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Red Twig Dogwood
Red Twig Dogwood
Adding Color to Winter Landsccapes
Where's the color in a winter landscape?
Gardeners in milder climates have many options. They can turn to cool-season annuals such as pansy, calendula, diascia, and dianthus that can last from fall until early spring.  But colder gardening regions have fewer options. As a result, those winter landscapes consist mostly of brown...
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Overwintering Geraniums
You can beat the frost and save your geraniums by taking them inside to overwinter. In freezing temperatures, unprotected annual geraniums will turn a mushy green and die. They can be preserved, however, by overwintering indoors before they get nipped by a hard frost. More...

Iris
Raking Leaves
Letting Leaves Lie
Ecologically, the best way to deal with leaves in the yard is to mulch them where they fall and let them decompose to release their minerals back to the soil.
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Identifying Emerald Ash Borer
As fall's colors emerge, it's hard to miss the striking gold and purple leaves of ash trees lining streets and roads in many Midwestern U.S. states. However, when emerald ash borer arrives, many ash trees planted in towns, cities and conservation plantings could be lost. More...
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

 Compost
Here's How To... Compost  
Composting Yard Waste
While it may seem easy to put those raked leaves and other yard waste in plastic bags and toss them out as garbage, composting can be just as easy and much better for the environment. More...

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


  • The Benefits of Earthworms
  • Planting for Hummingbirds
  • 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
  • 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
  • Time to Order Fall Bulbs
  • Defining Healthy Trees
  • Lawn Care During Drought
  • Saving on Beneficials.
  • Arbor Day Tree Planting
  • 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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    Paradise in Plain Sight
    Paradise in Plain Sight

    Lessons from a Zen Garden

    Rainbow Mix Coleus Seeds
    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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