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Propagating Japanese Maples from Cuttings


  There’s a fun and inexpensive way to get Japanese maples for your yard. If you have kids, it could also be a great educational experience. (See end of article for link to science content standards and suggestions. ) I’ll … Continue reading

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Patio Vegetable Garden — Chasing the Sun


Think you can’t grow anything because there isn’t enough sun on your patio vegetable garden or in your yard? Why not get creative. Many urban farm projects find intriguing ways of getting around the challenges of growing in city areas. … Continue reading

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Unlikely Garden Hero — Eating Slugs in the Garden


Slugs in the garden? Stop poisoning them with beer and salt. There’s a less time and labor intensive way to deal with this pest. Simply invite a special guest to hang out in your yard. If you’re having trouble with … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration–Botanical Gardens

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When our first attempts at gardening bring us close to giving up, we need to be inspired. Once again we need to be reminded of what’s possible and remember the reason we wanted to garden in the first place. Gardening … Continue reading

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