Recent Garden Types Articles

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Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds: Pollination Pros

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 27, 2014

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a charming sight as they soar around your backyard garden. But beyond their beauty, these creatures help human beings through their role in pollinating...

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Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 22, 2014

Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the...

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Tomatoes and Your Health

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2014

Toxic nightshade or wonder food? The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let’s take a closer look at the reported pros and cons...

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Lively Uses for Dead Trees from Hometalk

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 13, 2014

After this winter’s heavy gales, a friend of mine was left with a dangerously unsteady tree in her front yard. She hired a gardener to chop it down before it could come crashing...

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What to Do Now to Prepare Your Yard for the Hot Weather

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 29, 2014

Summer is coming … though it may seem a little hard to believe after an exceptionally cold winter! Take the time to get your yard in shape...

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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...