Outdoor

ABC’s of Shade Gardening: 6 Shade Loving Perennials for Your Garden
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ABC’s of Shade Gardening: 6 Shade Loving Perennials for Your Garden

A shady spot can provide a soothing and enticing garden, especially in the heat of the summer. There are plenty of shade perennials and annuals that will give you all the color and texture you dream about. So hang a hammock and consider some of these colorful shade loving perennials: A is for Astilbe… This…

3 Easy Tips for Stunning and Delicious Summer Plants
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3 Easy Tips for Stunning and Delicious Summer Plants

The long, hot days of summer can bring the greatest rewards from your container-grown summer plants. The difference between summer plants for pots that are stunners instead of bummers can be summed up in these do’s and don’ts: 1. The right plants for the right place: Good summer plants for pots that receive four or…

7 Vegetables That Grow in Shade
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7 Vegetables That Grow in Shade

Not every gardener is blessed with full sun, making vegetable gardening challenging. But, by choosing shade tolerant vegetables, it’s possible to harvest plenty of fresh, homegrown produce. Different levels of shade Before you begin experimenting with vegetables that grow in the shade, it’s important to understand there are different levels of shade, and each level…

Creating a Pollinator Garden
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Creating a Pollinator Garden

Many of North America’s pollinators, including over 4,000 species of native bees, are facing dramatic population declines due to habitat loss, pesticide exposure, and various parasites and pathogens. To help these valuable insects, gardeners across the continent are creating pollinator gardens designed to offer these creatures more of the resources they need to survive. What…

How to Harvest Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables During Storm Season
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How to Harvest Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables During Storm Season

April showers bring May flowers, but that’s not always the case. Often times May and June bring severe weather and storms that can damage all your hard work. If your blooms are already full and bright, you can harvest them to enjoy indoors and save them from the harsh springtime weather. Start by cutting those…