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    The Garden Gate

      What’s the single most important garden moment? I’m starting to think it must be the garden gate, simply because we pass through it to enter the green space beyond. And that’s why landscape des...

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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. Vicki D writes: Using a square foot garden plan and irrigation hoses my husband installs on each plant,...