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Rose Companions to Plant in the Garden

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Text by Sally Ferguson Roses are jewels of the summer garden and, as with their mineral cousins, their beauty is enhanced when placed in the right setting. According to rose expert Michael Marriott, senior rosarian and technical manager of David …

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A Blueberry Hedge Does Double Duty

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Text by Brian Barth for the January/February 2015 issue of Horticulture Since edibles aren’t typically bred for their ornamental characteristics, it can take a lot of creativity and time-consuming maintenance to coax an aesthetically graceful garden out of an ordinary …

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Meadow Garden Prep, Planting and Care


Text by Molly Marquand for the September/October 2016 issue of Horticulture Picture it now: A wash of golden sunflowers; an endless plain of blushing Joe pye; a tapestry of grasses alive with the songs and scents of birds and blossom. …

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Grow Potatoes in Your Home Garden

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Text by Rose Willow for the March/April 2015 issue of Horticulture Grow potatoes at home for an easy, tasty harvest. Potatoes prefer cool climates, being rated to USDA Zones 2–7, and they can be planted soon after the last spring …

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Growing Artichokes from Seed in the North

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Text by Niki Jabbour It may sound a bit odd to be growing artichokes in a northern garden, but it’s actually rather easy to do, and you just can’t beat the flavor and tenderness of homegrown ’chokes.

Grow a Giant Pumpkin This Year

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Text by William Cullina for the January/February 2014 issue of Horticulture. When it comes to “big,” no plant can top the fruits of the giant pumpkin. Atlantic giant pumpkins (Cucurbita maxima ‘Atlantic Giant’) are supersized variants of the giant squash, …

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