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10 Great Shrubs You’ve Never Grown

Shrubs add valuable form, color and textural contrast to the garden.


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Beyond Extreme Makeovers

Well, here we are again. Funny how Jan. 1st rolls around about this time every year. It's almost a pattern.


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Critter Control

I had just finished an environmental talk to a local gardening group. It was the usual advice. Don’t do an oil change on ...


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From the Editor - SeptOct 2015

One fine morning this summer I looked out the second-floor window of my study and discovered a 1-foot tall tomato plant ...


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Gardening Session

Thank you, doctor, for agreeing to see me on such short notice.” “Not at all. My pleasure. I had a cancellation and it worked …


questions

Miniature gardening is the rage. What enchanting miniature plants work well in a shaded area?

I have read that purple coneflowers (Echinacea) are a good source of food for birds in the winter. Will they be okay if not trimmed back until spring? If so, how early should they be trimmed?

I have a Japanese maple that was hit by frost. Some of the leaves are curled and brown. Will they fall off and new leaves grow? Is there anything I can do to help the tree? What is the best method to prevent this from ever happening again?

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