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It’s Time to Inventory Your Seed Packets

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January is a good time to take stock of any seeds you’ve saved. Here are tips for sorting through old seed packets and organizing them ahead of seed-starting season, so you know what you need (and don’t need!) to purchase:

Leaving Houseplants Home Alone

If you’re planning a trip away from home this winter, or you’re just concerned that you’ll neglect your houseplants while the holidays keep you busy and distracted, try this easy trick by which they can take care of themselves.

Leaves: When to Let Them Lie

If you garden anywhere near deciduous trees, their leaves likely figure into your fall yard and garden cleanup. You may already know that you can repurpose these leaves as mulch for your garden and lawn. But what to do about …

What Fall Garden Cleanup Means for Insects

seedheads in fall

Most gardeners clean up their garden to some degree in fall. Some do a thorough cutting back of perennials while others leave their plants standing all winter and still others fall somewhere in between these extremes.

The Best Flower Bulbs to Pair With Perennials

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Mixing spring-flowering bulbs among perennial plants is a good garden design strategy because the bulbs (especially early-flowering types) will provide color and interest before and while the perennials emerge and develop. Then, the perennials will distract from the bulbs’ foliage …