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Espalier Fruit Trees

Gardening in small spaces, as we know, can be a challenge, but clever gardeners are coming up with new approaches to maximizing yard space all of the time. Still, some planting dilemmas are difficult to solve without a lot of room. Take fruit trees, for example: how do you grow apples, pears, or [...]

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The Advantages of Alternative Ground Cover

With temperatures expected to reach just shy of eighty for the second day in our beautiful Maryland, we can finally be sure that spring is here.  Now is the time to loosen up the garden, apply compost and soil amendments, pick out plants and seeds, and have at some serious landscape maintenance and spring garden [...]

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Eco-Friendly Gardening

Native Plants“Plant native” is an oft-repeated phrase in the world of ecologically friendly gardening, but not without reason.  Greenhouses, catalogs, and the internet give gardeners the ability to find plants from all over the world to put in their landscape, provided they can survive the climate.  There are hybrid and hardy varieties of warmer weather [...]

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Water Gardening

So, you have filled all of your flowerbeds, pruned and manicured your trees and shrubs beautifully, and have more beans and corn and tomatoes and berries than you can give away.  What’s next?  If you are itching for a new and rewarding gardening project, you should get out your shovel and try your hand at [...]

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Incredibly Weird Plants

Corpse FlowerAt up to three feet in diameter, Raffelesia arnoldii holds the title for largest single bloom on Earth.  This monstrous flower hails from Sumatra and Borneo, and its size isn’t all that’s weird about it.  These giant flowers are red, fleshy, and speckled, and feature a huge cup in the center that can hold [...]

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For Rent: Bat and Insect Houses

You might have a birdhouse or two in your yard, but have you considered including real estate for different kinds of garden helpers?  Bats and ladybugs can boost your outdoor enjoyment by controlling pests that irritate you and destroy your plants.  Bees and butterflies assist plants with pollination and add to the aesthetics of your [...]

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New Expanded Garden Bulbs Lines For Fall

Just in time for fall planting MasterGardening.com, a leader in gardening supplies and decor, announced this week the release of their newly expanded line of garden bulbs. Available for only a limited time, order the highest quality flower bulbs for the garden delivered straight to your door now through November. Fall is the perfect time to [...]

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Garden Lagniappe: That Something Extra for Your Flower Garden

Now that your spring gardens are planted, why not add that extra touch to make it a special and personal space. A lovely arbor frames a garden path nicely and gives climbing roses the support they need to reach for the sky. Container gardening is made easy with the stylish and functional addition of a [...]

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Growing Healthy and Fit with Gardening

Summer is just around the corner and that means it is time for visits to the pool, beach and lakes. Every woman wants to look and feel her best during swimsuit season and a study released this week from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has just made losing weight even more appealing. According to [...]

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Top 5 Edibles for Your Container Garden

One of the hottest trends in gardening is to combine ornamentals and edibles in one garden space and container gardening makes that easier than ever. When gardening in a small space it is important to look for plants that are compact in size, will give you a large yield, and look great. Here are the top 5 [...]

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