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Preserving Flowers
Wish the beauty of summer flowers would last forever? Try extending their beauty for months indoors by preserving them when they are at their peak. Some flowers are easy to preserve: baby's breath, celosia, yarrow, statice, globe amaranth, strawflower and artemesia. More...
Baby's Breath Baby's Breath

Tips on Watering Trees in Fall
There's a lot of confusion as to when to water and when not to water trees and shrubs. Watering at the wrong time could increase winter damage and weaken your plants. More....

Don’t Dress Tree Wounds
No matter how careful you are, accidents happen, and then you’re left wondering what you can do to help the tree repair this wound. In most cases, the answer is to let the tree repair the wound on its own. More...
Tree Wounds
Don’t Dress Tree Wounds

Raspberry Plants
Raspberries
Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall
Avoid overfertilizing and supplemental watering of summer-bearing red and black raspberries in the fall so that the canes can start hardening off. Do not prune any raspberry cane at this time unless it is seriously damaged or diseased. More...

Planting Fall Flowers
Chrysanthemums, pansies and ornamental kale can add color to a drab fall garden. Chrysanthemums have been cultivated for more than 1,500 years and come in a wide variety of colors and types. They flower in many variations of yellow, gold, pink, white, red, bronze and purple. More...
Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums

Fall Lawn Care
Lawn Mower on Green Field
Fall Lawn Care
Early September is the time to take care of your lawn before the winter. Since fall weather favors desirable, cool-season grasses, it is also a good time to lay down sod or re-seed. If you are re-seeding, use a blend of hybrid grasses that have disease resistance. More... 

Stopping Squash Bugs
Squash bugs (Anasa tristis) feast on squash, melons, and pumpkins. Adults and the younger nymphs suck the sap from the plants and feed on the fruits, causing moderate to severe plant damage. More.
Squash Bugs
Squash Bugs

Earthworms
Earthworms
The Benefits of Earthworms
By eating organic materials such as manure, leaves, grass and decaying wood, earthworms break them up at a much faster rate than would otherwise occur. Nutrient-rich worm burrows allow plant roots to develop faster, thus making stronger and healthier plants less susceptible to fungus, disease, or pests. More...

Planting for Hummingbirds
There's nothing common about hummingbirds. They are the smallest bird, coming from the smallest egg and living in the smallest nest; their colors include metallic greens, blues and reds; they have the highest metabolism of any animal, with a heartbeat of well over 600 beats per minute; and they are the only group of birds that can deliberately fly backwards.. More...

Iris
Iris
Time to Order Fall Bulbs
As summer begins to wane, it is time to decide which spring flowering bulbs you want to add to your landscape. There are three sources for bulbs: mail order catalog, local nurseries, and discount business. More...

Lawn Care During Drought
Excessive heat and dry conditions can leave lawns wilted and browning. Watering improperly during drought can result in a less-than-healthy lawn. The way you manage your lawn will influence the amount of water required to keep it healthy. Increased nitrogen fertilization and thatch build up increase the amount and frequency of irrigation needed.. More...
Marilyn Monroe Watering Lawn
Marilyn Monroe Watering Lawn


