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Maintaining Healthy Garden Soil - FineGardening

Discover the current state of your garden soil and learn how to nourish it so that you can make sure you are keeping it healthy.

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Garden To Do List January

The weather outside may be wintry, but there is still plenty you can do to stay connected to the garden. Check out this list of garden related tasks and

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    How to Protect Broadleaf Evergreens from Winter Damage - FineGardening

    Proper protection goes a long way in keeping these prized plants going strong. Learn how to protect broadleaf evergreens in winter.

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    Evergreen Perennials for Your Region - FineGardening

    Choice perennials that stay green year-round make snowless winters much more attractive. See evergreen perennials for your region.

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    Peony Gardening Tips By P. Allen Smith - Gilbert H. Wild & Son

    I’m a hopeless collector… of everything, you name it. Books, funky art, even funky friends, chickens, daffodils, and lots of other flowers.

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    Phenomenal Lavender, Lavandula | American Meadows

    Phenomenal Lavender has it all: exceptionally tolerant of both high heat and harsh winter, this easy-to-grow lavender even shows resistance to the effects of humidity. Highly fragrant with concentrated essential oils, Phenomenal's spikes of purple-blue fl

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      8 Gardening Pros Pick Their Favorite Must-Have Trees - FineGardening

      Discover the top must-have tree choices recommended by horticultural experts for your landscape. Find the perfect tree for your garden.

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      Learn to Spot and Treat Summer Plant Diseases - FineGardening

      Learn how to diagnose and manage summer plant diseases. Get tips for identifying and treating common diseases.

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      Maximize Your Harvest With Succession Planting - FineGardening

      By watching the calendar and practicing succession planting, you can get multiple harvests from your vegetable garden this year.

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      Shade Plants With Shiny Foliage - FineGardening

      Silver foliage is a useful tool in garden design, as it provides subtle variety that easily pairs with almost all other foliage and flower colors.

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      Bring in the Beneficials - FineGardening

      If you want plants that look great and keep pests in check, our experts have some suggestions for you here.

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      These 6 Methods Will Prevent Rabbits from Chewing Up Your Beloved Garden

      Tried-and-true ways that will work all season long.

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      How to Identify a Drought-Tolerant Plant - FineGardening

      Characteristics such as size, color, and texture can help you determine whether a plant might be drought resistant. Learn more, here.

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      23 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in America

      Need a breath of fresh air? From cherry blossoms and azaleas, to cacti and rock art, these stunning gardens around the country are calling your name.

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      No Mow May? Good intentions, bad approach, critics say

      If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve heard about the #NoMowMay movement that’s been gaining steam on social media and in eco-conscious circles these past few years.

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      Healthy Soil Is at the Heart of a Thriving Garden   - FineGardening

      Learn how to create healthy soil for the garden. Keep soil health at the top of your mind with these practical tips. 

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      Hummingbirds in the Garden

      I have always loved hummingbirds but my relationship with them changed dramatically in 2014. This was the year that I decided to take the plunge and focus an entire episode of the program “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan” on hummingbirds and their i

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      20 Great Plants for Butterflies - FineGardening

      Bring beauty and pollinators to your garden with a mix of these of annuals, perennials, and woody plants. Find great plants for butterflies.

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      Peony Gardening Tips By P. Allen Smith

      Here are some of my notes and takes aways from the field to consider if you’re serious about peonies. Hopefully, you’ll find them helpful:

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      Itching to start spring garden cleanup? Not so fast!

      When the blare of the year’s first leaf blower awakened me one morning last week, I realized spring cleanup had commenced -- no matter that March could still roar like a lion here in my Long Island, New York, neighborhood.

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        Plants for Soggy Spots - FineGardening

        Lots of gardeners have at least one area of their property that never seems to dry out. It is, invariably, in a location that screams for a garden, but most […]

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        Use Geometry to Create a Beautiful Garden Plan - FineGardening

        In this article, learn how to use geometry in your garden to create a beautiful plan that will change your design perspective every season.

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        How to Protect and Revive Plants After an Unexpected Freeze - FineGardening

        If cold weather has wreaked havoc on your lawn and plants, take these steps to save what you can. Learn how to deal with unexpected freeze.

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        4 Simple Upgrades That Make a Big Difference in the Garden - FineGardening

        Have you always wondered what makes a garden truly stunning? Learn from these 4 simple garden upgrades that make a big difference.

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        Plant Grafting 101 - FineGardening

        Nearly every gardener has purchased a plant propagated with grafting. Learn the science behind plant grafting and ways to do it at home.

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        Plants That Bloom in Late Winter or Early Spring - FineGardening

        Treat yourself to some plants that will liven up the garden from late winter to early spring. Start the year with flowers in your garden.

