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Coneflower Conundrum

Purple coneflowers (Echinacea) have been a staple in my garden for 25 years. I’ve grown them from seed, purchased them in ...


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From the Editor - MayJune 2017

The day began with signs of gloom and doom. A new report from the National Wildlife Foundation said that monarch butterfly ...


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My computer is trying to tell me something. About gardening, no less. That can’t be good. It’s not like pruners are some ...


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When it comes to roses, some of us just can’t say no. Here’s the true confession of one local gardener.


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Dawn of the RhodoDeadDrons

As Ned crept up to the gate, he was struck by the eerie glow emanating from the yard. The last thing Ned wanted was eerie glow a


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I want to raise the level of my lawn as much as 2 feet in places. I now have a large quantity of somewhat composted wood chips and I am wondering if I can use them as fill to raise the ground level and provide a good soil in which to sow a lawn.

What is the correct distance from my house to plant a tree? What is the correct distance from the lot line to plant a tree?

I dislike staking perennials. Is there anything I can do to avoid it?

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