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10 Old-Fashioned Plants and Flowers You Need in Your Garden

My grandmother's garden was a riot of color, shapes and scents. She taught me to save seeds, pinch back spent blooms and love the big, luxurious peonies that spilled exuberantly onto her side porch. Those flowers now bloom every...

Roses: What Colour Should You Give and How Many?

It’s a simple stereotype that everyone likes to receive roses at some point in their life. But did you know that the colour of roses have different meanings? There are even meanings for how many roses you receive! – Red...

13 of the Coolest Seeds You Can Buy Online

Turn your garden, yard and dinner table into a colorful scene by getting yourself some of these unique seeds so you can grow pink sunflowers, rainbow carrots, purple cauliflower and more. PURPLE GRASS If you love color, try something bold in...

The 7 Most Beautiful Garden Trends of 2017

With “Greenery” as Pantone’s color of the year, the tone has quite literally been set for a major move outdoors this spring. But how to best update your own slice of paradise in 2017? Get inspired to fall in...

9 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Four experts tell you everything you need to know to get growing—even if you don’t have a green thumb. 1. Know Your Region It may sound obvious, but not everything grows everywhere, so what you plant is determined by where you...

Three Ways to Cut Mosquito Bites

It’s that time of year again where we’re beginning to see the rapid reemergence of mosquitoes. Headlines of Zika and West Nile remind us that mosquito bites can be much worse than an irritating itch. Here are three ways...

An Oceanside couple shares the joy of work and music in their garden

This month, on their 49th wedding anniversary, John and Cheryl Arenas likely will start the celebration in the jewel-box garden of their Oceanside home. Among mementos there marking earlier anniversaries is a heart-shaped birdbath with the telling inscription “My...

Tips & Tricks – Gardening Tips for Beginners

Whether you’re new to growing or a seasoned expert, our collection of 25 vegetable gardening tips will help. Enjoy! 1. If its getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the plants up and bring...

5 Steps to Starting Your First Garden

Research Appropriate Plants Borrow the Master Gardener’s mantra of “right plant for the right spot” which breaks down to mean you need to do your research on the plot of land that you want to cultivate. Is it in full...

12 Surprising Facts All Peony Enthusiasts Should Know

True royalty among garden plants, peonies feature blossoms that can take your breath away. But growing peonies requires more than just a penchant for their vibrant color and sweet scent. From planting peonies to peony care, there are plenty...

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