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Top 5 Horror Movies for Gardeners

Zombie hand with remote rises from potted plant.

The best season of the entire year is finally upon us! A season when it’s socially acceptable to knock on a stranger’s door brandishing a weapon and demanding chocolate, or to pay insane amounts of money to wander through a

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Great Garden Books for Winter Reading

Great Garden Books for Winter Reading: Six of our current faves to read with a cup of tea by your side.

When the wind howls, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a  good garden book. Here are a few that we’re spending time with right now!

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Botanically Speaking: How to Read Botanical Names

How to Read Botanical Names: The dark purple lavender is Lavendula angustifolia 'Munstead' (Lavendula is the genus, angustifolia is the species, and 'Munstead' is the cultivar). The rest is Lavendula x intermedia 'Provence.' (The x in the name means it's a hybrid of two different species of lavender.) Get the scoop on understanding botanical names at http://www.spottsgardens.com/how-to-read-botanical-names/

While common names for plants are charming and often colorful, they vary from place to place. Binomial nomenclature, on the other hand, is the lingua franca of plant nerds everywhere. Learn to read botanical names, and you can make yourself understood

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Garden Books for Winter Reading

Despite occasional warm days and that hint of spring in the air, winter hasn’t exactly released its grip. What to do when the soil’s too wet to work and the wind is blowing? How about some armchair gardening? To that

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