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    Handmade Gifts From the Garden

      Handmade gifts are special. In a culture of instant gratification, an overabundance of “things,” and the underlying pressure to have it all, receiving a gift that shows the mark of the maker is...

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    Agapanthus – Easy to Grow Landscap...

    Agapanthus, often referred to as “Lily of the Nile” is a versatile, easy-to-grow plant for warm winter areas.  Hardy in zones 8-11, agapanthus grow in sunny or partially sunny areas, are drought toler...

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    Gardening Tools – What You Need

    I am about to do the equivalent of letting someone rummage around in my hand bag. Only this bag is my gardening tool bag, and the point of showing you what’s in it, is to prove that you don’t need muc...

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    Gardening Tips from Our Readers

      We received a lot of helpful time-saving garden tips from our readers during our recent contest. Here are some of the best ones, including the winning tips. Vicki D., our 1st prize winner sugge...

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    Our Cities are Getting Greener!

    You don’t think of cities as being very green. I mean, look at this shot I took of Chicago. It’s gorgeous – the sky, the architecture, the reflections. Ok, so it doesn’t look very green from this angl...