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        Perennials That Bloom Through Late Fall - FineGardening

        With beautiful, long-lasting flowers, these plants will extend your garden’s season of interest. Find late fall perennials, here.

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        10 Uncommon Holly, Winterberry, and Inkberry Varieties to Spark Winter Garden Interest - FineGardening

        From deciduous to evergreen, these 10 outstanding options demonstrate what this diverse genus has to offer. Find holly and more here.

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        Perennials for Fall Color - FineGardening

        Herbaceous perennials can provide amazing fall color. Choose selections with vivid, long-lasting interest to brighten your fading garden.

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        Fall Bulb Planting for Your Region - FineGardening

        Bulb-ordering season is here for much of the country, and many gardeners are rushing to nurseries and getting their online orders ready. It’s important to plan ahead and make your […]

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        3 Autumn Favorites to Anchor Your Garden Design - FineGardening

        After more than 25 years working in a public garden, I have discovered some great plants. Here are a few that make attractive anchors for great displays.

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        Regional Picks for Best Native Woodies - FineGardening

        Gardeners love native plants, which are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the preservation of wildlife and the overall ecology of a region.

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        9 Fall Shrubs that will Transform your Garden

        Shrubs have always been the backbone of good garden design, but with recent improvements to flowering, foliage color and plant form they are becoming popular for more than their structural assets. …

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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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        Garden To Do List August

        It’s hard to believe that it’s back-to-school time. By the end of the month yellow school buses will be rumbling down roads across the country. It’s a not so subtle reminder that …

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        Surprise Lilies

        Have you ever heard of a plant called surprise lily. It looks like a lily plant. I first saw this plant when I was in Georgia and found it in S. Carolina also, however I could not find it for sale …

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        Pruning Lavender, Sage and Other Subshrubs

        Learn how to prune lavender, sage, thyme, geranium, wormwood, and other subshrubs to keep plants healthy, growing well, and looking good.

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        Learn to Prune Japanese Maples

        Japanese maples are elegant in all seasons, with delicate leaves, fine fall color, and the loveliest branch patterns in the world.

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        Tips for Surviving a Texas-Sized Drought and Heat Wave - FineGardening

        Records for heat waves and drought seem to be broken regularly now. As a gardener in Texas, I have some tips for getting through these events.

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          10 Shrubs for Summer Color - FineGardening

          These shrubs give it their all during the warmer months, providing fantastic flowers and, in some cases, interesting foliage or fruit.

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          Growing Mountain Hydrangeas: The Tougher Hydrangea - FineGardening

          For a tougher hydrangea that blooms more reliably, look to this lesser-known species. Learn more about mountain hydrangeas here.

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          Grow Native Milkweeds to Bring Pollinators to Your Garden - FineGardening

          Monarch butterflies rely on milkweed (Asclepias spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) as their primary host plant.

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            Bring the Buzzzzz Back to Your Garden - FineGardening

            Enliven your beds with flowers that attract, nurture, and nourish bees

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            Save Your Peony Blooms For Later

            This simple trick for saving peony blooms for later means you get weeks of fresh peony bouquets for even longer than the typical blooming period!

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            Maintaining Healthy Garden Soil - FineGardening

            Discover the current state of your garden soil and learn how to nourish it, so you can make sure that you are keeping your soil healthy.

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            Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants - FineGardening

            Don't let your hard work become a buffet for the next passing herd. Discover here which deer-resistant plants will grow well in your region.

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            Peony Gardening Tips By P. Allen Smith

            Here are some of my notes and takes aways from the field to consider if you’re serious about peonies. Hopefully, you’ll find them helpful:

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            Plants for Your Region to Add to Your Shopping List - FineGardening

            Wondering what plants to add to your shopping list this year? Find four expert-picked plants for your region that everyone should buy.

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              10 Combinations for Shade - FineGardening

              Shade is always a difficult condition to garden in, but it's far from impossible. Here are some plant combinations for the shade.

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              Gardening for Pollinators: Everything You Need to Know and Grow for a Gorgeous Pollinator Garden - FineGardening

              Pollinators play an integral part in the food chain that we simply cannot replicate for impact. Learn what you can do to help pollinators.

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              Spring Planting Ideas - FineGardening

              Spring is a magical time. Our winter-weary spirits lift as hints of green begin to appear. We notice even the smallest patches of snowdrops and crocuses as we drive by […]

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              Growing Species Tulips for Early Spring Blooms - FineGardening

              Species tulips exist in vibrant or subtle pinks, reds, buttery oranges, and purples, just like the big guys. This is definitely an option you want to explore.

