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Fire It Up! Fire Pit Ideas

Since the dawn of man, people have gathered around fires. Fire has protected us from wild animals, kept us warm, and cooked our food. While most of us no longer need protection from wild animals, a back yard fire pit can be a great place to keep warm on a chilly night, roast weenies and marshmallows…

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Divide and Conquer – Gardening With Bulbs, Part One

“Good, cheap, fast. Pick any two.” That’s what is said about hiring somebody to do a job. It can also be said about flowering bulbs.

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Ornamental Potager Garden: The Artistry of Growing Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers

The ornamental potager garden is an attractive mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers growing together in raised beds. Initially developed by French monks, the potager kitchen garden (pronounced poe-ta-zhay) became popular in the 16th century in France.

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Drainage Dilemma

Drainage is a huge consideration when it comes to almost any landscaping project. One professional landscaper I know has told me that drainage is far and away the top item that he fields calls about. Seems like everyone thinks they have some sort of drainage problem… but do they really?

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Walk This Way! Pathways to Add Interest to Your Garden

A beautiful garden path is an attraction in its own right, but pathways can serve many purposes in your yard. They invite you and your guests to stroll through the garden, admiring the plants and landscape.

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Get Your Yard Ready For Summer

The first warm day in April arrives and stores put out mulch, rose bushes and spring flowers. Every year I get the itch to plant new flowers, but it’s best to put some thought into what goes into an established yard. So I turn first to yard maintenance and spend time surveying for any winter damage.

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Video: How To Grow A Vegetable Garden – Part 1

Ed Bruske, Master Gardener and president of D.C. Urban Gardeners, teaches you how to create your own vegetable garden in your yard.

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Divide and Conquer – Gardening With Bulbs, Part Two

When we last saw Our Gardening Hero, he was carefully noting the locations of clumps of crocuses, daffodils, and the like. He mapped them out in a way designed to show his children that this was not a treasure map, and then he went on to live his life.

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