Attracting the Birds and the Bees
Wildlife is WILD about color in the garden
by Helen Yoest

There are many aspects of creating a wildlife habitat, but none as fun as adding color to attract our winged friends. Color plays a very important role in the pollination puzzle.   >> read article
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Normal is Boring
Quirky and unique flowerbed ideas
by Richelle Stafne

If your goal is to create a unique flowerbed, consider these three ideas: place interesting objects among the flowers; use unique containers or vessels to enhance the flowerbed; or create a unique style, pattern, or arrangement of common plants within the designated planting area.   >> read article
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Lemony Herbs
Consider growing some lemony herbs in your garden.
by Carol Michel

No lemons? No problem. If you want to enjoy a homegrown lemony taste, consider growing some lemony herbs in your garden. The five most common lemony herbs are lemon balm, lemon thyme, lemon verbena, lemon basil, and lemongrass.   >> read article
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Finding Your Path
Pathways in the garden
by Kathy Fitzgerald

Making a path can be as simple as mowing a swath through the high grass of a meadow. Most of our gardens, however, have more definition and less space than that, calling for more structured ways to pass through them.   >> read article
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Wonderful Window Boxes
Window boxes increase the gardening space
by PJ Gartin

When someone says “window box,” what images first pop into your mind? Old World, pretentious, charming, expensive? Perhaps you think of these gussied-up containers as high maintenance, or maybe you simply write them off as another wacky sport in the world of competitive gardening. Yet, could it be that you would really like to try them, but have no idea where to begin?   >> read article
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It’s All in the Mold
Making concrete molds for miniature gardens
by Carolyn Tomlin

Making concrete molds for stepping-stones or miniature gardens is a fun, simple project. And they make great additions to your landscape!   >> read article
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Stumpery Style
A new kind of container garden
by Helen Yoest

In many ways we have come full circle, with nature once again governing our tastes and garden design. Adding a stumpery to your woodland garden, particularly if there are already stumps in the area, can satisfy your desire for a more naturalistic look.   >> read article
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Easy-to-Grow Plants
These plants ensure new gardeners success
by Diana Stoll

Over the years, I have found the following plants are almost guaranteed to grow beautifully as long as they are planted properly and given minimal care. This list is by no means all inclusive, but these plants perform without special attention and ensure new gardeners success as they begin their journey down the garden path.   >> read article
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