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Moss: Rescuing Its Reputation

A garden clad in lustrous green velvet – what could be more beautiful? Time to reconsider moss.


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A New Twist on Terrariums

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Life without Gardening

There’s a famous New Yorker cartoon that pictures an old tire, a can, a bottle and a pencil on a flat, featureless landscape …


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My lilac had a grayish blight on the leaves this summer. What caused this and how can I prevent it?

I have houseplants outside that I will need to bring indoors. What is the lowest temperature at which I can leave them outside?

My split-leaf Japanese maple tree is 15 to 20 years old, about 7 feet high and about 10 feet wide. It is overtaking the corner of the yard. Can I trim it, and at what time of the year?

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