Prepping your patio for winter

Colder weather is moving in, which means it’s time to start thinking about patio furniture storage. Before you start clearing the space, take a few minutes to …
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Protect Your Evergreen Shrubs From Winter Burn

With a name like "evergreen," you'd think these perennial plants would have no trouble maintaining their beautiful color year after year. This, however, is not …
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Should I Worry About Frost Heaving?

Temperatures have been fairly mild in many states this winter... which is good for you, but could cause problems for your plants. Frost heaving occurs when …
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Should I Trim Back Hostas After the First Freeze?

Preparing your perennials for winter is essential if you want to see healthy blooms in the spring. Fortunately, some plants are very low-maintenance and …
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High on the Winter To-Do List? Gardening Recordkeeping

 
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Visiting the National Arboretum in Winter

    The National Arboretum No matter how frozen our garden soil or how dormant our plants, lucky gardeners near D.C. can get a big fix of plants and whole …
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More Cool Visitors who Blog, Photograph and Video

  Cool Visitors It was great fun to discover customers' videos, photos and stories of their holiday visits to Homestead, and we thank them for their visits and …
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Don't Miss the Holiday Fun at the U.S. Botanic Gardens

  Holiday Fun Got time off with the kids?  Already seen the holiday displays at Homestead?  Then truck on down to D.C. for the awesome holiday show at the U.S. …
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How to Love Thy Neighbor, Post-Blizzard

  Good Deeds Post-blizzard, we mainly hear about good people shoveling their neighbors' sidewalks and digging out their neighbors' cars.  And I was the …
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