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Make Your Own Stone Bench

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 28, 2014

There's something wonderful about stone benches in the garden. They're timeless, classic, and elegant, and they can turn any space into a magical fairyland or pleasant place to...

Pumpkin seedlings thrive under grow lights. Photo: Amy Gaertner/Flickr

Grow Lights: Great for Growing Indoors!

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 20, 2014

You might have heard people talking about grow lights lately -- including us, with our recent grow light bookshelf tutorial -- but do you know what they are? How do they work? Do you...

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Your Winter Garden

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 17, 2014

We know that winter can be depressing for gardeners. The weather is gloomy, the plants are dead and dying, the days are too short to get out and do much, and it feels too cold for...

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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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Converting to Xeriscaping

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 29, 2014

With a drought just declared in California, I have my garden on the brain, and I'm not the only one. Many people in my community have allowed their gardens to die over the last few...

Hop on Pop! Hops are big in gardening this year.   Photo: Andy Rogers/Flickr

5 Hot Garden Designs For 2014

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 01, 2014

Winter is my favorite time of year to hunker down and dream up my future landscaping plans. It’s the new year, which means I’m filled with resolve, excitement, and lots...

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Getting Victorious in the Garden

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 18, 2013

How much do you know about the history of the victory garden? The tradition started in the First World War, when the governments of US and Britain encouraged individual residents to...

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An Invasion on New York's High Line

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 09, 2013

New York's High Line is a bit of a crown jewel for the bustling city: a former elevated freight rail line, it's now a marvelous public park with ample room for walking, playing, and...