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Flavorful Landscapes -- A Growing Trend

Nothing beats the flavor of a fresh-from-the-garden tomato; warmed by the sun, plucked right from the plant and eaten in the garden.

More than 43 percent of U.S. households plan to experience this and the other benefits of homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs this summer, according to a recent survey by the National Gardening Association.

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Victory Gardens 2009: Grow Vegetables in Your Own Backyard

by Deb McLeod

Garden centers are packed this spring with people looking for vegetables and herbs to plant. Nothing new there, right? It's spring and that's the tradition for many people - head to the garden center to plan the yard for the year.

What makes this year unique is that many of the people who have begun shopping for their vege ... Continue reading Victory Gardens 2009: Grow Vegetables in Your Own Backyard

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Great Homemade Garden Crafts

It's never too early to think about holiday gifts. Here are some great ideas to make now.

By Charlie Nardozzi

Some of the best holiday gifts I've ever received were handmade items from the garden. They weren't elaborate, but they were meaningful. I was touched by the gift of a centerpiece of dried flowers, grasses, and seed heads c ... Continue reading Great Homemade Garden Crafts

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Weed War One: Prevention

Dandelions, crab grass, broadleaf plantain, clover... weeds are the bane of many home owners' existence. Americans spend millions of dollars each year on herbicides to keep lawns weed-free. But just when you think you've won, more pop up and the battle starts all over.

What's a weary lawn-warrior to do?

Ever hear the saying "An ounce of prevention ... Continue reading Weed War One: Prevention

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Ecological Landscaping

By Charlie Nardozzi
Gardening With Charlie

Green is the buzzword across the country right now. Whether it's recycling plastics, changing to energy-efficient light bulbs, or using nontoxic cleaning products, everyone seems to be looking for ways to lessen their impact on the environment. One area in which it's easy to see immediat ... Continue reading Ecological Landscaping

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Fun Family Gardening Activities

We know---it seems a little early to be talking about gardening. But gardening season will be here before you know it. Why not plan ahead to include your kids in your garden activities?

Gardening With Charlie

By Charlie Nardozzi

Gardening is a great way for kids to get exercise, spend time outdoors, and lea ... Continue reading Fun Family Gardening Activities

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