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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 [...]

Company Farm: Year Two

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Volunteers till up the cover crop that was planted last fall. I love the day in spring when I can take the first plunge into the garden with a spade. The soil yields and I get a hit of that wonderful dirt smell. A new season is spread out in front of me. Like a fresh-tilled field, it’s ripe with promise — and relatively free of weeds. F [...]

Customized Corners Protect Raised Bed from Garden Pests

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This idea comes from a gardener in Arlington, VA, who reviewed our Raised Bed Corners (4 stars): "To prevent rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks from getting into the bed, I wanted to enclose it with a 2-foot-high fence that would still allow easy access to the plantings. The 2-inch-square holes in the corners (which typically are covered [...]

Gardener Frames a Living Masterpiece

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This innovative planting is from SuzyQ, a reviewer from Huntersville, NC, who used the Balcony Railing Planter in a new way: “We have a very small deck that we use all summer for entertaining. I’d found an old metal mirror frame that I wanted to hang on the wall, so I could use it for a trellis to add some color to the deck, with [...]

Super Hoops Temper Blazing California Sun

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Use Hi Hi-Rise Super Hoops and garden fabric to protect crops from intense sun A great idea from a five-star review written by a gardener in Eagle Rock, CA: “In the past I’ve constructed hoops and frames out of PVC pipe. Those worked OK, but were flimsy and looked a little haphazard. I ordered these hoops hoping for a more effici [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Enjoy Clean, Blemish-Free Berries with
New Strawberry Supports

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Learn more: Planting and Growing Strawberries Don’t let a rainy day spoil a crop of just-ripening strawberries. Our easy-to-install, adjustable Strawberry Supports elevate ripening fruit and allow air to circulate. This promotes even ripening and minimizes rot. Use the supports in place of straw to decrease mold and mildew problems, es [...]
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