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Burnout: Trade Burning Bush for Superior Shrubs


Around here, burning bush (Euonymus alatus) has long been among the most popular of shrubs. During my years in sales at the garden center, it was among the top ten.  Everyone — even non-gardeners — seemed to know about it, probably because of its showy fall color. But attitudes toward the plant have changed in […]

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 […]

The Great Gardener’s Giveaway: Meet Three Winners


Who are these lucky people who win contests? Meet three who won prizes in the Great Gardener’s Giveaway: First prize: Fran Blank, of New London, OH, won the Gardener’s Supply Cart, along with a $100 gift card. “I always enter contests but never win. I am thrilled! This is the icing on the cake for […]

Congratulations to Our Spring Photo Contest Winner


Seems appropriate that the winner of our Signs of Spring photo contest is named April. Her photo of a tulip bud won first prize, though there were many great entries. “Spring is definitely my favorite season,” says April Deering, who gardens in Colorado. “I just love watching everything come to life, with all the colors […]

Enter Our Photo Contest: Signs of Spring


For the gardener, no season is as eagerly anticipated as spring. And after the winter of 2013-14, we are ready! So, what are the signs of spring in your area? Is it the first crocuses? The swelling buds of the oaks? Is it your neighbor, washing his boat? Share a springtime image and you could […]

After the Storm: Coping with Snow- and Ice-Damaged Trees and Shrubs


Have winter storms battered your landscape? When the weather finally clears, it’s time to evaluate the damage done to your landscape plants by wind, snow and ice. Here are some things to consider: Be safe. Steer clear of hazards, such as downed or sagging power lines, large cracked limbs and trunks, and hanging branches. Notify […]

Prune Hydrangea Bushes at the Right Time


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 […]

Winners: 2013 Door Decor Contest


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 […]

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