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Orchid Show

At this time of year, I eagerly embrace anything that involves growing plants so when I saw a flyer for an orchid show sponsored by the local orchid society, I knew it was just the thing to take my mind off … Continue reading

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Frost Predicted

Those who don’t garden probably wonder about the sanity of those who do, particularly when they come upon a scene like this. At this time of year, why attempt to postpone the inevitable? Protecting tender annuals from a late frost … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Eco-Region?

Most of you are very familiar with Plant Hardiness Zones, which help you make informed decisions about what to plant based on climate. But do you know your ecoregion? Your ecoregion is the unique combination of living and nonliving factors … Continue reading

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Winter Gardens

For those of us in the Snow Belt, winter in the garden is pretty much limited to observation from inside the house, which can be quite rewarding if you have evergreens, interesting twiggy shrubs and good, solid background structure. If … Continue reading

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Tall Weeds

Tall weedy seed heads provide valuable food for wintering birds. Consider leaving your weeds for winter wildlife. reposted from YardMap click here for good garden perennials to plant for birds

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