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Feeding Birds in Winter

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 17, 2014

Winter is a difficult season for birds who stick around in northern climes. They need extra stamina to keep themselves warm, just at the time of year when their usual foods are in short...


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10 Top To-Dos for Fall Maintenance

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 13, 2014

1. Take Care of Your Furnace. If you live in a chilly place like Minneapolis, an HVAC system that delivers optimal performance is a wintertime must. Schedule a professional maintenance...


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Planting a Tree

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

Gardening in your backyard … and front yard, and indoors, and on your balcony … is enjoying a huge wave of popularity among Americans. Everyone seems to want to get their...


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Plums: Blossoms of Spring

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 02, 2014

Around the world, the first sign of spring after the appearance of delicate crocuses poking their way through a crust of snow is plum blossoms, which burst out earlier than every other...


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Does Tree Planting Really Help?

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 03, 2014

I love trees. Not for nothing am I called, on occasion, a tree hugger. But I got to wondering recently about the popular belief that planting trees will help save the environment;...


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Your Spring Pruning Guide

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 28, 2014

Are you scared of pruning? Lots of gardeners who are picking up the shears for the first time are definitely worried about making a mistake that will damage or even kill their plants,...


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An Introduction to Tea Gardens

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 28, 2014

Do you love tea? This beverage, originating in Asia, has been consumed for centuries, and thanks to careful plant breeding, the development of scores of harvesting and processing techniques,...


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We've Been Splitting Wood All Wrong

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 22, 2014

Splitting wood is one of the least favorite tasks of woodstove owners, and even for people who are just chopping for a decorative fireplace or pit, it gets unfun very rapidly. The repetitive...