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One of the first spring vegetables to poke through the soil, asparagus is worthy of celebration after a winter of frozen, canned, and imported produce. The appearance of fresh, local asparagus at newly reopened farmers markets and roadside stands alerts us to the presence of spring just as surely as blooming daffodils and budding trees. …

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Picture this: you’re watering your garden with a standard garden hose, and suddenly, it kinks cutting off the water flow. You point the hose at your face to see what’s wrong, and it “miraculously” becomes unkinked, and you get a shower! I am sure you get the picture. It’s hilarious to see it happen to …

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Each state in the U.S. has several official symbols, including a flag, bird, tree, and of course, flower. Do you know the official flower of your state? Browse through this state flowers list to learn more about your and other state flowers, and perhaps create a new, unique garden theme in your landscape.   Although …

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As gardeners, we find great joy in discovering and introducing new plants to our outdoor (and indoor!) spaces, but I also find it remarkably fulfilling – and exciting – to narrow my search to plants endemic to my area. Nature uses a rich palette to paint beautiful landscapes, and we certainly can’t go wrong mimicking …

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As warm weather works its way north, we grow increasingly impatient to sink our hands into the soil and nurture seeds into lush foliage. It seems fitting, then, that April has been designated National Garden Month. What better way to celebrate spring than through gardening? History of National Garden Month In 1986, President Reagan signed …

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Do-it-yourself landscaping and garden building can provide a fun creative outlet as well as a low-cost way to beautify your outdoor space. However, navigating the endless choices for materials can be mind-boggling. When you reach a step that requires soil, which kind should you use? To help you decide on the best soil for your …

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Among the many joys of gardening are the wonderful creatures that visit our outdoor spaces. Bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, songbirds, toads, ladybugs, and many others add another dimension of beauty to the flowers and foliage in our yards. To further recognize and appreciate one category of these special visitors, March 14 has been designated Learn About …

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Spring may still feel a long way off in mid-March, but it’s really just around the corner! And what better way to herald in warmer weather than by planting flowers? On March 12, barely more than a week before the spring equinox, we celebrate the coming of spring with plant a flower day. Plant a …

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If you love bonsai trees you need a few bonsai accessories to help care for your bonsai trees. This list of ideas and accessories can help you provide the best growing environment for your tree. Bonsai trees add a lot of fun and comfort to your home. Not only are they beautiful to look at, …

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