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December 4, 2019
If you pay attention to trends, you have probably noticed that foliage houseplants have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Foliage houseplants are highlighted in home decorating catalogues, cover the shelves of boutiques and coffee shops and have a large devoted section in garden centers. Tropical plants with large, varied and often colorful leaves have pushed succulents out of the limelight (though succulents are truly fascinating, very few homes have big south-facing windows that are required for many of these plants to thrive).
November 26, 2019
Most holiday decorations, such as wreaths, swags and centerpieces, can be created with natural materials gathered from the yard and garden and are easier to make than you might think. As long as you prune with care, you can harvest branches from most evergreens as well as other landscape plants without damaging their appearance. This material will often be fresher than what can be purchased and potentially last much longer.

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December 4, 2019

If you pay attention to trends, you have probably noticed that foliage houseplants have enjoyed a...

November 26, 2019

Most holiday decorations, such as wreaths, swags and centerpieces, can be created with natural...

November 21, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, you might be thinking about getting a Christmas tree. Typically,...

November 14, 2019

Once the leaves have dropped, a native shrub called winterberry (Ilex verticillata) becomes...

November 6, 2019

Black walnut (Juglans nigra) is considered one of the most valuable trees native to North America....

November 4, 2019

The first task most gardeners consider when preparing the garden for winter is cutting back...

October 25, 2019

As the days get shorter and nighttime temperatures drop, many people are starting to notice Asian...

October 16, 2019

A very common gardening myth is that pine trees and the needles they drop acidify the soil. While...

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