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Hydrangea Care | Planting Tips and Maintenance

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Hydrangeas have been coined “natures own pH tester” as the colors of the showy blooms the shrubs produce are... Read More »

Flowers That Attract Bees

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Regardless of whether they are the honey-producing variety or not, all bees are good for the garden. Welcoming... Read More »

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds to the Garden

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Hummingbirds are always welcome guests in gardens. It’s fascinating to watch them flit from plant to plant like... Read More »

Weeding Tips

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Weeding may be the least favorite task a gardener must tackle. Keeping up with weeding can be tedious... Read More »

How to Divide Hostas | Instructions and Advice

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Hosta plants—leafy, shade-loving perennials—can be found in sizes that range from about 6 inches to more than four... Read More »

Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

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Peonies have been called the “Marilyn Monroe” of flowers simply because they are so stunning.  Fragrant and perfect... Read More »

Aphid Control

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Taking preventative measures to control aphids before the growing season is always a good idea. Early and prompt... Read More »

Kitchen Garden Tips

Kitchen Garden Tips

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A kitchen garden is a separate garden plot located close to the kitchen door for spring, summer and... Read More »

Build a Rock Garden in a Day

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A rock garden is a striking architectural feature, and if you think small scale, it’s easy to build... Read More »

Gardening Superstitions

Gardening Superstitions

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Folklore and superstitions have swirled around gardening for years and go well beyond lucky four-leaf clovers or moon-phase... Read More »

Planting and Harvesting Rhubarb

Planting and Harvesting Rhubarb

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The Rhubarb plant dates back thousands of years to Asia, though it has been a standard in New... Read More »

Make a Stump Planter

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Do you have an old stump or log from a fallen tree on your property? Why not use... Read More »

Blue Flowers | 5 Popular Varieties for the Garden

Blue Flowers | 5 Popular Varieties for the Garden

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Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning summer flower gardens. When thinking about colors, consider blue—one... Read More »

The 10 Best Low Light Houseplants

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Not all plants require bright light to flourish; in fact, some plants do best in low to medium... Read More »

Ferns | General Care and Tips

Ferns | General Care and Tips

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Ferns can add a lush, tropical feel to an inside space, making them a popular choice for houseplants.... Read More »

Tiny Plants and Planters | Miniature Houseplant Ideas

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Miniature houseplants are sweet, fun and whimsical. Displaying these tiny plants and flowers in miniature, makeshift plant pots... Read More »

Sun-Loving Houseplants | 5 Windowsill Choices

Sun-Loving Houseplants | 5 Windowsill Choices

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Windowsills receiving full light exposure provide an optimum environment for sun-loving houseplants. With just a bit of effort,... Read More »

Make a Miniature Terrarium

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Not only are terrariums the simplest way to connect with nature and bring the beauty of the outdoors... Read More »

Flowering Houseplants | 5 Favorite Varieties

Flowering Houseplants | 5 Favorite Varieties

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Flowering houseplants are a sure pick-me-up during the long, grey months of winter. Not only do they add... Read More »

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Garden in Winter

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New Englanders know that the hands-on growing and nurturing aspect of a garden is virtually out of the... Read More »

5 Simple Ways to Make Bird Feeders

5 Simple Ways to Make Bird Feeders

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Bring a little life back into your frozen garden this winter by attracting non-migratory birds using one (or... Read More »

5 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

5 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

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Rather than simply throwing your Christmas tree out when the season is over, why not try something different... Read More »

Tips to Care for a Live Christmas Tree

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Using a live Christmas tree during the holidays has been steadily gaining popularity over the years. Depending on... Read More »

Gifts for and from the Garden | Top Ten Local Products

Gifts for and from the Garden | Top Ten Local Products

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Products made and/or grown and harvested by New England gardeners make great gifts for friends and family members.... Read More »

How to Care for Orchids to Help Them Re-bloom

How to Care for Orchids to Help Them Re-bloom

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With a cluster of delicate-looking blooms clinging to one or two extended stems that are flanked by elongated,... Read More »

Recycled Plant Containers

Recycled Plant Containers

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Looking for fun, unusual and fresh ideas for vessels in which to start houseplant cuttings or seedlings this... Read More »

Potatoes | Uses for the Versatile Spud

Potatoes | Uses for the Versatile Spud

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Thousands of different varieties of potatoes are grown worldwide in a broad range of shapes, sizes and colors... Read More »



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