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Make the Most of Small Yards

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 17, 2014

Got a yard the size of a postage stamp? I used to live in a house where the deck space was bigger than the garden, which was barely big enough for a cat to turn around in (granted,...


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Drought Tolerant Plants for 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 03, 2014

Think a drought-tolerant garden has to be all dull colors and straggly plants? Think again. If your Dallas plumbing is groaning over the miserable, dry heat, that doesn't mean your...


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March Garden Checklist

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 27, 2014

I don't know about you, but my bulbs are in bloom as the days are lengthening and it starts to seem like winter might actually end for real at some point in the near future. What...


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Fun Garden Pots for Spring

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 12, 2014

It's almost time to hit the nursery and pick up some splendid starts, flowers, seeds, and more for spring, but if you're like me, you might be facing a small problem: most of your gardening...


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10 Shade-Lovers to Grow in 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 11, 2014

Living in a shady spot can be a pain. You're tremendously limited in terms of what you can plant in the garden, as most plants prefer full sun or part shade at most, but you're rather...


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4 Cute Gifts with Seeds

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 07, 2014

Is there anything cooler than the gift of life? As we're getting ready for spring, it's definitely time to start thinking about lovely seasonally-appropriate gifts, so I rounded up...


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February Garden Checklist

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 30, 2014

January is about to draw to a close, which means it's time to talk turkey...I mean, February. This shortest month of the year will hopefully bring about the end of the coldest winter...


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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,...