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Past articles include gardening tips and gardening advice for all northern gardens. If you are looking for ideas for a garden design, whether it's for a pond, lawn or perennial bed, you will find many articles for inspiration.

Gardening tips for flowers include starting seed in the Spring, planning annual flowers and making sure that your plants survive the cool nights and bright sun of summer.

Gardening tips for lawns include how to start a new lawn, how to maintain your lawn and what to do about moss and mushrooms.

Gardening advice on indoor plants include wintering plants, watering and feeding.



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Deer Proof Garden
"I would like to know what flowers deer will not eat"
"If you are looking for a perennial that will add color to your garden in August and September, then the aster"
"Did you ever take the time to think about the pansies in your garden"
Winter Chores
"Well, summer is gone, autumn is on it's way out and winter will be here soon"
Jade Plant Care
"I am in need of some good advice on how to care for my jade houseplants"
Cedar Problems
"Here's a letter I received about cedars"
Changing Acidic Soils
"There is still an acid smell to it. What more can I do?"
More Winterizing
"Fall is the perfect time to get at those little jobs you may have neglected all during the summer."
Starting to Winterize
"As I looked out the window this morning, I realized winter really is on it's way."
Espalier Apple Trees
"If you have your heart set on an apple tree, but don't have a lot of room, then an apple tree trained as an espalier is for you"
Mayday Tree Diseases
"We spend years planting, tending and watching young trees grow into mature plants, then one day damage occurs and we are devastated"
Bringing Outdoor Plants In
"Well, it looks like fall is really here. You know when it comes, the chill is in the air"
An Easy Cleanup
"Wow, it's hard to believe that it's September already"
Lawns in Drought
"Hasn't our weather been wonderful? Better than it's been in years, or so it seems"
Perennial Dos and Don'ts
"Here's a letter I received, concerning perennials"
Burr Oak
"I bought a burr oak that was hardened over in Canada last year and it did just fine"
Planter Boxes for New Homes
"I have a small solution for those of you who are moving this summer. Planter boxes"
Lychnis / Black-eyed Susans
"The Lychnis, Maltese Cross, Campion, or whatever you want to call it, is a hardy, bright addition to any perennial garden"
"Lupinus, or lupine, as it is better known, is one of the most spectacular perennials you can grow"
Healthy Fruits
"Growing our own fruit and vegetables is not only fun, but also very healthy for us"
Desertarium / Citronella / Bougainvillea
"My name is Caitlyn, and this summer I've decided to plant a desertarium"
Asparagus / Primrose
"I wonder if you can offer some tips? We planted our asparagus 3 years ago"
"Today is the last day of the May long weekend"
Comfrey / Pruning / Ash
"How in the world do you get rid of the comfrey plant?"
Water Wise Gardening
"I know there are still going to be gardeners out there who don't have an over abundance of water to use on their gardens"


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