Weirdly Wonderful Planters Give Stuffy Design the Boot

Weirdly Wonderful Planters Give Stuffy Design the Boot

Freshman gardeners sometimes think they need to do everything “properly” — like buying new tools that are innovative, soil and planters. The key that veteran gardeners understand is that creative gardening could be done with just a little humor, a […]

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What's ideal for an NFT System: Lettuce or Tomatoes?

What's ideal for an NFT System: Lettuce or Tomatoes?

Versatile nutrient film process systems, or NFT systems, develop just about any kind of vegetable, including lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum). The system permits a thin film of hydroponic growing solution to flow steadily over the plant roots. […]

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How to Prune Cane-Like Begonias

How to Prune Cane-Like Begonias

Beguiling begonias (Begonia spp.) Are a large family of plants typically grouped by growth habit or look. Cane-like begonias have tough, bamboo-like stems and are prized for their strikingly patterned leaves, and lots of feature attractive and fragrant flowers as […]

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Great Garden Combo: 6 Beautiful Plants to Get a Shady, Wet Site

Great Garden Combo: 6 Beautiful Plants to Get a Shady, Wet Site

Planting for shade can be hard enough; combine shade with soil that remains moist or moist year-round, and it is enough to make even an experienced gardener shudder. Yet there are some stunning perennials, shrubs and even trees which revel […]

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Wonderful Design Plant: Golden Currant

Wonderful Design Plant: Golden Currant

Found naturally across much of the USA and Canada, golden currant (Ribes aureum) happens in several varied habitats: prairies, stream banks borders, foothills, ponderosa pine forests and shrublands of sagebrush. Historically, many Native American tribes combined the dried fruits of […]

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Summer Crop: How to Grow Blueberries

Summer Crop: How to Grow Blueberries

Ornamental, versatile, edible, and highly healthy — blueberries tick all of the must-have boxes for a high landscape plant. Using their pink-white spring blossoms, blue berries throughout the summer, and red or yellow fall color, they make a three-season splash […]

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