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Enduring and elegant, species tulips can tolerate our Southern climate and produce beautiful blooms for multiple seasons. Read more

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Gardening columnist L.A. Jackson offers a clever way to extend tomato season. Read more

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Gardening columnist L.A. Jackson explains why September is the ideal time to plant cool season vegetables, spring-flowering bulbs and herbaceous peony plants. Read more

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Sow lunaria seeds in the garden this summer and “the money plant” will pay handsome dividends in the spring. Read more

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Our gardening expert shares his simple tricks to keep potted plants alive and well and showing off until the first fall frosts. Read more

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Our gardening expert shows you how to liven your landscape and your favorite meals with different varieties of this edible ornamental. Read more

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Go easy on the broad-spectrum insecticides to enjoy a healthy, pollinator-friendly landscape this summer. Read more

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Searching for a vertical landscape accent? Look no further than the crossvine, a native ornamental with a colorful spring flower display. Read more

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Keep your eyes open for the first late-winter blooms of deciduous magnolias. Read more

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Don’t let unsightly brown spots ruin those beautiful blooms. Read more

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For the secrets to making poinsettias last all season long, look no further than the name of a classic R&B band. Read more

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Plant hyacinths now to enjoy a fragrant and colorful spring landscape. Read more

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Ancient and otherworldly, ginkgo trees can add a brilliant splash of fall color to any landscape. Read more

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As the shimmer of summer flowers gives way to the arrival of fall, beautyberries bring forth their colorful fruit clusters. Read more

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Gardeners don’t usually go out of their way to plant weeds, but smart backyard growers make a snazzy exception for the colorful flower fans of this native plant. Read more

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Spruce up your landscape and prepare for tasty fall salads when you plant loose leaf lettuce this month. Read more

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Dress up your summer flower garden with a dazzling display from these curious plants. Read more

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Our gardening wizard offers sound advice for dealing with the seasonal outbreak of mushroom circles known as fairy rings. Read more

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Pretty plants that are also pretty tasty, garlic chives can brighten up your landscape as easily as they liven up your lunch. Read more

Commercial daylily growers, including Fairfield Electric Cooperative member Peggy Jeffcoat, share their secrets for coaxing the best blooms from this hardy flower. Read more

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Nov-Dec 2019 digital edition