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              The Best Flowers for Your Cutting Garden - FineGardening

              If you only grow a handful of vaseworthy flowers, these are the ones you need

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              MyOnlineSchool | Hanging plants, Clematis, Hanging garden

              Feb 26, 2016 - Looking to grow clematis in hanging baskets? In this interview with internationally renowned clematis grower Ray Evison, we look at 3 varieties of clematis suitable for hanging planters.

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              Everything You Need to Know About Conifers - FineGardening

              Conifers form the structural backbone of gardens all year round. But not every conifer works in every situation. Learn more here.

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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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              Monty Don urges you to collect ‘every last’ leaf this October – to enrich your soil for free

              ‘Nothing makes a better soil conditioner,’ according to the garden expert – here’s how he uses them

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                (Don’t) Put the Garden to Bed for the Season - FineGardening

                Most of us were taught to get a jump on spring by putting the garden “to bed” in fall. But what if we told you tidying up was overrated? Learn why here.

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                  8 Fall Chores That Can’t Wait - FineGardening

                  By the time that October rolls around, most gardeners are ready to throw in the trowel, retreat indoors, and curl up by the fire with a good book. But if […]

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                    Pruning - FineGardening

                    Expert advice on where, when, and why to trim your plants

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                    Time to Order Spring Bulbs - FineGardening

                    Thinking of spring-blooming bulbs in August? They are planted in the fall, and ordering now is one way to ensure you have the best selection.

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                    September Garden To Do List

                    “In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get s…

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                      How to Get Season-Long Performance Out of Your Shade Containers - FineGardening

                      These five care tips will answer your questions and keep your shade containers looking full and luscious all season long.

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                        A Naturalistic Garden Is Better for the Environment and Requires Less Work - FineGardening

                        Naturalistic gardens give you the feeling of being in nature. Learn how to design a stunning naturalistic garden here.

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                          Native Plants for the Birds - FineGardening

                          The right native plant species can make your garden an avian haven. Find beautiful and beneficial plants for birds here.

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                          Tying It All Together - FineGardening

                          If you garden, you love plants—especially the newest and most unusual ones. After bringing these treasures home, they often end up plopped in various places without a lot of pre-planning […]

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                            Beautiful Hydrangeas for Every Garden - FineGardening

                            Hydrangeas add drama to the garden like no other plant. In this collection of articles, find beautiful hydrangeas to suit nearly any condition.

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                            The Secret to Fresh Cut Flowers - FineGardening

                            In this video from the experts at Gardeners’ World, you’ll learn how to snip and keep fresh cut flowers happy in a vase for days.

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                              An English Country Garden in Summer - FineGardening

                              During his time designing and maintaining this English country garden, Istvan Dudas has wholeheartedly embraced the cottage garden style.

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                              How to Grow Lavender in Every Climate | Gardener’s Path

                              Lavender adds soft beauty to any landscape and has endless medicinal purposes for home use. Find tips to grow lavender in any climate on Gardener’s Path.

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                              17 Plants to Control Pests

                              One of the great things about gardening is that in some ways your garden can take care of itself. Now I’m not endorsing abandoning your garden chores completely, but there are a few things th…

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                                Garden To Do List July

                                The dog days of summer are upon us, which means plenty of hot weather. Between now and mid August everything slows down in the garden so we can start spending less time doing and more time enjoying…

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                                Vitex Trees 101

                                Allen shares tips about his Vitex Trees, otherwise known as ‘Chaste trees.’ He talks about how pruning in the late winter helps to make the Vitex tree bloom ...

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                                Grow Native Milkweeds to Bring Pollinators to Your Garden - FineGardening

                                Monarch butterflies rely on milkweed (Asclepias spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) as their primary host plant.

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                                The Easy Way to Divide Plants in Pots - FineGardening

                                Learn how Monty Don, host of Gardeners’ World, splits perennials straight from the nursery into pieces and repots those plants to grow on.

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                                  The 12 Most Romantic Flowers for Your Garden

                                  From roses to sweet peas, we’ve gathered the most romantic flowers to grow in your garden (including how to care for them!).

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                                  The Path to Yearlong Fragrance - FineGardening

                                  Most garden plants look good, but how many offer a scent as capti­vating as their appearance? And how often do we actually detect a scent? A kind breeze sometimes brings […]

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                                  Peony Planting

                                  For me, one of the peony’s biggest attractions is its long life. I’ve heard of herbaceous peonies blooming reliably for more than 50 years, sometimes outliving the gardeners who planted…

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                                  Tools for Working the Soil - FineGardening

                                  Forget the rototiller. An experienced gardener recommends five tried-and-true hand tools for preparing seedbeds and moving dirt around.

