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How, Why and When to Shear Creeping Phlox

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Creeping phlox, Phlox subulata, is a stunning low-growing perennial that creates a striking carpet full of 5-petaled blooms in radiant hues of reds, purples, blues, pinks and whites in late April and May. Typically reaching a mere height of 6 …

Tidying Up Heuchera Plants by Pruning Them

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Heucheras, commonly referred to as coral bells, are stunning, shade-loving foliage plants with an abundance of different varieties in varying vibrant colors. Although beautiful, these charming evergreen perennials often can become ratty after a harsh winter. However there is a …

The Downside of Garden Chickens

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Having chickens is a great way to control the pests that lurk in yards. They love to feast on slugs, beetles, ticks and many other small bugs. However, as they graze chickens can scratch around new plants, burying them or …