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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 …

Edible Spotlight: Dolce Fresca Basil

Dolce Basil

  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 …

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 …

False Christmas Cactus Care 101

Christmas Cactus Horticulture

False Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is a popular houseplant, especially one to gift to a friend or family member this time of the year. I have three, and although I’m a self-described bad houseplant keeper, they are thriving despite, or perhaps …

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

We Love First Knight Napier Grass

The royal bloodline of this Pennisetum family has done it again—‘First Knight’ napier grass has the boldest, darkest, richest black-purple foliage color to date and it’s ruling the gardens in style. We love how the foliage of ‘First Knight’ stands …

Hosta Shade Partners

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  Many gardeners are drawn to a particular plant and design gardens to showcase and accentuate that favorite kind. Many gardeners of the shade have hostas on the top of their must-have list. Hostas are easy to grow, come in …

Give the Birds Shelter

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Creating a winter habitat for the birds is a lot easier than you may think. Provide the basics and the birds will grace your back yard throughout the winter. Be consistent Just like you, birds require daily food, water, shelter …