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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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No More Weeds in 6 Easy Steps

Everyone hates weeds. We do anything we can to murder them but they keep bouncing back. But here’s a fact. If you follow this fool-proof formula, you will win the weed war. What’s the catch? Only one…. you must follow these instructions exactly. Pick a manageable area to tackle and stay focused on it. The […]

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Simple Lawn Alternatives

Back in the day – when drought was a new concept to many gardeners – our lawns were a given. It was as if the very definition of a garden included a lawn by default. In those golden times, a minority of gardeners in extremely dry locations may have had creative landscapes without a lawn, […]

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How to Prune Flower Carpet Roses

By now you’ve probably heard that Flower Carpet® roses were very easy to prune, but you still may wonder how, why and when to do it. It’s simple – just follow these instructions, or check out this video by Growing Wisdom garden expert Dave Epstein. Why . . . It’s simple – cutting your Flower […]

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8 Winter Gardening Projects

For those of us in much of the country, it will be a few months before we can be out digging in the dirt. But that doesn’t mean all thoughts of gardening need to be put on hold, or that you can’t get a few chores done before spring arrives. Those living in warmer climates […]

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