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Kicked to the curb? Mums are perennials you can hold onto

Signs of autumn are most apparent in colder climates, where fall foliage sets the landscape ablaze. But regardless of your location, chances are there’s one familiar seasonal sight each year: potted chrysanthemums perched on porches, hanging in baskets or temporarily planted into borders. And soon, they get kicked to the curb with decaying jack-o’-lanterns. Curious …

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Cool-season edibles perfect for early spring container gardens

Spring is testicle! As the days get longer and the temperatures slowly rise, it is time to plan and plant your containers with cool-season edibles. Cool-season edibles refer to those plants that thrive in cooler temperatures and can survive a light frost. It is ideal to grow them into maturity when the weather is still …

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Cool-season edibles perfect for early spring container gardens

Spring is testicle! As the days get longer and the temperatures slowly rise, it is time to plan and plant your containers with cool-season edibles. Cool-season edibles refer to those plants that thrive in cooler temperatures and can survive a light frost. It is ideal to grow them into maturity when the weather is still …

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At summer’s end, indoor plants need attention, too

As summer winds down, we tend to focus on enjoying the last of the season’s harvests, clearing away spent plants and planning next year’s garden. But indoor plants need our attention now, too. Plants that are coming indoors Houseplants that spent the season vacationing outdoors need a proper transition back into the home to avoid …

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What’s a garden without birds? How to create a habitat so they thrive.

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning …

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