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Out-of-the-Ordinary Dahlias - FineGardening

Many are familiar with common dahlia varieties, but fewer ever see lesser-known options. The varieties here are both beautiful and sturdy.

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        75 Plants for a Great Garden - FineGardening

        Fine Gardening has put together this collection of plants that are sure to catch your eye for their appearance, their performance, or both.

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          10 Ground Covers for Shade - FineGardening

          Filling in under a shady spot, can be tough, but these 10 ground covers stand the test of time and shadow! Learn what will grow and thrive under the trees.

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            Bulbs for Summer and Fall - FineGardening

            You can plant these in spring for an array of bold flowers later in the year

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              How to Attract Hummingbirds to the Garden

              There is something extra special about seeing a hummingbird. I don’t know if it’s their beauty, speed or dexterity that makes them so fascinating, but I just love spotting one in my gar…

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                The Best New Plants for 2020 - FineGardening

                Find out what's new and improved for the 2020 gardening season. Check out collection of the best new plants of 2020.

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                  Mix and Match for a Meaningful Design - FineGardening

                  Cohesion in a garden can be difficult to achieve. A design can appear either too homogenous or too disparate. Learn how to master meaningful garden design.

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                    Planting the Right Way - FineGardening

                    The best way to get a new plant off to a healthy start is to ensure you're planting it correctly. Learn here how to properly plant.

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                      Five bulbs to plant in February

                      Get ahead with your summer flower display by planting these five beautiful bulbs in February.

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                        20 plants for dry shade | Dry shade plants, Flower quotes, Plants

                        Discover some of our favourite plants to grow in dry shade, including picks for flowers and foliage.

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                          15 Tips to Make Seed-Starting Easier - FineGardening

                          Starting Seeds Starting seeds is an easy and affordable way to get more plants, but getting them off to a good start can be tricky if you’ve never done it […]

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                            January Regional Garden To-Do Lists - FineGardening

                            Make sure you’re starting the new year on the right foot with the help of our regional experts. They’ve compiled detailed lists of exactly what you should be doing in […]

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                              December Regional Garden To-Do Lists - FineGardening

                              Find out exactly what you should be doing in your garden, in your region, this month. Yes, there is plenty to do in the garden in December.

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                                Designing With Grasses - FineGardening

                                Grasses can act visually like shrubs. Some are arching, while others are stiff and formal. Learn more about designing your garden with grasses.

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                                  Project FeederWatch Begins in Early November - Horticulture

                                  Back-yard birdwatchers can help the scientists at Cornell University track the movements of North America’s birds every winter by participating in Project FeederWatch. This 21-week-long program begins the second Saturday in November each year. (That’s

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                                    Regional November Garden To-Do Lists - FineGardening

                                    Regional differences really make themselves known in the November garden. See what to do in your garden this month to get ahead of the cold.

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                                      Use These Fall Ingredients to Make Compost in Time for Next Year's Garden | Gardening

                                      The structure that compost provides helps the soil retain moisture and enables the roots of the plants to

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                                        3 Things That Don’t Work (Reliably) as Deer Repellent - FineGardening

                                        These three things simply don't work reliably as deer repellent, so you can skip them when considering your options for battling your local grazers.

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                                          October Regional Garden To-Do Lists - FineGardening

                                          Now that fall is here, what is there to do in the garden? Fall is the time of harvest, of closing the garden, of gathering leaves, of bringing plant debris […]

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                                              How to Use Annuals and Tropicals in a Fall Garden - FineGardening

                                              Tim Erdmann, horticulturist from Longwood Gardens in PA, offers some tips for how to use annuals and tropicals for a great late-season show in the garden.

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                                                Autumn Pots Minus the Mums - FineGardening

                                                Forgo fall’s most overused plant for a more sophisticated design

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                                                  Pink Plants for Fall - FineGardening

                                                  Using this unexpected autumn color creates an instant focal point

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                                                    10 Plants that Shine at Night - FineGardening

                                                    With the right lighting and the right plants, a beautiful day-time garden can also shine at night. Night-time gardens are commonly called “moon gardens” because they typically feature an abundance […]

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                                                      Summer Stars that Beat the Heat - FineGardening

                                                      There is an ample palette of thriving plants out there that can make August heat look audacious. Search out these performers and you’ll plant your way toward a garden that defies—and even celebrates—the high summer season.

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                                                        Fourth of July Cutting Garden - FineGardening

                                                        The following plants were used in our Fourth of July bouquet video, but many plants can be grown and used for a Fourth of July cutting garden. If you want […]

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                                                          10 Ground Covers for Shade - FineGardening

                                                          Filling in under a shady spot, can be tough, but these 10 ground covers stand the test of time and shadow! Learn what will grow and thrive under the trees.

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                                                            Garden Design Basics: Designing with Bold Colors

                                                            The basics of dynamic garden design. Learn how to choose and combine bold colors that won't clash, but which will bring warmth to your garden.

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                                                              Fast-Growing Trees for Impatient Gardeners - FineGardening

                                                              It doesn’t take a lifetime for these strong trees to reach their full potential

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                                                                10 No Fail Drought Tolerant Perennials for Low Water Gardens | The Garden Glove

                                                                If you live in drought stricken or prone areas, it's a must. While I love a gorgeous hydrangea, and roses are amazing, there are plenty of flowering plants that don't suck down our water resources. These ten no fail perennials for low water gard

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                                                                  The Only Weed Identification Guide You'll Ever Need

                                                                  Don't let weeds rob your garden of its beauty. Use our guide to help identify and control these troublesome pests.

