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The Garden Sandwich

This must be one of the best times of year for any gardener because it’s  spring – a season to get planting. So out we rush, happy smiles on our faces . . . until we hit a major garden challenge – like the dreaded narrow garden bed. You know the one; it typically runs […]

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Tips for Overwintering Tender Bulbs

Tropicanna cannas and other tender rhizomes, bulbs, corms and tubers can be overwintered with a minimal amount of fuss. If you live in a climate the doesn’t have winter frosts or freezes (generally zones 7-11), you can leave them in the ground over the winter.  To give them a boost, you can cut them back […]

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