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10 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Summer has finally arrived and with it’s arrival the proliferation of the blood-sucking and possible disease-carrying garden foe: the mosquito. In my home garden, I typically place several types of plants to deter mosquitoes. Typically, I either plant them in … Continue reading

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Garden Quote…..

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Tips for The Beginning Gardener

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Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!

On this day celebrating the women responsible for making each and every one of our lives possible, Garden Variety would like to offer a word of thanks for the unconditional love, thoughtful care and tireless efforts of every mom out … Continue reading

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In the Garden, Spring Finally Arrives

In France, as across much of North America, spring has finally sprung. And Mike Alexander is ready as the ‘Saint of Frost’ gives way to seasonal bloom.

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Trout Lilies | Children of the Spring

GV’s Joyce Newman introduces us to a wildflower usually found on the forest floor.

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Dandelion | Harbinger of Spring

Our man in Europe, horticulturist Mike Alexander, on the season of the dandelion, the bane of gardeners everywhere.

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