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There’s Still Time to Start Seeds!


After a wild winter filled with abundant snow and unusually cold temperatures, I’m itching to get out in the garden. But the garden won’t be ready for me for weeks; it’s still covered in snow and the ground underneath is frozen. So I’m satisfying my need to grow by starting seeds indoors.

Geranium Seedlings Bring Spring into our Call Center


Winter can be a difficult time for gardeners. Sure, there are seed catalogs to get us through January, but February arrives, and it’s still winter. Is it too early to start seeds? Not at all, especially if you aspire to grow plants that have a long lead time, such as artichokes or onions. Valerie Ryan, […]

Coleus: an Old Favorite in New Clothing


Each year, the National Gardening Bureau selects one annual to receive special recognition, and 2015 has been designated Year of the Coleus. I’m pleased to see this plant getting some attention. It’s a sturdy performer that doesn’t demand much from the gardener.

The Orchid Challenge Begins with Hope and a Plan


I was at the garden center, and I saw a table full of out-of-bloom orchids marked down 50 percent. I couldn’t resist, so I picked up three with the intent to get them to bloom again.

Seeds to Try in 2015: a Blanket Recommendation


Last summer I tried growing a few new varieties of flowers that are especially attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Because I wanted to get started gardening early, I chose varieties I could start from seed indoors.

Flowers Flopping? Bring Out the Linking Stakes


It’s the time of year for Flower Supports, such as Curved Linking Stakes, which are perfect for fixing those unexpected flops in the garden. From a 4-star review from Nancy in St. Louis, MO: These linking stakes are great. I got the tallest ones available for use specifically with my tall zinnias that serve as […]

What’s Better than a Pink Flamingo?


Shop our selection of Statues and Fountains WHEN it comes to lawn ornaments, it’s hard to beat the classic pink flamingo. Sure, gnomes could be considered classic, but what’s new? Isn’t it time for another classic? We asked for photos of your favorite garden art, and we got many clever ideas, including flamingos, gnomes — […]

Taming the Garden Hose


As a professional gardener, I use garden hoses a lot, and I’ve seen my share of kinks, leaks and hoses that can’t be recoiled neatly. To me, the job is complete when the garden is weed-free and well-watered — with the hose coiled and ready for next time. If asked, my coworkers might say I’m […]

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