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5 Ways to Use Herbs in the Garden

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Herbs—those plants for “use and delight”—deserve a place in every garden, no matter how small. Check out our 5 ways to tuck herbs into your garden, and get planting!

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5 Tips for Stellar Shade Gardens

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Shade gardens can be lovely, relaxing spaces. Check out our tips for making the most of yours! Focus on foliage. The appeal of most shade plants lies not in their blooms but in the rich range of colors and shapes

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5 Ways to Deal with a Soggy Garden

April showers bring water runoff. After a hard spring rain, a quick walk through your garden will show areas where water is pooling and spots that are eroding from water runoff. Water is too precious a resource to be treated

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5 Favorite Spring-Blooming Shrubs for Small Gardens

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The daffodils are open, the air is warming, and the spring garden is starting to bloom! The heavenly fragrances of spring-blooming shrubs are one of the best things about the spring garden. But many of the traditional spring bloomers are

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Top 5 Kitchen Garden Flowers

As you’re planning your kitchen garden this year, be sure to add some flowers! Brilliantly colored flowers are a perfect accent to the greens, purples, and reds common in the vegetable garden. Our top 5 all have a use besides

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Wildlife-Friendly Fall Garden Cleanup

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Fall is a busy season in the garden. In addition to harvesting in the fruit and vegetable gardens, we spend fall planting new borders, digging and dividing existing plants, and planting bulbs. By the time mid-November comes around, we’re ready

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Garden Horror: Invasive Plants

Just in time for Halloween, we turn our attention to plants guaranteed to give gardeners and environmentalists of all stripes nightmares. We speak, of course, of invasive plants. The USDA National Invasive Species Information Center defines an invasive plant as one that

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Top 5 Things to Do in the Garden This Fall

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While fall doesn’t officially arrive for another three weeks, we’re already looking forward to a season of crisp nights and golden days. Take advantage of lovely fall weather to do these 5 tasks, which will make next year an even

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5 Indiana Native Plants You Might Not Know Are Native

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There’s more to Indiana native plants than just coneflowers and black-eyed susans!

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5 Weather-Watching Tricks for the Organic Gardener

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Every garden task has its own season, and these seasons depend largely on the weather. So gardeners spend a lot of time watching the weather, commenting on the weather, and—frequently—moaning about the weather. In fact, the only people who talk

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