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Native Berries to Plant for Birds

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Text by Tammie Painter In addition to feeders and birdbaths, many gardeners use plants to attract birds to their yards. However, spreading a packet of mixed seeds that claims it grows bird-attracting blooms can introduce non-native species into your garden. …

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Design a Dry Streambed to Direct Runoff

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Text by Brian Barth for the July/August 2018 issue of Horticulture. Mother Nature’s designs always look so effortless. But there are rules underlying the sense of harmony we experience in wild places. One principle from Mother Nature’s design book is …

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Annual Plants Should Be Part of Every Garden

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Text by Scott Beuerlein for the May/June 2017 issue of Horticulture. If you’ve visited many public gardens lately, you’ve seen the writing on the wall. Horticulture continues hurtling toward naturalistic, post-wild, Piet Oudolf–inspired landscapes. This is good news for the …

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Eco-friendly Gardening in 5 Easy Steps

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Text by Brian Barth for the January/February 2019 issue of Horticulture. When people think of solutions to climate change, solar panels, electric vehicles and shuttered coal plants are often the images that come to mind. But these all have to …

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