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The Sensory Garden

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 …

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The Early Spring Rules for Mulching

Mulching

In most areas of the country, spring is starting to make an appearance and that is the siren call for gardeners to don their boots and get to work. Before you begin working in the garden, there are a few things you need to remember. The soil may still be quite cold and wet. Your garden, where you worked so diligently to create light, un-compacted soil, will surely suffer from you plodding about.

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Time to Move, Slowly, Back Outdoors

If you have tubers in winter storage you are probably getting ready to move them back into the garden. But is it too early? Late spring temperatures can fluctuate, leaving some gardeners pondering if this is the week for planting …

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Container Gardening

  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 …

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The Dirt on Public Gardening

  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 …

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Planning the Spring Edible Garden

planning your spring vegetable garden

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. …

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