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Are Burning Bushes Invasive? | Gardening Advice

Are Burning Bushes Invasive? | Gardening Advice

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This year I tried to buy more burning bush for our yard because I like the fall color,... Read More »

Are Daylily Buds Edible | Gardening Question

Are Daylily Buds Edible | Gardening Question

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Are daylily buds edible? How do you cook them? — F.P., Berlin, NH The flower buds, flowers, leaves,... Read More »

Attract Birds to Your Yard | Gardening Advice

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Our family enjoys watching birds from our windows, and we want to landscape with the best plants to... Read More »

Garden Question: Why Doesn’t My Fall Daisy Bloom?

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My two-foot daisy plant bloomed each fall for five or six years but stopped two years ago. The... Read More »

Garden Solutions: Perennials and Groundcover

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I’m distressed that some of the plants in my perennial garden are really overgrown and crowded. What should... Read More »

Gardening Question | Why Don’t Hardy Mums Survive the Winter?

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Every fall I buy beautiful hardy mums, but they don’t seem to survive the winter in my landscape.... Read More »

Garlic Mustard and Oriental Bittersweet | Garden Solutions for Invasive Plants

Garlic Mustard and Oriental Bittersweet | Garden Solutions for Invasive Plants

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The trees in the area next to my yard have been overrun by vines, and the ground is... Read More »

Get Rid of Chipmunks | Garden Solutions

Get Rid of Chipmunks | Garden Solutions

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Chipmunks are making their home in my flowerbeds. Can you suggest plants that they’ll avoid? — M.B., Nashua,... Read More »

Get Rid of Poison Ivy | Garden Solutions

Get Rid of Poison Ivy | Garden Solutions

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Q. How can we get rid of poison ivy that’s growing along the ground and up trees all... Read More »

How to Control Invasive Bittersweet | Gardening Advice

How to Control Invasive Bittersweet | Gardening Advice

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What can I do to manage the bittersweet entangling the bank at the back of my house and... Read More »

How to Remove Snow from Trees and Shrubs | Gardening Advice

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Should I shake snow and ice off the branches of my shrubs and trees, or is it better... Read More »

Is Bittersweet Invasive? | Gardening Advice

Is Bittersweet Invasive? | Gardening Advice

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Last spring I sent away for three bittersweet plants and received one male and two female plants. These... Read More »

Japanese Knotweed | Garden Solutions

Japanese Knotweed | Garden Solutions

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A tall, grassy plant we call “bamboo” has been spreading like wildfire near a brook on our property,... Read More »

Preserve Hydrangeas | Garden Advice

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Q. My blue hydrangea has produced spectacular flowers this summer, and I want to use them in fall... Read More »

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions

Prevent Wood Rot, Keep Cats out of Gardens | Real Solutions

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We recently painted our house and found wood rot, which necessitated a lot of repair and replacement work... Read More »

Pruning Lilacs and Rhododendrons | Real Solutions for the Garden

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Every spring I remove the faded blossoms on our lilacs and rhododendrons after they’ve finished flowering, to help... Read More »

Real Solutions: Prepare Your Garden for Winter

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Get your landscaping ready for New England’s bitter months by reading our tips to prepare your garden for... Read More »

Real Solutions: Pruning, Wood Ash Uses

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Is winter the right time to prune my apple trees and blueberry bushes? — R.R., Jackson, NJ Most... Read More »

What Are Oak Apple Galls? | Gardening Question

What Are Oak Apple Galls? | Gardening Question

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I’m surrounded by oak trees here, and last year I noticed numerous solid, Ping-Pong-sized balls dropping from them.... Read More »

When to Fertilize Shrubs | Gardening Advice

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The flowering shrubs in our landscape don’t give us much bloom in our sandy soil, even though we... Read More »

Witch Hazel and Shrubs | Real Solutions

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Are there trees and shrubs that flower in the fall that I can use in my landscape? —... Read More »



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