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YardShare on the Today Show

Catch the Today Show on NBC on Monday? If not, you missed Heather Cabot, the Web Life Editor for Yahoo! and The Well Mom, talking about how gardening has gone digital. We were excited to hear Heather profile YardShare as the new way that homeowners can share and "socialize" their yards......

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The Versatile Pot

Give your yard that extra “Ahh!” factor by decorating it with pots of colorful flowers and interesting plants. Not only is “potting up” a quick way to spread color and cheer throughout your yard, it is also a relatively easy way create a spectacular garden in a short time....

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Birds, Butterflies and Bats: Welcome Them to Your Garden

With the continued growth in population throughout our country, many wildlife species face increasing pressure from lack of natural habitat—the number one threat to wildlife today. So creating welcoming places for these wonderful creatures in your yard—no matter how small—will help......

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Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 2

There are just too many flowers that help other plants – companion plants, we call them. Either that, or these columns are too short. In any case, I find myself compelled to write about some more helpful flowers that are wonderful companions to their friends....

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The Lure of Lovely Lavender

Those fortunate enough to have walked in a field of lavender and inhaled the heady aroma emanating from the purple waves of the flowering plants will most likely never forget the experience. It could be the beginning of a passionate love affair with this wonderful herb....

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Small Yards Need Pools Too!

Water lovers around the world agree: even in the smallest yard, there’s always room for a pool. Sure, it might seem like Chris Farley’s fat guy in a little coat, but you can make it fit! Actually, your pool can look just fine if you pay attention to detail....

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Cut & Grow: Enjoy the Benefits of a Cutting Garden

Many gardeners grow flowers for the pleasure of having fresh bouquets to decorate their homes or to give away to friends. But they also enjoy the beauty that the flowers provide in their yards; here is the dilemma--to cut or not to cut. The solution may be to plant a separate flower garden just for ...

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Joyful Gardens: Three Easy Gardens To Plant This Spring

Sometimes you want to do things just for the fun of it. Here are three easy gardens to plant this spring and enjoy all summer long. Do this just for the child inside you—or, for the one—or ones—beside you....

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Deck You, Deck You Very Much

Building a deck is one of the most popular outdoor home improvement projects because it can be done with a few good tools and a few good men (or women). There are lots of reasons to build a deck on your property....

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Container Gardening: Not Just for African Violets Any More

Let's face it. There are times when you've just got to have a container for your precious plants. Some of us use them in an attempt to keep invasive (but attractive) alien plants in check; some of us turn to containers from lack of space or ground; and some of us just plain make container gardenin...

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Robert Frost wasn't crazy about fences, but his neighbor was. Maybe Frost was messy and the neighbor wanted everybody to know where Frost's property ended and his began; maybe Frost's neighbor wanted to keep kids out of his yard. Who knows? In any case, fences are a very popular addition to many yar...

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Grow Up! Ideas For Climbing Plants

When you’re running out of space in your yard, or you need some height to create additional interest, grow up! There are numerous twisting, twining and climbing plants available—both annuals and perennials....

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Make Room For Nature On Your Patio

A patio is a transitional space between your home and the great wilderness (AKA: your backyard). Unfortunately, many of these spaces languish as barren concrete deserts. It’s time to think about ways to bring in the green without sacrificing the utility of your patio. ...

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Ornamental Grasses to the Rescue

Ornamental grasses are multi-task plants: they offer attractive foliage, flowers and seedpods; their beauty is heightened by sunlight and they dance with the wind; they require little maintenance; they provide almost year-round interest in the garden—and—they are problem solvers for less-than-ideal ...

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How To Grow Exotic Air Plants

All they need is the air they breathe, bright light—but no direct sun—and a bath two to three times a week. Do not add soil; they’ll just hang out wherever you plop them down and in whatever container you plop them in....

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