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SHAPE IT UP!

Cool patterns and shapes in the garden Story and Photos by Richelle Stafne Intentional garden design with a specific palette of patterns and shapes can not only adds interest, but also can create cohesiveness among plant material. Growing up, I would watch Sesame Street and sing along with the song One of These Things … …

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WATTLE

An old construction technique that’s perfect for the modern garden Story and Photos by Cynthia Wood If you’ve visited historical gardens, you’ve probably noticed fences that resemble wooden croquet wickets. These are variations of wattle, an ancient craft that’s been practiced in England and Europe since the Bronze Age.  Although wattle was traditionally made with …

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DRAIN THE RAIN

Tips for managing rainwater in your landscape Story and Photos by Susan Jasan It seems lately that spring brings torrential storms to many regions of the country. Often owners are faced with raging waters where previously there had been none, or even worse, moisture in their homes where previously all was well. It’s great when …

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CRAZY CRAWLERS

Caterpillars you are likely to run across at some time in your gardening career Story and Photos by Blake Layton, Ph.D. Where there are plants there are caterpillars. As an avid gardener, you are probably familiar with several species of caterpillars, particularly those that damage some of your favorite plants, such as tobacco hornworms, cabbage …

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COLLARDS

The headless cabbage Story and Photos by A.J. Heinsz-Bailey What do ancient Greeks, Romans, Scots, and Southerners have in common? The answer is a love for a “mess” of tender, succulent collard greens. What exactly are collards? They are leafy non- heading cabbage family members referred to as Brassica oleracea var. acephala, the last term …

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BARE ROOT BASICS

Don’t be afraid to get bare root plants! Story by Helen Newling Lawson You’ve finally tracked down that plant your local nurseries don’t carry, and at a great price to boot! But the description says, “Ships bare root.” Not sure what that means? Or are you afraid of getting a bunch of dead-looking roots that …

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ALMOSTA RANCH

Story and Photos by A.J. Heinsz-Bailey In 1978, Charlotte Fanz found the perfect property to call home. It was a 4-acre tract with a cottage and a pasture and plenty of room for native plants, which are Charlotte’s favorites. It reminded her of the cattle ranch she grew up on. She brought her family to …

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SAVE IT FOR LATER!

The basics of harvesting and preserving herbs Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts Fall is one of my favorite times in the herb garden. It is the time to gather the fruits of your labor so you can enjoy these amazing plants all winter long. Many years ago, I was visiting one of my …

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REACH FOR THE MOON

Try a moon garden to enjoy the cooler evening hours Story by Jennifer Williams Moon gardens are becoming more popular in the gardening world. Gardeners are looking at new ways to enjoy their landscapes, and in the South, our hot summer temperatures may make it hard to sit outside and enjoy the view during the …

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