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Lavender The Wonder Plant

Whether you’re planting a kitchen garden, a container of herbs or merely looking for a hardy perennial to add interest to your landscape, lavender comes strongly recommended. Cultivated from Roman ...
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The Secret’s in the Soil | Take the Guesswork out of Gardening by Doing a Soil Test

When you head to the local lawn and garden center to find a cure for your under-performing yard or wimpy flower or vegetable gardens, the shelves full of products that ...
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Grow Your Own Spring Lettuces

Growing a variety of greens is easy this spring. You will find lettuce seed packets everywhere—from local garden shops and hardware centers to big box stores. Spring lettuces are simple ...
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Historic Garden Day in Roanoke

Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during The Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week. A beloved tradition, this 8-day ...
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Beneficial Bugs | Insects and Host Plants Work Together to Protect Gardens

For many gardeners the task of keeping vulnerable plants safe from the hungry grips of pests
can be a frustrating task. All too often a season of carefully tended crops ...
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The Gem of the Landscape | Five Reasons to Love Southern Magnolias

Of all species of magnolias, there is perhaps none as iconic or more beloved than the Southern magnolia. Known for the delightful scent that fills the air when they bloom, ...
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Succulent Gardens | Add Color and Warmth to Indoor Spaces

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to put your green thumb to rest. There are many plants that are hearty enough to survive the season’s chill if ...
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The Elegant Amaryllis | A Perfect Holiday Gift

If you’re looking for the perfect gift—for friends, colleagues, neighbors or yourself— add an amaryllis to your shopping list this year. An amaryllis adds instant grace and elegance
to your home, ...
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