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Do You Know Who Invented the Wheelbarrow & When?

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As you use your wheelbarrow to haul dirt, mulch, debris to the burn pile, or what seems like miles of hose to connect to the spigot, you probably haven’t thought about the tool’s history. But there’s a rich history to this vital gardening tool that spans continents and millennia.

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Hosta Island Breeze Brightens the Shade Garden

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Virtues: Hosta Island Breeze features bold foliage that brightens any garden area with its bright gold color in spring. It continues to contribute color and substance throughout the summer. This hosta’s thick leaves are resistant to damage from pests.

Garden Design: Tips for Raised Beds

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The most recent National Gardening Survey says, “More and more consumers are choosing not to dig holes in their leisure times. If they have the finances, they are investing in raised beds.” A raised bed is gardening soil, raised above the normal soil level, and contained by durable materials such as wood timbers, bricks or metal edging.

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How to Get Rid of English Ivy in the Landscape

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English ivy, or Hedera helix, is a quick-spreading vine that can invade large areas, often smothering trees and other groundcovers, consuming all the nutrients and blocking sunlight. Tips for removing it including wearing proper clothes to protect your skin and what not to do with ivy growing overhead.

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John Scheepers Garden Seeds Giveaway!

Enter to win 2 complete sets of seeds from John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds! Both seed sets are direct sow—no grow lights needed! You’ll love how easy these are to grow, and kids love these gardens, too. You can pass along your love of gardening to the next generation. 

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How to Get Mad Blooms from Your Hydrangeas

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The key to mad blooms from your hydrangeas: prune them while they’re young. With all types of hydrangeas, it pays dividends to build a strong bushy plant, even before you worry about flowers. The first few years after planting are the most important for pruning hydrangeas because you’ll be building the foundation for years to come.

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Healing Gardens: The Power of Plants

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The Healing Power of Plants A wise old gardening friend used to tell me that there’s hardly any problem a walk through the garden won’t make more manageable. She inherently knew the healing power of plants because she’d spent decades …

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