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Plant Hardiness Zones Feb. 13, 2019

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Q: In the past couple of years, we planted several kinds of evergreen and deciduous trees in our lan... Read More

Coffee Grounds Feb. 06, 2019

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Q: My local coffee shop offers five-pound bags of used coffee grounds for free. According to the sig... Read More

Making Amends Jan. 28, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: Our family holiday celebrations didn't go well. Nobody arrived on time, so the food was cold, and... Read More

Testing Soil pH Jan. 23, 2019

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Q: I was reading some notes in a garden catalog that said I should be testing my garden soil. I have... Read More

All-America Selections Winners Jan. 09, 2019

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Have your garden seed catalogs started to arrive? I have several so far, and when I see a plant name... Read More

New Year's Gardening Resolutions Jan. 02, 2019

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Have you ever had a dream where you woke up in the middle of the night and found yourself talking to... Read More

Protecting Landscape and Too Much Fertilizer Dec. 19, 2018

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Q: Last year, we lost some shrubs to deer or rodents eating the trunks. I hope I am not too late to ... Read More

Holiday Gifts: Planters, Augers and Trellises Dec. 05, 2018

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You still have a couple of weeks to buy presents for the gardener on your gift list. Here are a few ... Read More

Holiday Gifts for Gardeners Nov. 21, 2018

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The growing season may be over for the gardener in your family, but the gift-giving season is just g... Read More

Paperwhite Narcissus and Amaryllis Nov. 14, 2018

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Q: I saw a display of Paperwhite narcissus and amaryllis bulbs at the store. The sign said that the ... Read More

Even More Great Reader Tips Nov. 08, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Planting a backyard vegetable garden is a terrific idea, but it can be a pricey — and time-con... Read More

Pumpkins Oct. 17, 2018

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Q: My pumpkin vine only has a few small pumpkins on it. It is too late this year, but what can I do ... Read More

Clay Loam Soil Oct. 10, 2018

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Q: A friend of mine said my garden has clay loam soil. I am not sure if he meant it in a good way or... Read More

Tree Flagging Sep. 19, 2018

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Q: My old maple tree has a few dead, bare branches at the top, and next to them, there are a couple ... Read More

Lawn Mushrooms Sep. 12, 2018

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Q: My lawn was looking fine until the recent rains. Now there are several colors and sizes of mushro... Read More

Potted Plant Insects Sep. 05, 2018

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Q: It is almost that time of year again when we need to move our houseplants indoors. Last year we a... Read More

Koi Fish Aug. 29, 2018

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Q: Several years ago, I bought some inexpensive Japanese koi and they eventually had babies in the p... Read More

You Brightened My Day Aug. 02, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm writing to brighten your day. At the end of my letter, I'm sure you'll be smiling a... Read More

Proper Plant Watering Jun. 20, 2018

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Q: In the spring, we planted several new trees and a flowerbed with some shrubs. Now that we are goi... Read More

Double Digging Apr. 11, 2018

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Q: I was reading a mystery novel, and one of the characters mentioned that the garden had been doubl... Read More