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Fresh from Mary Ann Esposito’s Garden

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Read more: Mary Ann’s garden recipes Some men bring their wives a dozen long-stemmed roses when they want... Read More »

Garden Paths and Hardscapes

Garden Paths and Hardscapes

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Good landscaping is about more than just plants. Paths, benches, walls, water features — they’re all part of... 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 »

Garden Tools with Style

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How does your garden grow? With style, if you use streamlined, neutral-hued tools and accessories created by Fernanda... Read More »

Gardens in Backyards

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No two gardens are alike and gardeners learn something new with each growing season. Here are some New... Read More »

Gordon Hayward: Crabapple Tips

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Garden designer Gordon Hayward, author of nine books on gardening, advises doing some research before buying any crabapple,... Read More »

Growing Vegetables Chart

Growing Vegetables Chart

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In addition to this information on when to start seeds, when to fertilize, and when to water, see... Read More »

Hive Cures

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You may think hay fever is bad until you join the one in five Americans who get the... Read More »

Honey Sharp: Native Plants

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To plan a successful flower garden, Honey Sharp‘s rule is to first seek out native plants; they create... Read More »

How to Grow Vegetables Year Round on a Maine Island

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Nancy Jordan grows and serves vegetables year round on her island home in Maine. She shares her top... Read More »

How to Keep Squirrels out of Bird Feeders | Simple Solutions

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Squirrels are notorious pests when it comes to stealing food that’s been put out for the birds. Here... Read More »

Install a Backyard Rock and Water Garden

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Want to add an interesting focal point to your garden area? Consider installing a backyard water garden. I... Read More »

Invasive Plant Species in New England

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Kill Them All? Learn to Live With Them? There are no easy answers when “invasive” plants move into... Read More »

Jim Donahue & Eugene Platt, Topiary Gardeners, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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In 1905, the Thomas Brayton family hired Joseph Carreiro to create gardens on their estate overlooking Narragansett Bay.... Read More »

Lettuce Plants

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Tips for growing lettuce: Plant lettuce early — directly in the ground as soon as the soil can... Read More »

Make a Rain Barrel

Make a Rain Barrel

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Keeping your garden well-watered through the summer months is easier when you make a rain barrel to use... Read More »

Organic Lawn Care | Gardening Solutions

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Read more: Five tips for organic lawn care Richard Shasteen, retired from a long career as a project... Read More »

Organic Lawns | 5 Tips for Healthy Lawns

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Organic lawns aren’t just healthier; once established, they’re less expensive and less time-consuming to maintain. Whether you’re hiring... Read More »

Pepper Plants

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Tips for growing peppers: Pepper seeds need warm soil to germinate. Experiments by Georgia horticulturists have shown that... Read More »

Plants That Attract Birds

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Just off the beaten path in tiny Princeton, Massachusetts, resides a natural attraction that all the birds and... Read More »

Poison Ivy and Oak Treatment

Poison Ivy and Oak Treatment

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Poison ivy and oak are members of a plant family that includes poison wood (an itch-causing plant found... Read More »

Project Native: Growing Native Plants

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“Nobody is a better landscaper than nature,” states Raina Weber, dirt-streaked and beaming, from her Housatonic, Massachusetts, native-plant... Read More »

Radish Plants

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Tips for growing radishes: Thin radishes to about an inch apart when the plants are a week old.... 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 »

Red Is the Color | Mary’s Farm

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Last year was one of the worst years for hay that I can remember. Aside from the need... Read More »

Remedies for Common Houseplant Ailments.

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Try these houseplant remedies when your plants start to wither and droop. Houseplant ailments fall into three main... Read More »



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