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    Ask A Gardener

    What Do I Prune When?

    Ask a Gardener Question: What should I plan on pruning in the fall and winter garden season? I never seem to remember when to prune what!  Thank you! Tim Z. Answer: Dear Tim, Great question.  Even many experienced gardeners get a bit confused over what to prune when. Lord forbid those plants tags disappear and […]

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    By GardenBunch 5:10 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    How Can I Convert My Lawn To Something That Requires Less Upkeep and Water?

    Ask a Gardener Question: I’m interested in converting part of my lawn to something that doesn’t require as much upkeep, and water. Seems like by July, it’s just brown and dead anyway.  What are some options?  Thanks! Jeff B. Answer: Hi Jeff! Most of us love a beautiful expanse of green lush grass. There just something […]

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    By GardenBunch 4:38 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    What Are Community Gardens or Pea Patches?

    Ask a Gardener Question: I keep hearing about “community gardens” or “pea patches.” What are they? Barbara T. Answer: Hello Barbara! Community gardens have been around for a while, but they’ve certainly gained in popularity over the past decade!  Community gardens consist of sections or plots of land that are gardened by a group of people, usually […]

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    By GardenBunch 4:08 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    It’s Late Summer. Should I Just Figure Gardening Season Is Over?

    Ask a Gardener Question:   It seems like in late summer there’s not much left for color or late season interest in the garden.  Should I just figure that late summer gardening is the last of my gardening fun until next spring? Cindy P. Answer: No way, Cindy!  Late summer gardening can still offer a lot […]

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    By GardenBunch 3:52 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Is August Too Late To Plant Vegetables?

    Ask a Gardener Question: Summer is heading to a close, and I never did do much with my vegetable garden plot. Is August too late to plant vegetables?  Thanks for your advice! Sally C. Answer: Hi Sally, Not at all! There are many types of vegetables that are ideal for fall planting and harvesting. In […]

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    By GardenBunch 3:40 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Do I Need To Be A Gardening Whiz To Join A Garden Club?

    Ask a Gardener Question: Do I need to be a gardening whiz to join a garden club? Aren’t those for really serious gardeners? Mabel T. Answer: Hi Mabel, No need to be a gardening pro, or even a whiz! Garden clubs welcome all levels of gardening expertise, and in fact, they are a great avenue […]

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    By GardenBunch 3:23 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Book Reviews

    “Hellstrip Gardening” Book Review

    Summary: Create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb! This book will not only inspire you to look at this planting space in your front yard differently, it will walk you through how to plan and implement new garden joy there. Genre: Garden Design and Garden How To’s Gardening Experience Level: All Levels Title: […]

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    By ChristineGB 11:55 am | July 8th 2014 (0) Comments
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    Book Reviews

    “Raised Bed Gardening 101” Book Review

    Summary: Here’s your quick introduction to the basics of gardening with Raised Garden Beds! Genre: Raised Bed Gardening Gardening Experience Level: Beginning to Intermediate Title: Raised Bed Gardening 101: Grow a Thriving Garden in Simple Raised Beds Author: Pauline Waldeck Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date of Publishing: April 2014 Pages: 33 pages Format: Paperback or […]

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    By ChristineGB 3:16 pm | July 2nd 2014 (0) Comments
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    Book Reviews

    “The Roots of My Obsession – Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden” Book Review

    Summary: A wonderful short read showcasing thirty gardeners background stories and reasons they love to garden.  Some seemed born into families that raised them as gardeners, others developed a passion for gardening based upon life circumstances. You’ll enjoy reading this during the bare, winter months while you pine to be out gardening again! Genre: Memoirs Gardening Experience […]

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    By ChristineGB 1:02 pm | June 29th 2014 (0) Comments
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    Product Reviews

    Product Review: Fiskars Big Grip Garden Knife

    Summary: Fiskars Big Grip Garden Knife is likely to become one of your favorite, most used tools to have on hand for a variety of garden tasks! Category: Tools, Weeding Gardening Experience Level: All levels Product Name: Fiskars Big Grip Garden Knife (7079) Vendor: Fiskars Review: This tool probably gets top use during my gardening […]

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    By ChristineGB 11:49 am | June 29th 2014 (0) Comments