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10 Best Shade-Loving Plants | Gardening Advice

10 Best Shade-Loving Plants | Gardening Advice

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

These ten shade-loving plants are a great way to spruce up even the darkest corners of your garden.... Read More »

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from the Garden

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from the Garden

10 votes, 4.30 avg. rating (85% score)

Gardeners are known to be some of the most giving people on earth.  We love to teach, share... Read More »

5 Simple Ways to Make Bird Feeders

5 Simple Ways to Make Bird Feeders

11 votes, 4.73 avg. rating (93% score)

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

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Garden in Winter

8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

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

Answers to Your Toughest Gardening Questions

7 votes, 3.71 avg. rating (74% score)

Q. I am crazy for herbs (cilantro, basil, parsley and mint). How can I get a head start... Read More »

Architectural Elements in the Garden

6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% score)

Want to set the mood in your yard? Try adding architectural elements in the garden. Whether your idea... Read More »

Attract Birds to Your Yard | Gardening Advice

5 votes, 3.40 avg. rating (69% score)

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

Bee Pollination | The Benefits of Luring and Housing Bees

Bee Pollination | The Benefits of Luring and Housing Bees

9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

Bees buzzing around your gardens and property are a good thing, and beekeeping has been gaining popularity in... Read More »

Berry Festivals in New England

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned New England Strawberry or Blueberry festival. Though there are hundreds of... Read More »

Best 5 Nurseries and Garden Centers in New England

Best 5 Nurseries and Garden Centers in New England

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

Tovah Martin, author of more than a dozen gardening books, including The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter, 2009) and... Read More »

Best Flower & Vegetable Varieties | 2014 Home & Garden Awards

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

Looking for some help in planning a successful New England flower or vegetable garden? Here are the winners... Read More »

Best Nurseries | 2014 Home & Garden Awards

Best Nurseries | 2014 Home & Garden Awards

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

Whether it’s roses, peonies, perennials, houseplants, or shrubs you’re searching for, it’s the garden centers and nurseries that... Read More »

Birdbaths | Installation and Maintenance

Birdbaths | Installation and Maintenance

9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

A garden just isn’t quite the same without a few birdbaths dotting the landscape. Well maintained birdbaths placed... Read More »

Birdhouses in the Garden

9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” ~Chinese proverb~ Birds and... Read More »

Bittersweet Vine | Is the Invasive and Beautiful Plant Friend or Foe?

Bittersweet Vine | Is the Invasive and Beautiful Plant Friend or Foe?

9 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (89% score)

Bittersweet vines are known for being a destructive and invasive plant, but is everything about them bad? New... 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 »

Boston’s Hidden Gardens

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

There was a time in Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill when the tiny brick-walled spaces behind homes... Read More »

Build a Cold Frame

8 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (86% score)

Cold frames are excellent for starting new plants early in the season and extending the growing season into... Read More »

Build a Compost Bin

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

A Maine gardener discovers how to make rich, nutrient-filled humus the easy way. Fred Davis knows the value... Read More »

Build a Rock Garden in a Day

9 votes, 4.11 avg. rating (81% score)

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

Cady’s Falls Nursery | Perennial Lessons

Cady’s Falls Nursery | Perennial Lessons

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

“We were new in Vermont,” Don Avery writes in the forward to his 2014 nursery catalogue, “In the... Read More »

Companion Plants | 5 Great Garden Ornamental and Edible Plant Combinations

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

when used as companion plants, edible and ornamental plants grow beautifully alongside each other and make interesting container... Read More »

Container Gardening | Grow Plants Together in Pots or Planters

7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (94% score)

Container gardening can be fun when you think about using theme that are creative, beautiful or functional. Plants... Read More »

Corn, Beans, Squash — Planted Together

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

Squash, indigenous to Mesoamerica, has been around for at least 5,000 years. The ancient civilizations of these regions... Read More »

Create a Backyard Memory Garden

Create a Backyard Memory Garden

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

A memory garden is a beautiful way to honor and remember a lost loved one. It doesn’t have to be... Read More »

Crop Rotation | Prevent Pests and Diseases

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Crop rotation may sound complicated, but this age-old practice is such a useful method for thwarting pest and... Read More »

David Haskell: Green Giant in Massachusetts

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Small stones crunch beneath David Haskell’s boots as he strolls along a shady path amid Allen C. Haskell... Read More »



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