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How to Stake Perennials

Staking perennials is a real pain in the butt. Sometimes it’s not until the poor perennial is lying in the mud that a gardener decides to take action. In the west where plants grow shorter and sturdier due...

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Perennial Plant of the Year Awards

Each year the Perennial Plant Association, a trade group that works to educate gardeners on great performing perennial plants, selects their choice for Perennial Plant of the Year. Nepeta, ‘Walker’s Low’ received this award in 2007 by meeting...

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Compost Compost Compost!

Why Compost is Important and How to Create Your Own Compost The three most important words in real estate are; “location, location, location” but in gardening they are; “compost, compost, compost.” Compost or mulch is organic material that...