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Give the Birds Shelter

wingerbirdfeederHorticulture

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 …

Fall Perennial Gardening Basics 101

Watering the Fall Garden Horticulture

Your garden is still growing—especially your perennials. The steps you take now, in the fall garden, will provide for a more rewarding garden come spring. Now is the time to tend to your perennials and perennial beds. Fluff the mulch. …

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

  Herb growers and pesto lovers are feeling a bit stressed the past few years due to the increasing pervasiveness of basil downy mildew (BDM). Sweet basil plants, those most cherished by gardeners, are the most susceptible to the disease. …

Tips For Selecting Vining Plants

Horticulture magazine vining plants on arbor

  The same golden rule for selecting garden plants, trees and shrubs also holds true for vining plants: Choose the best plant for the space. Vining plants can be diminutive and comfortably grow in a large patio container, or they …

Attracting Birds Starts With Fresh Water

Bird Bath Horticulture

In the summer, when food supplies are abundant, what birds need most is fresh, safe-to-access water for drinking and bathing. Traditional birdbaths look good in the garden, but are not necessarily the birds’ first choice. In natural settings, birds drink …