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                                                                    Fast-Growing Fillers - FineGardening

                                                                    Say good-bye to bare spots with these eight herbaceous dynamos

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                                                                      Plants Can Help Boost Your Immune System, According to Research

                                                                      Pop quiz: Can you name three plants you encountered today? Greenery makes for a beautiful backdrop at home and during strolls through the park and neighborhood, but there's another reason why scientists want you to be more in tune with your surroundi

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                                                                        12 Principles of Garden Design

                                                                        These universal principles have become the set of tools I use to create gardens that embody all the key elements of the world’s greatest landscapes but are scaled to each individual’s s…

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                                                                          Protect Your Local Pollinators With A DIY Bee Watering Station - Off Grid World

                                                                          If we want our plants to reproduce, we need to give bees all the help they can get. Bees and other pollinators are the third party gamete delivery service for millions of plant species across the globe, and especially those plants that feed our exploding

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                                                                                Bird’s Nests and Baby Birds in the Garden - Horticulture

                                                                                What to do if there's a bird's nest in your potted plant, or if you find a baby bird on the ground in your yard.

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                                                                                  PLANTING HYDRANGEAS IN POTS AND URNS - StoneGable

                                                                                    Let me introduce you to my very favorite hydrangea for using in the urns and pots. It has been so successful on the porch here at StoneGable. THE ORIGINAL is a gorgeous, easy to grow hydrangea that is part of the Endless Summer Collection. It’

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                                                                                    The 15 Most Underused Perennials

                                                                                    Most gardeners are familiar with classic perennials such as daylilies, peonies, hostas, and iris, but there's a whole host of lesser-known, underused perennials that can add color and interest to your garden. You may have to search for them at your g

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                                                                                        Colorful Selections for Shade - FineGardening

                                                                                        With these striking plants, you'll never need to settle for a sea of green again

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                                                                                          15 Deer-Resistant Plants - FineGardening

                                                                                          John Van Etten, former grounds superintendent at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York, recommends 15 deer-resistant plants.

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                                                                                            Plants for a Wow-Worthy Container - FineGardening

                                                                                            So many of us love to look at all the beautiful colors, textures and shapes of plants in the garden center, but we have a hard time visualizing combinations. Don’t …

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                                                                                                10 Water-wise Plants - FineGardening

                                                                                                With drought and water-shortages threatening again this year, pick plants that require less hydration and keep the landscape growing even when it's dry. Here are 10 water-wise plants that will look great in your yard.

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                                                                                                  New Regional Reports - March To-Do Lists - FineGardening

                                                                                                  For many of us, it’s just warming up enough to get going in earnest in the garden. Below, you will find some suggestions from our new regional reporters to help …

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                                                                                                      How to Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Kale - FineGardening

                                                                                                      Kale is a popular vegetable to eat and easy vegetable to grow. This cold-hardy green is a wonderful addition to a garden any time of year. Here are a few tips for growing kale.

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                                                                                                          Top 7 Garden Trends That Made the Cut for 2019

                                                                                                          For the past few years we have reported on the shifting consciousness of gardeners toward an embrace of nature, the impact of all things digital in our lives,

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                                                                                                            Forcing Branches - FineGardening

                                                                                                            Bring spring indoors early for winter color and fragrance

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                                                                                                              Wonderful Winter Containers - FineGardening

                                                                                                              Container gardening doesn’t have to stop when the growing season is over. Taking advantage of strong plants and seasonal cuttings keeps your winter containers going into spring.

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                                                                                                                Lessons Learned From a 25-Year-Old Garden - FineGardening

                                                                                                                There’s no such thing as perfection. Even the most beautiful gardens need constant tweaking and editing. The owners of this gorgeous space learned that early on in their landscaping adventures. Mary and Lew Reid never looked back after abandoning a beau

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                                                                                                                    How to Plant Tulips in Pots - FineGardening

                                                                                                                    Growing these spring classics in pots lets you dodge most of their drawbacks

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                                                                                                                      Autumn Garden Decoration: Succulent Pumpkins

                                                                                                                      Do you love fall and also love succulents? Combine your favorite things with this easy, beautiful, autumnal craft. Learn how to craft a succulent pumpkin and use it as an autumn centerpiece or decoration, straight from the garden.

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                                                                                                                        Improve Your Soil by Raking Less - FineGardening

                                                                                                                        If you dread the annual fall leaf-raking marathon, I have good news for you: Raking and collecting leaves every autumn is a tradition without scientific basis. Research has proven that mowing leaves into your lawn can improve its vigor.

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                                                                                                                          10 Plants for Year-round Containers - FineGardening

                                                                                                                          Amazing plants that last season after season. These ten survivors can stay in pots for years, lending consistency to your designs, and ease to your gardening schedule.

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                                                                                                                            Attracting Butterflies To Your Garden

                                                                                                                            Planting milkweed is the key to creating the habitat that monarchs need to survive. We cover the top ten plants to have in your garden for attracting butterflies.

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                                                                                                                              Butterfly Garden

                                                                                                                              One of the pleasures I enjoy about a garden is watching all the wildlife that comes to visit. I am particularly fond of those little acrobats of the sky: b