  • Planting a Second Crop
  • Starting a Garden from Seed
  • Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance
  • Potted Perennials in Winter
  • Big Trees Felled By Tiny Fungi
  • Fire Ant Control in the Fall
  • Preparing a Lawn for Winter
  • Organic Production Guides
  • Ferns Freshen Flats
  • Saving Holiday Gift Plants
  • Tabletop Christmas Trees
  • Gifts for Gardeners
  • Overwintering Geraniums
  • Selecting Holiday Plants
  • Preventing Sunscald
  • Rabbit Resistant Flowers
  • Potted Perennials in Winter
  • Knowing What's What in the Garden
  • Trellis Home Vegetables
  • Preventing Thatch
  • How to Mulch a Tree
  • Cross-Pollinating Cherry Trees
  • Talking to Plants
  • Planning a Water Garden
  • Nectar Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
  • The Many Varieties of Tomato
  • Allergenic Plants
  • Growing Asparagus
  • Constructing a Berry Bed
  • Extending Harvest With Spring Planting
  • Clearing the Air with Houseplants
  • Time to Plant Asparagus
  • Girdling and Ringing
  • Autumn Tree Planting
  • Beware of Toxic Carrots
  • Time to Order Fall Bulbs
  • Don't Feed a Tree That Isn't Hungry
  • Pruning Flowering Shrubs
  • Helping Drought-Stressed Trees
  • Horticulture Lexicon
  • Seed Catalogs
  • Hold the Salt and Save the Plants
  • Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato?
  • Site Selection for Roses
  • Add Silicon in the Greenhouse
  • Garden Anywhere With a Compost Sock
  • Growing Heirlooms
  • Time to Plant Garlic
  • Dividing Perennials
  • Cutting Lawn Care Costs
  • Pruning Lilacs
  • Autumn Tree Planting 
  • Adding Color to Autumn Landscapes
  • Grow Your Own Starts
  • Home Gardening Crop Rotations
  • Signs of Drought Stress in Conifers
  • Crape Murder!
  • Blending Grasses for Year-Round Lawn
  • Growing Corn
  • Moving Houseplants Outdoors
  • Saving on Beneficials.
  • Arbor Day Tree Planting
  • Letting Leaves Lie
  • Identifying Emerald Ash Borer
  • Composting Yard Waste
  • Saving Seeds
  • Mind Your Mulch
  • Spacing Plants in Rows
  • Lawnmower Bites, Kills Tree
  • Cultivating a Cutting Garden
  • Preparing Soil
  • Recycling Christmas Trees
  • Brighten Winter With Holly
  • Living Christmas Trees
  • The Benefits of Earthworms
  • Aphid Control Without Chemicals
  • Saving Rainfall
  • Selecting and Using a Lawn Spreader
  • Revealing Signs of Spring
  • Preventing Herbicide Horrors
  • Prepare Ornamental Grasses for Spring
  • Growing Oaks from Acorns
  • Tips for Growing Tomatoes by the Ton
  • Planning a Water Garden
  • Diagnosing Plant Ailments
  • A Choice of Tomatoes
  • Creating a Container Herb Garden
  • Shade Tree Care
  • Good Trees for Successful Lawns
  • Small Space Gardening
  • Growing Blueberries
  • Planting for Deer Resistance
  • A Glossary of Gardens
  • Winterizing Irrigation Systems
  • Remove Grass Clippings, or Not?
  • Testing Garden Soil
  • Alternative Evergreens
  • When to Prune
  • Protecting Evergreens in Winter
  • Planting Fall Flowers
  • Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance
  • Forcing Bulbs for Winter Blooms
  • Creating a Container Flower Garden
  • Ornamental Grasses Stand Up To Winter
  • Frost Seeding
  • Preserving Poinsettia
  • The Virtual Greenhouse
  • Keeping Out the Kudzu Bugs
  • Scouting Key to Mole Control
  • Extending Harvest With Spring Planting
  • Turning Up the Heat in Peppers
  • When Fruit Trees Bear No Fruit
  • Xeriscaping
  • Attracting Butterflies to Gardens
  • Apple-Free Crabapples
  • Watering Plants
  • Deck Gardening
  • Soil Sampling
  • Crop Rotation in the Garden
  • Seedless Watermelons
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    Rainbow Mix Coleus Seeds

    Garden Belt
    Garden Belt

    Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living
    Homegrown and Handmade

    A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living

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    Grocery Gardening

    The Winter Harvest Handbook
    The Winter Harvest Handbook

    Gardeners Knee Pads
    Gardeners Knee Pads

    Ratchet-Action Pruner
    Ratchet-Action Pruner

    Roto Driller
    Roto Driller

    Light Sensing in Plants
    Light Sensing in Plants

    used books

    The Identification of Flowering Plant Families
    Including a Key to Those Native and Cultivated in North Temperate Regions
    Gloxinias and How to Grow Them
    by Peggie
    Schulz
    Garden Bucket Caddy
    Garden Bucket Caddy

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