Many years ago, in a state of desperation, I sent my father a paperback copy of Square Foot Gardening as a Christmas gift. The following summer, I went out to California to visit my folks. Dad had turned his small raised-bed yard into a plumb, level and square garden s...

 When autumn leaves begin to fall, it is important to get them off the lawn. After all, if you've just renovated that patch of green, the last thing you want is for  leaves to block out sunlight from the sprouting grass seed. A blower is certainly a huge help with this...

 Spend autumn cleaning up your beds for winter.

Is there a better place to enjoy autumn days than the garden? Fortunately, there is still some work to be done in the perennial border.  

By definition, a purely herbaceous perennial border is dormant in winter. Many garden...

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I had a funny year for zinnias last year. They got what...

If you have a cool-season grass lawn or, like me, an expanse of weeds, miscellaneous grasses and clover, it is time to get to work! Core aeration is the single best practice for any lawn. Aeration reduces compaction, allowing water, air and nutrients to reach the root...

If you've given houseplants a vacation in the sun, it's time for them to come back into the house. Before bringing them in, do a bit of grooming.

Many can benefit from a shower to wash away webs,critters and grime. One can use a bit of mild dish detergent (2 teaspoons...

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Dear Ann [Barlett] (the MASTER! GARDENER!),

I"m sending a pic of my Mexican petunias. (The official...

These, and the flowers depicted in the photo below, are  double early-blooming tulips.

       

    The gardener can wait until March to renovate the lawn or amend the soil, but will have

no early spring flowers if bulbs are not planted soon.

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