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Now that the winter months are nearly over you will notice that your garden is starting to rise from its winter slumber. So naturally, now is the time to start thinking about and planning for the spring and summer. To bring your garden back to its full glory after...

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Just a little orchid bragging

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Seed basics: Organic, GMO & how to read those packets

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Beautiful, ever-practical and amazing annual vines

Annual vines are some of the hardest working, best problem solving plants in the summer garden. And with a grow habit so vigorous, when...

How (and where) to buy plants online

A lot of people are ordering plants online this year, and although I’ll always suggest you check an independent garden center first, there are...

2 ways to plant dahlias

Thank you to Breck’s for partnering with me on this post. As always, all words, thoughts and dahlia obsessions are my own. Receive free...

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