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Pansies

Pansies

These happy little faces are harbingers of spring and this year the National Gardening Bureau has announced that 2017 is the Year of the Pansy.

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General Mills Buys Kernza’s Long Roots

General Mills Buys Kernza’s Long Roots

The Land Institute, near Salina, Kan., has worked since 1976 to research and develop perennial grains for a more sustainable agricultural system. Kernza, wheat’s wild perennial cousin, is now tame enough to be an ingredient in cereals and snacks.

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Sure Signs of Spring

Sure Signs of Spring

Spring is in the air… although Mother Nature has certainly been teasing us! In my Maryland zone 7 garden, we had a fairly mild winter with much less precipitation than we have had in many years...

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Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic

Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic

Seeds can sprout just about anywhere, even on colorful sponges. This easy indoor gardening project is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and other spring holidays.

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Shed Stress with a Beautiful Backyard Escape

Shed Stress with a Beautiful Backyard Escape

Erika Kotite’s new book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, will help you imagine a beautiful retreat in your own backyard. The 23 featured sheds will inspire you to turn an ordinary shed into a small sanctuary.

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Great Gardens in California

Great Gardens in California

California has many micro-climates and is able to grow many rare plants from around the world. Two incredible gardens not to miss are the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. While SFBG is a unique area within the Golden Gate Park with world-renowned gardens, UCSCA is spread out on 135 acres overlooking the Monterey Bay. Here are just a few photos of some striking and/or rare botanicals found in these gardens.

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Vegetable Winners Make Gardening Easier

Vegetable Winners Make Gardening Easier

The 2017 All-America Selections winners are ready for this gardening season. Planting these winners is one of the first steps to vegetable gardening success.

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California Farmers Markets

California Farmers' Markets

In Maryland, my local farmers' markets close up for the winter season. In warmer climes like California and the southern states, markets go on year round. For we gardeners who are awaiting the growing season with baited breath--here are some mouthwatering shots of produce taken at the Santa Cruz farmers' market.

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