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the garden's guide with free catalog
Gardener's Catalog Guide
What's better than planning for this years' garden and ordering the seeds, plants, and decor that will transform your landscape? We can't think of anything either. Order your garden catalogs today! #FGCatalogCollector
the garden's guide with free catalog
Gardener's Catalog Guide
Don't miss out on the best new plants 2024 has to offer, order all of your garden catalogs with our Garden Catalog Collector. #FGCatalogCollector
the garden's guide with free catalog
Gardener's Catalog Guide
Don't miss out on the best new plants 2024 has to offer, order all of your garden catalogs with our Garden Catalog Collector. #FGCatalogCollector
the garden's guide with free catalog
Gardener's Catalog Guide
Don't miss out on the best new plants 2024 has to offer, order all of your garden catalogs with our Garden Catalog Collector. #FGCatalogCollector
the garden's guide with free catalog
Gardener's Catalog Guide
What's better than planning for this years' garden and ordering the seeds, plants, and decor that will transform your landscape? We can't think of anything either. Order your garden catalogs today! #FGCatalogCollector
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A Guide to Garden Watering Systems and Strategies
The crisis in water availability continues to make international headlines and has always been a topic of discussion for farmers and gardeners alike. However, increasing and prolonged droughts, heat waves, violent weather events, and other climate concerns are troubling occurrences that impact the entire planet.
classic plants and alternatives
Better Versions of Classic Plants
For most people, their first attraction to plants and gardening is an appreciation of the beauty of flowers and foliage. But if it is the beauty that first draws us in, then it must be the diversity of the plant world that keeps us coming back for more and that hooks us as lifelong gardeners. The following are 10 good plants that many gardeners have liked for years, and 10 alternatives to those plants that you might—like me—just love.
Early Spring Gardening
4 Tips for Early Spring Gardening
Need some tips to get a head start on your spring gardening? Click here to read more.
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Gardening Book Recommendations for the Midwest - FineGardening
Gardening Book Recommendations for the Midwest - FineGardening
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How to Identify and Treat Sudden Oak Death - FineGardening
How to Identify and Treat Sudden Oak Death - FineGardening
a plant that is growing out of the ground with text reading can my plant be saved from root rot? find out here
Can My Plant Be Saved From Root Rot?
A quick look at what this common disease is and what you can do to manage or prevent it.
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Tips for Solving Garden Problems
We all make mistakes, but most of us would prefer not to learn every gardening lesson the hard way. When five gardening professionals shared some garden mistakes they’ve made or had to fix in the past, they included some helpful tips and tricks they used to solve those common garden problems.
a tree with the words learn the science behind how grafting works in white and brown
Plant Grafting 101
Learn the science behind this popular propagation method and ways to do it
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Solutions for Common Gardening Mistakes
We all make mistakes, but most of us would prefer not to learn every gardening lesson the hard way. To help us avoid at least a few ­future blunders, we asked five horticultural and design professionals from around the country to tell us about a big garden mistake they’ve had to fix, along with their solution. The problems ran the gamut from plant and material choices to planning and design decisions.
a garden filled with lots of different types of plants
Traditional vs. Stylized Meadow Gardens
Many positive things can be said for planting a meadow garden. These naturalistic designs tend to be a bit wilder thanks to the use of native wildflowers and ornamental grasses, so they require less primping and preening throughout the year. And these designs tend to fill in quickly because of the plants used in them (i.e., perennials that are quick to multiply and bulk up).