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The Sensory Garden

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Fair warning: If you were to do a quick Internet search on sensory gardens, you may be a bit overwhelmed. Sensory gardens are often designed to stimulate the senses of young children; to highlight a particular sense, such as smell …

Edible Spotlight: Cleopatra Oregano

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  Add a winner to your herb garden: Cleopatra is a 2015 All-America Winner. Unlike Greek and Italian oreganos, ‘Cleopatra’ has a mild, spicy flavor with a hint of peppermint. Many cooks prefer adding ‘Cleopatra’ to their roasted vegetables and …

Container Gardening

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  Why has container gardening been a constant feature of gardening for centuries? Easy—you can do anything in a container, from growing edibles to pagoda dogwoods to vining plants to a prairie in miniature. Be it a plain plastic pot …

Edible Spotlight: Edible Art

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  This broccoli is so attractive it was given the name ‘Artwork’. New to the home gardener, ‘Artwork’ is a long-yielding variety that offers side shoots that continue to emerge long after the first crown has been harvested. More than …

The Dirt on Public Gardening

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  There are entire crews of gardeners who work in public spaces, yet not all are public employees. Be it the local conservatory, cemetery, botanical garden or museum landscape, many public gardens are tended by people just like you and …