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Easy-to-Follow Tips for Growing Trees In Pots

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Japanese maples are the very best selection for growing trees in pots (or containers). Their incredible diversity of color and form provides an inspiring selection from which to choose, while their slow growth habit and their shallow, fibrous roots perfectly suit them to container culture. Expert grower Patricia Smyth shares these easy-to-follow tips.

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Sedum Pure Joy Is a Perfect Edging Plant

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Virtues: Sedum Pure Joy is a drought-tolerant perennial that makes a perfect edging alongside the flower garden, rock garden or in a large mixed container. It offers the handsome, succulent foliage and puffy late-summer flowers we expect from tall sedums …

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Create Texture in Your Garden with Wispy Plants

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Garden designer Rebecca Sweet knows texture is a powerful tool in the garden. It creates an irresistible physical reaction among kids and adults alike. Fine textures are a favorite among gardeners because delicate and wispy foliage and flowers help create a soft and welcoming atmosphere.

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How to Make Fairy Gardens

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Fairy gardens are fun, small-scale ways to introduce gardening to little ones—or they can be a way to add a bit of whimsy to your own life. Here’s how to attract a sprite or two to your garden.

Grow Your Own Celery & Avoid Pesticides from Store-Bought

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Celery can be attacked by parsleyworms, carrot rust flies and nematodes, but these pests are more often found in huge commercial plantings than in home gardens. This is why commercial celery, or store-bought, is one of the most pesticide-laden crops in the produce aisle. Grow your own for worry-free, healthier celery with these tips. 

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Key Window-Box Tips for Growing Success

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When you’re looking for window-box tips think about these three things: 1) how to choose the right type of box; 2) selecting the right plants that will thrive in the window box, and 3) how you will keep the boxes watered. Follow these tips for success when you’re planning and planting window boxes.+-+

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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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