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Taming the Garden Hose

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A well-trained 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 a bit obsessiv [...]

The Great Gardener’s Giveaway: Meet Three Winners

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Fran Blank 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 my spring garden [...]

Congratulations to Our Spring Photo Contest Winner

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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. Photo by April Deering “Spring is definitely my favorite season,” says April Deering, who gardens in Colorado. “I just love watching everything come to life, w [...]

Enter Our Photo Contest: Signs of Spring

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Trillium grandiflorum, submitted by Susan McGee via Instagram 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 a [...]

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

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Don’t try to remove ice from branches after an ice storm; you’ll likely do more damage than good. Large hanging limbs like this one should be left to a professional tree service. Note that the branch collar (the raised ridge where the branch meets the trunk) is left intact on these properly pruned branches. Have winter storms bat [...]

Prune Hydrangea Bushes at the Right Time

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Blushing Bride is a bigleaf hydrangea, so it should be pruned in summer, after it blooms. In less acidic soils, it blooms pink. To enhance the pink color, use horticultural lime. The Limelight hydrangea blooms on new growth, so it should be pruned in late winter, before new growth begins. Although the florets look similar to those of bigleaf [...]

Winners: 2013 Door Decor Contest

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Cynthia Fowser’s door, with a close-up of one of the arrangements, at left 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 wo [...]

Meet Maura, Winner of the Wish List Contest

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The first phase of our sundial raised bed food garden Dave and Maura Hosta and columbine under the honeylocust trees The winner of the 2013 Win Your Wish List Contest is Maura Rawn, who tends several gardens with her husband, Dave, in Ohio. I don’t usually enter contests but I am such a fan of gardeners.com that it seemed like a contest [...]
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