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curb appeal

Landscaping Tips for Instant Curb Appeal

One of the best ways to achieve instant curb appeal, according to the experts, is to effectively layer shrubs, plants and flowers in your front yard. Doing so can create a cohesive visual experience that naturally guides visitors to the front door. Landscape … read more

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Raised Bed Drip Line Irrigation Kits with closer drippers are more effective at watering small areas like raised beds. (Photo courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company)

Sustainable Water Use in the Landscape

No matter where we live, the conservation and wise use of water in our gardens and landscapes is important. Sustainable water use helps grow beautiful gardens while conserving water and helping reduce water pollution and stormwater overflows. Amend the soil with compost or … read more

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Planting Trees

Tips for Planting Trees — and Why You Should

Trees are virtually everywhere you turn, from your own backyard to nearby parks and forests where you enjoy hiking. They provide shade and beauty, and some even bear fruit. Beyond all the immediate benefits, you may be surprised to discover trees are also … read more

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plant sale

Albers Marcovina Vista Gardens Hosts Fundraising Plant Sale

Albers Marcovina Vista Gardens will host its first annual plant sale and raffle event on April 23 and 24, in honor of Earth Day. The garden will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 … read more

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(Photo courtesy National Garden Bureau)

Easy Ways to Create Edibles and Flowers Combinations

Peanut butter and jelly… Mac and cheese… Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds… Perfect combinations make life a little happier. Just like favorite flavors and power couples, your garden can benefit from great combinations, too. Who says veggies need to be relegated to the … read more

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greens

How to Grow Your Own Greens

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2022 the Year of the Greens. Here’s what you need to get started to grow your own. Overview and History Curiously, salad got its start not as a dietary staple but as an aphrodisiac. We know this … read more

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healthy greens

Five Ways to Enjoy Salad Greens

Salads have been a raw and healthy staple since ancient Greece (Greek salad, anyone?), yet many people grow bored of the same tired salad bowl over and over. While it’s true you can spice up your ordinary salad by adding fresh fruits, vegetables … read more

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This floral arrangement combines burgundy colored Tamburo dahlia with the peach hues of HS Date, Maarn, Linda's Baby and Belle of Barmera dahlias. (Photo courtesy of Longfield-Gardens.com)

Take a Color-Themed Approach for More Attractive Arrangements

Growing dahlias is a must for anyone who loves cutting and arranging flowers. But there are hundreds of beautiful dahlia varieties to choose from and that can be overwhelming. To make the selection process easier, choose compatible colors that will look good together … read more

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Over Watering

10 Gardening Gaffes to Avoid

What’s the difference between a new gardener and an experienced one? The experienced gardener has killed way more plants, the saying goes. That truism speaks to the fact that gardening is a highly trial-and-error venture — and one where some plants are just … read more

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