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Create a Healthy Foundation for Fall Plantings

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Author:  Melinda Myers     Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool – a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to prepare gardens for the next planting season. Investing time up

Colorful Caladiums Brighten Shade Gardens All Season

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By Melinda Myers Tuck them into the garden, pop some in a container or dress up a window box. Then water as needed, add a bit of fertilizer and wait for the color explosion. The showy heart-shaped leaves of caladiums come in combinations of pink, red, white and green. These heat-loving plants

How to Design a Fragrant Garden

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by Kathleen LaLibertè Kathleen has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.     Fragrant plants can add a whole new dimension of pleasure to your


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