Top 6 Evergreens Perfect for Small Spaces

I was able to catch Lisa Winters giving her Winter Workshop talk on gardening in small spaces and got lots of ideas from her - enough for several blog …
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November Bloom Day Report

Garden Blogger Bloom Day is venerable tradition by blogging standards, and one that we love.  The 15th of every month everyone posts photos of whatever is in …
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Evergreens that Survived the Blizzards of 2010

So, gardeners of Maryland, how'd your trees and shrubs look after last winter's triple-blizzard bonanza?   By late February, tree crews were booked solid …
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Joseph's Favorites for Color in November

  I stopped by to talk to Joseph Panossian, Homestead's shrubs and trees manager, to pick his brain about great-performing plants for fall (using the old "It's …
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Are Your Endless Summer Hydrangeas Underblooming?

How to Fix That   Have you been disappointed by the less-than-awesome blooming of your Endless Summer hydrangeas?  The growers of this popular new line of …
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Professor Sumi in his Laboratory

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This Gardener Got Design Help - But Only for the Shrubs

Design Help Readers, observe the foundation plantings in the Calvert County garden of writer Robin Ripley - they illustrate a clever and focused use of …
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What I'm Doing in the Garden, July Edition

More Pruning and Hacking Back First, I have to confess that this photo shows how my garden looked last month.  Those astilbes have turned crispy, so I removed …
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Time to Take Down Those Old Tree Stakes

Tree Stakes One way that I try to get more exercise is to walk my daughter’s Boston terrier when my wife and I are asked to be dogsitters.  I also enjoy these …
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Phytophthora Root Rot on Shrubs and Trees

By Gene Sumi
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Time to Prune Cherry Laurels (Azaleas, too)

  Lots of homeowners are looking for evergreen shrubs to cover up the foundation of their house, or to create screening and privacy from their neighbors.  That …
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5 Great Shrubs to Fill Up the Garden

Lately I've heard from several gardeners who've been at it a while and seen big improvements, but there's still something missing in their gardens - …
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