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3 Last-Minute Gifts for Gardeners

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Looking for a last-minute gift for the gardener in your life? Personalized gardening kits can be made easily... Read More »

Make a Holiday Container Garden

Make a Holiday Container Garden

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Now is the time to gather the evergreen, fir, spruce and pine branches that the autumnal winds have... Read More »

Grow Alfalfa Sprouts in a Jar | 5 Easy Steps

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Growing alfalfa and other sprouts in a jar is easy, fast, economical, and fun. Putting nutritious sprouts on... Read More »

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

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Whether you want to snack on them, feed them to the birds, or plant them for next year,... Read More »

Make a Pumpkin Planter | Pumpkin Crafts

Make a Pumpkin Planter | Pumpkin Crafts

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Sure, carving Jack-o’-Lanterns for Halloween is a popular pastime, but pumpkins and gourds can also be a versatile... Read More »

How to Make Mums Last Longer | Gardening Advice

How to Make Mums Last Longer | Gardening Advice

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Nothing announces the change of the season from summer to fall in New England more than the sight... Read More »

Extend the Growing Season into Fall

Extend the Growing Season into Fall

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Yes, the days are getting shorter and cooler, but that doesn’t mean the growing season and the joy... Read More »

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

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

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

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

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

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

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

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

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

Make a Stump Planter

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

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

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

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

8 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (82% score)

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

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

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

8 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (84% score)

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

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

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

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

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



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