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                                  16 Perennials That Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden! - Finding Sea Turtles | Hummingbird garden, Hummingbird plants, How to attract hummingbirds

                                  Oct 5, 2019 - Perennials for hummingbirds. Love having hummingbirds visit your garden? Expand your garden space to attract hummingbirds. And if you don’t have hummingbirds then, create a place for them. We all love seeing those magnificent little hummin

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                                  Growing Lily of the Valley: Tips and Tales - Longfield Gardens | Longfield gardens, Plants, Container gardening

                                  Apr 9, 2020 - Lily of the valley is an easy and adaptable ground cover with fragrant white flowers that have inspired stories, songs, festivals and traditions.

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                                  Best New Plants for 2021 - FineGardening

                                  It was especially nice to see that breeders still rolled out new plants for 2021 despite challenges, and they did not disappoint.

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                                    All About Pollinators - FineGardening

                                    Pollinators play an integral part in the food chain that we simply cannot replicate for impact. Learn what you can do to help pollinators.

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                                      Outstanding Spring Plants for Your Region - FineGardening

                                      There are several iconic spring plants, but standbys and frequent features can be boring. Here are some uncommon spring plants for your garden

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                                      All About Pollinators - FineGardening

                                      Pollinators play an integral part in the food chain that we simply cannot replicate for impact. Learn what you can do to help pollinators.

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                                      Hydrangeas | Growing Tips & FAQ: Garden Home VLOG (2019) 4K

                                      In this VLOG, Garden Home Television Host P. Allen Smith talks about one his favorite perennials, the Hydrangea. In front of a live studio audience at Moss M...

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                                        Pruning Hydrangeas - FineGardening

                                        Knowing if your shrub blooms on old or new wood will help you make timely cuts.

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                                        Welcome toads to your garden | Diy garden projects, Garden projects, Garden crafts diy

                                        Jan 6, 2019 - Welcome toads to your garden: Toads aren't just friendly creatures to have around the garden; they can control unwanted pests by munching on grubs, slugs and more!

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                                        The Best Perennials to Start from Seed for Your Region - FineGardening

                                        Home gardeners often assume that starting perennials from seed is more difficult than sowing annual flowers or vegetables, when in fact, it is as easy to start a primrose as […]

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                                          The Science of Seed Starting - FineGardening

                                          Seeds are little miracles that transform the world. In the wild, these tiny amalgamations of DNA can be stored away for years, waiting for the right conditions.

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                                            What to do with your Holiday Cactus

                                            I inherited my grandmother’s Christmas cactus, which is easily 75 years old. My mother repotted it once in my memory, but now it is beginning to look a bit tired. I’m determined to save…

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                                              Mixing the Cottage Garden Style With the New Perennial Approach - FineGardening

                                              Why choose between a cottage garden and the New Perennial design? Merge elements from each for more interest. Learn more about mixing garden styles here.

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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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                                                    12 Spring Bulb Designs to Plant Now

                                                    Fall is around the corner, and while you are probably getting ready to start decorating your garden with pumpkins and hay bales, this is also the time to think ahead—way […]

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                                                      Favorite Autumn Gardens from Garden Photo of the Day - FineGardening

                                                      Fall is often a favorite time of year for gardeners. Winter is dreary. Spring is frenetic, filled with garden chores. Summer is hot, and we’re constantly worried about if we […]

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                                                        Bring It In! - FineGardening

                                                        No overwintering methods come with a guarantee that every plant will survive every winter. But if there is a plant worth attempting to save, start here.

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                                                          Showy Shrubs for Fall - FineGardening

                                                          With the growing season coming to a close and winter just around the corner, fall is a bittersweet time of the year. When shopping for plants during the cacophony of spring, it is difficult to also plan for fall in the garden.

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                                                            Classic Daffodils - FineGardening

                                                            An experienced bulb grower recommends 11 of her favorites

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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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                                                                Amazing Fall Container Inspiration - FineGardening

                                                                Are those summer-planted annuals looking a little haggard right about now? Or perhaps you’ve already experienced a dip in temperatures that prompted the moving of tender treasures inside. If either […]

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                                                                  Fall Bulb Planting for Your Region - FineGardening

                                                                  Bulb-ordering season is here for much of the country, and many gardeners are rushing to nurseries and getting their online orders ready. It’s important to plan ahead and make your […]

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                                                                    Plants That Can Weather Winter’s Worst - FineGardening

                                                                    These tough perennials come back strong no matter the challenges of your coldest season

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                                                                      10 Drought-Tolerant Shrubs - FineGardening

                                                                      Because we are constantly faced with the challenge of drought, we have committed ourselves for the past 15 years to identifying traits in shrubs like drought tolerance and performance history in addition to their natural attraction. Here are the standout

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                                                                        Designing in Layers - FineGardening

                                                                        These five principles will help your garden get more depth and dimension

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                                                                          The Science Behind Plant Division - FineGardening

                                                                          Understanding how and why a plant reacts to dividing may help you achieve greater success

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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