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My Great Pumpkin

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I had always wanted a “giant pumpkin” as a kid, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was fun to watch it grow, once I could see I was going to have a keeper. Guest Post You need a good amount of space to grow a big pumpkin. The vines get pretty long […]

Prune Hydrangea Bushes at the Right Time

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When do you prune hydrangeas? Well, it depends. Some hydrangeas bloom on current season’s growth and should be pruned in late winter or early spring, before the shrub begins active growth. These include several varieties that have become quite popular: Limelight, Quickfire, Burgundy Lace, as well as the classic “snowball” types, such as Annabelle. Another […]

Help Monarchs by Planting Milkweed in Your Garden

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Times are tough for monarch butterflies: For the past few decades, the population of monarchs has declined dramatically. Gardeners looking for the flash of orange-and-black monarchs are discovering that this most famous and beautiful of butterflies is becoming harder and harder to spot. The reason? Habitat loss. Specifically, there’s a lot less milkweed, the single […]

Birds Make Themselves at Home in Vegetable Garden

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Though it seems unlikely that birds would build a nest in a tomato plant, they’ve done it twice in Tammy Waldrop’s garden in New Caney, TX. The first nest of cardinals was built in a Sungold cherry tomato plant back in 2006, about the first week of June, Tammy says. “A couple weeks or so […]

Getting the Most of a Short Growing Season in Oregon

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When it comes to gardening, we find that the best teachers are other gardeners, such as Barbara Black, who lives in Oregon’s high desert. We’re amazed to see such and abundant and varied harvest in Barbara’s garden. Although our mailing address is Burns, OR, we actually live 45-minutes from Burns, in an area made up […]

From the Reviews: VegTrug Keeps Crops Out of Backyard Floods

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We recently received this photo of our VegTrug® Patio Garden with a review from “Retired and loving it,” Columbus, GA. “I bought the first one last year to plant butter beans and save my back when picking. My back yard literally has a river run through it during heavy rains, so I bought two more […]

Winners: 2013 Door Decor Contest

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Thanks to everyone who entered the 2013 Door Decor photo contest. Here are the winners: First Prize: Cynthia Fowser, Pennsville, NJ The $250 prize goes to a woman who lives on Christmas Tree Lane. “All materials were gathered from my yard and surrounding woods,” says Cynthia, who really does live on a street called Christmas […]

Revitalize Your Houseplants with Worm Castings

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A few years ago a young woman asked me for help with her large, potted acacia tree. “I’ve had it for several years, and it was doing fine until recently. Now, the leaves are yellowing and dropping, and it’s just not thriving.” “Let me guess, I’ll bet you’ve taken good care of it, and have […]

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