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Gardening tips: plant hardy but exotic prairie gayfeather

Try liatris spicata for late summer borders. Photograph: gianpinox/Getty Images/iStockphoto Plant this Liatris spicata or prairie gayfeather is a grand addition to a late summer border
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Beans mean business, so get planting | Gardening

Beans are often a good choice for the home gardener’s vegetable garden as they are usually very productive and are reasonably easy to grow.
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Chemical twists on gardening and portraiture

Jenna Franke got her first succulent plant in 2015 when she was in her second year of graduate school in chemistry at the University
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Gardening: What is biochar and why should we all be using it in our gardens?

It’s the oldest thing you’ve never heard of, says Claire Spreadbury. Biochar is thousands of years old (first discovered by ancient Amazonian tribes). It’a
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Dementia group enjoy gardening project

Bundaberg people living with dementia and their carers enjoyed an innovative gardening project in the Botanic Gardens on Friday, recalling fond times as they
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So you think you aren’t cut out for gardening? Let us help you out

. Bring ‘em home Look at any balcony garden around you and you’d notice only happy, healthy, flowering plants. Yes, plants love the rainy
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After Watching Brother Give Up on Gardening, Man Designs Tabletop Gardens for People in Wheelchairs

After Terry Garrett witnessed his ailing brother lose the ability to pursue his love of gardening, he took it upon himself to ensure that
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Gardening tips: plant a bee balm

 Bee balm makes great cut flowers. Photograph: Alamy Plant this If you have moist soil, bee balm (Monarda didyma) is great. This mint relative makes
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Gardening jobs for the weekend: grow roses cheaply from cuttings and start the autumn clean-up

Roses are expensive but many are easy to grow much more cheaply, from cuttings. Adding seeds to lawns thickens them. There is an amazing
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The Surprising Benefits of Gardening in Retirement

Each autumn, the fruits of the harvest fill the shelves of local groceries and farmers markets, a colorful reminder of the many nutritional benefits