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Plants to Attract Monarchs

Many gardeners are focused on attracting monarchs to the garden. Some years the gardens succeed in attracting the butterflies, and other years they do not. A reader shares her experience in attracting the, at times, elusive monarch. Read about her …

Ways to Prepare Hard-Coated Seeds for Planting

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Seeds with hard outer coats surrounding them (like nasturtium, shown) can be hindered in their ability to germinate because moisture and gases cannot penetrate through the coating. So what do you do? You scarify them.

Skip Black Friday

In days of old when my daughter was still a wee one yearning for that year’s “it” toy I confess I took part in the madness that is Black Friday.