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Vegging Outdoors: Planting Organic Vegetable Gardens...


Picking a Winner: Choosing the Right...


Since the blooms on flowering trees generally don’t last long, you’ll want to keep in mind what will succeed them. To provide a full line-up of “coming attractions,” you can plant several trees which will bloom one after the other: redbud in early spring, dogwood in late spring, and crape myrtle in summer, for example.

Starting Smart: Planting Trees and Shrubs...


To Feed or Not to Feed?...


While adult trees and shrubs usually don’t need fertilization, you may want to feed younger ones to encourage them to mature more quickly. 

The Kindest Cuts: Pruning Your Roses,...


Should you prune your flowering shrubs, flowering shade trees, and evergreen privacy plants? Although doing so can render them “a cut above” those of your neighbors, proper timing and technique are essential, so that you don’t accidentally eliminate potential blooms instead.