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    Puppy Proofing Your Garden

    We’re getting a puppy (that’s him on the left). Which is incredibly exciting – but also unsettling. While my family counts down the days before the little fellow is old enough to leave his litter to m...

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    Garden Photos We Love

    It’s that time of year when many of our fans and home garden testers send us photos of their favorite plants and we thought our readers might enjoy seeing them too! Our first set of 3 container ...

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    Controlling Japanese Beetles Naturally

    They’re back!  Just when we thought that perhaps the harsh winter had saved us from our annual scourge of these destructive pests, they’ve arrived in their full glory, chomping our roses, grape vines ...

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    Mixing Roses In

    If you haven’t been to Wisley in the UK, go. As you’d expect, it’s an extraordinary garden, filled with gorgeous landscape moments. It’s the work of the Royal Horticultural Society which carries inter...

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    Make a Teensy Mini Garden

    If at some point in your childhood there were faeries living at the bottom of the garden, then you’ll appreciate this project – I call it a doll’s house garden. Why? Well, it’s a green space in miniat...