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When to Plant Fall Bulbs

Fall is the time to plant spring and summer flowering bulbs, but how do you know exactly when to do that?   It’s easy if you follow these tips from our friends at ColorBlends® who tell us that you know it’s fall planting time when . . . Fall nighttime temps stay between 40° and […]

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Extending Peony Bloom Time

Peonies are one of the most beloved perennials, but they always seem to come on quickly and end quickly.  They’re also often victims of early summer storms which, despite our best efforts to stake and support our graceful plants, can do major damage. Our readers have shared some of their favorite tips for for extending […]

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Glamour in the Garden

I know we have heard a lot over recent years about bringing the garden indoors and conversely, bringing the living room outdoors. The various influencers who’ve been telling us about this couldn’t be more correct when it comes to a perfect fit with our modern lifestyle.         We also have seen an […]

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Big Dreams, Small Garden

Spring is here! Everywhere you look there are books, magazines, websites and TV shows of beautiful houses, dream gardens and happy homeowners starting expensive projects. But what happens if these images don’t bear any resemblance to your reality? What happens if these images don’t have an energizing effect, but instead leave you feeling dissatisfied and […]

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