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Ask many skilled gardeners to name their favorite plant, and what do they reply? “The one that’s in bloom right now.”


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It's been that kind of year. I've been breaking all sorts of personal rules. I don't know what came over me when I put ...


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Mike’s Very, Very, Last, Absolutely Final and Never EVER to Be Repeated Holiday Hort Singalong!

Well, folks, you knew you were living on borrowed time. I didn’t realize it, but so was I. But when the FBI and Walt Disney …


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From the Editor - JanFeb 2016

This is the time when the world waxes eloquent (or some semblance thereof) about “new beginnings.” Really? Is there such a thing


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I received a beautiful flowering azalea plant during the holidays. I would like to continue growing it over winter. Will I be able to bring it into bloom next year?

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?

What trends do you see in container plantings, such as type of pot, materials, sun or shade, foliage or flowers.

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