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The Apartment Dweller's Guide to Small Space Gardening

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 2:18 PM

Growing plants in containers lets you have a garden even when space for one is limited or nonexistent. You can use containers to turn a tiny balcony, patio or roof garden into a leafy haven, filled with patio roses, herbs, even your own fresh vegetables. Some...

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The Simple Secret to Great Gardens: Know Your Garden's Microclimates

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Know Your Garden's Microclimates

How can one gardener grow perfect plumerias year after year while a close neighbor fails with them? Or why does one vegetable plot produce perfect tomatoes in October, while another just down the street nearly always freezes out two weeks earlier. You may not have the...

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Three Cool Garden Projects

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Grow an oak from an acorn
Even mighty oak trees start their lives as tiny acorns. If you have the room, the climate and the patience to grow an oak from an acorn, here's how to do it. Select a fallen acorn that is shiny, plump and free of...

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Four Unexpected Places to Plant a Garden

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Innovation is pushing aside the old rules of garden design. No soil to plant? No problem. Gardeners are now growing plants everywhere -- on walls, rooftops, tabletops, even along busy streets. Check out these four.


Wall: Inspired by French botanist Patrick Blanc's leafy...

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Waterwise Ways With Lawns

(2) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 6:28 PM

What's not to love about a green lawn? No groundcover looks as lush, or feels as cool and cushiony under bare feet. Freshly mown grass is one of summer's sweetest scents. But is lawn the ultimate ground cover for everyone, even those living in the country's driest regions? Should it...

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