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Fits Like a Glove

Are your garden gloves too sweaty, too porous or too prone to pricking? We had Master Gardeners test four popular gloves to see which ones...

Tried & True Toughies

It’s hard to love plants that die off, never produce or need constant babying. Sometimes you gotta give your plants “tough love,” and let...

The Love of Lore

Many cultures depend on plants for their healing, regenerative and recuperative properties. But do plants also have the power to attract love, ward off...

Yard Art: Tacky or Tasteful?

For many people, a garden is a canvas they fill with more than flowers, to the pleasure or dismay of neighbors. Here are some...

Shady Secrets: Growing successful shady gardens

Shade gardens require a little extra TLC to be successful. Whether you’ve got tree shade, dappled shade or deep shade, here are some suggestions for...

Feature Garden: A Place for Paws

This backyard was completely re-landscaped to make it user-friendly for the owner and her dogs. Here is her advice for creating a dog-friendly yard. Photos...

Top 10 Uses for Fresh Lavender

Fragrant and beautiful, lavender has many wonderful uses. In addition to the tastiest lemonade you’ll ever drink, Richelle  Reilly (pictured here) has come up with...

No-No Plants for Pups

The following substances are highly toxic to puppies and adult dogs, and should always be avoided in a dog-friendly landscape: Cocoa mulch: “Even though it’s...

Out & About: Creating Outdoor Rooms

Summer’s the time to enjoy your yard, and creating an outdoor room lets you enjoy it even more. Here are some tips for making an...

The Thrill of No-Till

This organic garden stays healthy because its soil creatures are happy with the homeowners’ till-free techniques. Barbara Miller caught the gardening itch at an early...