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Snow Gum Eucalyptus | An Australian Native Tree for the Garden

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Sunn Hemp: A Garden-Boosting Ornamental Plant

Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea) is a poplar nitrogen-boosting member of the legume family. Although notably grown in the more tropical regions of Asia, it actually originates from India. It is perfect for the home gardener or an urban farm because … Continue reading

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Hen and Chick Poppy | A Unique Flower for the Garden

Fast becoming a poplar addition to many perennial gardens, the Hens and Chicks Poppy (Papaver Somniferum) is a beautiful, albeit unusual, plant. In the spring, it features a single flower featuring stunning petals ranging in color from pink to dark … Continue reading

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Plants For A Low-Allergy Garden

  Flowering Plants: Azalea – Rhododendron Daffodil – Narcissus Day Lily – Hemerocallis Gladiolus – Gladiolus Snapdragon – Antirrhinum Small Shrubs/Bushes: Barberry Bush – Berberis vulgaris Big Leaf Hydrangea – Hydrangea grandiflora Coral Bells – Heuchera Daphne – Daphne Hosta (Plantain … Continue reading

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Achiote Tree | An Herbal Ornamental for the Garden

Achiote (Bixa orellana), A.K.A. the Lipstick Tree, is a small deciduous tree native to Mexico, Central and South America. Achiote can grow up to 20 to 30 feet tall if grown as a tree. However, if pruned correctly, it can … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bush | A Garden Option to Attract Butterflies, Bees and Other Pollinators

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) – Originating from China, Butterfly Bush is a delicious, perennial shrub known for it’s long plumes. The plumes feature a cascade of tiny, nectar rich flowers that attracts and provides food only, to adult butterflies, bees, … Continue reading

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The Trumpet Vine | A Way to Add Beauty to Your Garden

The Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) is a fast growing, tenacious climbing vine native to the southeast region of the US. This hardy perennial is also known as trumpet creeper and produces large, tubular and stunningly beautiful flowers with colors ranging … Continue reading

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Agapanthus | An Exotic Beauty of a Flower That Brings Annual Pop to Gardens

  Agapanthus (African Lily) is a summer flowering perennial (grown from bulbous root stocks) and is native to South Africa. Agapanthus features spectacular blue, white, pink and purple flowers on top of deciduous and tender evergreen leaves which would be … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Acacias |Ornamental Trees for the Garden

 

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5 Stunning Plants to Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

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Herb Gardening 101 | Growing Herbs in Your Garden

As a garden enthusiast, I love growing all types of plants, but the plants that give me the most joy are herbs. It is astounding how many varieties there are and the many qualities they have and benefits they provide: … Continue reading

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Little Fingers: Children In The Garden

Spring has finally arrived and the long awaited anticipation of heading outdoors to start gardening has come to an end. All gardeners, both old and young, are currently jump-starting what they hope to be a bountiful, fun and educational garden … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Springtime Vegetables to Plant in Your Garden

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How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden

Greetings everyone…Spring has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier. I still have a long wait before I can actually harden off my plants, and I am eagerly awaiting that day!

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Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space with a White or Moonlight Garden

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Accessible Gardens | Designing a Garden for People with Disabilities and Physical Limitations

The National Gardening Survey reveals that three-quarters of Americans garden in one form or another. But only 36 percent of people with disabilities engage in any leisure physical activity, including gardening and walking outdoors, according to a report by the … Continue reading

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Garlic O’Plenty | A Quick Guide to Garlic for the Garden

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A Dream Come True: Anna’s Garden Design

Originally posted on Anna's Gardening Antics & Musings:
Hello my gardening companions. As you know, gardening and design are my true passions; my purpose. So, I am super-excited to announce the launch of my new garden design site, aptly…

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Preparing Your Garden Soil for the Growing Season

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Spring Garden To Do List

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Starting Seeds Indoors

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Five Notable Organic Gardening Methods

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Tips for The Beginning Gardener

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Terrariums | Decorative Interior Gardens Under Glass

Long relegated to school classrooms and science fair project tables, terrariums have found their way into homes. Here, our domestic diva, Melinda Graham, dishes on how to plant a stylish, low-maintenance mini indoor oasis this spring.

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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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Earth Day 2014 | Green Cities

“Green Cities” is the focus of the 44th annual observance of of Earth Day.

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Happy Easter From Garden Variety

Happy Easter from GV to you! May each and every one of you enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Thank you all for reading, liking, commenting and sharing! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Garden Variety Wishes You a Merry Christmas Happy … Continue reading

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How to Shop for Spring Garden Plants

Kerry Meyer, program manager with high-performing plant brand Proven Winners, on how to find healthy plants in garden centers.

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Photos | Breathtaking Rocky Mountain Gardens, Patios and Yards

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Yard to Plate | Edible Gardening Rises in the U.S.

More Americans opting for locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs at a time when health issues and surging food prices have become national concerns.

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The Winners of Our Spring Giveaway

GV announces the giveaway winners.

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Photo | A Lush Mature Garden of Delights

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Photo | Beautiful Hardscaped Garden with Birdbath Photo | A Lovely Potting Shed for the Garden Photo | A Formal Garden in Eastern Europe    

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The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden | A Conversation with Author Roy Diblik

GV’s Joyce H. Newman catches up with renown garden designer Roy Diblik, who discuses his work and new book, “The Know Maintenance Garden.”

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Spring Planting Tips for Outside and In

Westbury Garden Rooms, a builder of beautiful custom conservatories and orangeries in the U.K., offers GV readers some spring planting advice.

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Photo | Beautiful Hardscaped Garden with Birdbath

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE GV Spring Gardening Giveaway Photo | A Lovely Potting Shed for the Garden Photo | A Formal Garden in Eastern Europe  

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GV Spring Gardening Giveaway

Who doesn’t enjoy getting free things? Especially gardeners at springtime.

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Photo | A Lovely Potting Shed for the Garden

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Photo of the Week | A Grand Garden Shed Photo | A Dream Stone Manor Garden in England Photo of the Week | English Country Estate Garden  

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Rethinking How to Water Your Garden

When watering the garden, there’s more to consider than when and how much, explains GV contributor A.H. Jackson.

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Digging It | The Philadelphia Flower Show

A final opportunity to experience the world’s biggest indoor flower exhibit.

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Bookworm | Plant By Numbers

A hot-off-the-press indoor garden how-to manual.

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Winter Blooms on France’s Route of Gold

While much of France is still stuck in late-Winter’s chill, the almost year-round sunshine of the Cote d’Azur offers ample opportunities to explore ‘La Route des Mimosas,’ a “trail” spanning eight villages centered around the beautiful golden mimosa tree.

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Bookworm | Plant This Instead! Better Plant Choices

A valuable resource guide for gardeners looking to expand their planting options.

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Going Native | The Battle With Invasive Species and Garden Weeds

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 23-28) kicks off ahead of the spring weed onslaught.

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Digging It | Acres USA Magazine

Pass the time until gardening season with some great winter reading.

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Diseases Spread From Honeybees to Wild Bumblebees

More bad news for our pollinator friends.

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Free Eucerin Lotion Sample for Winter and Garden Hands

A freebie on President’s Day.

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Garden Variety

To all of you from all of us at GV, have a very Happy Valentine’s Day! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Garden Variety Wishes You a Merry Christmas Happy Thanksgiving From Garden Variety! Happy Halloween From Garden Variety!  

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Winter Blooms | Orchid Talks at Biltmore Estate

Orchids (and wine) at America’s Downtown Abbey.

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