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Tips for Storing Birdseed

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If you plan on feeding the birds this winter you will want to invest in a good storage system. Not only will you prevent critters like mice and bugs from destroying the seed, but the seed will stay fresh longer …

Flavor Before Flowers

Burpee Basil Persian

Persian basil is winning well-deserved praise. This basil is easy to grow and it has a great shape, large leaves and a wonderful taste. The flowers, which are also attractive, emerge later, saving time on pinching back the plant. The …

Planning the Spring Edible Garden

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Before you plant, before you map out the garden, before you even start buying seeds, there are a few things to take into consideration when planning your new spring edible garden. Time: Responsibilities outside the garden can change from year-to-year. …

Edible Spotlight: Dolce Fresca Basil

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  This new basil is compact, fragrant and perfect for container and traditional gardens and it is delicious. The compact nature of ‘Dolce Fresca’, less than 2 feet tall, makes it ideally suited for container and windowsill gardens. This basil …

A Rekindled Garden

Cool-season gardening—I must confess I can’t take credit for discovering the phenomenon. Come to find out, our grandmothers gardened that way, and old gardening books recommended the practice. It just seems to have fallen out of gardening fashion.  I stumbled …

Winter Bird Facts

Winter Bird Care Horticulture

When the foliage is down and bird feeders are full, many of us are drawn to bird watching. There are several steps you can take to attract and keep birds close to home. Here are some interesting winter bird facts …

Knowledge Cultivates Great Gardens

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A garden life does not exist in a vacuum. Even the most scholarly of gardeners, sequestered in their labs, herbariums or greenhouses, share their discoveries with others. Much of that new garden knowledge finds its way into Horticulture. Horticulture magazine …