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Tips for Choosing the Best Pots for Your Container Garden

Let’s face it: there isn’t much space in the big city for gardening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little green to your life! Container gardening was made for city dwellers. You can have great success—not to mention … Continue reading

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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Balcony or Backyard

Hummingbirds are among the most beautiful wild birds in North America. Some cultures even consider them an omen of happiness. On a more practical level, they eat insects like mosquitoes and, along with bees and butterflies, are pollinators crucial to … Continue reading

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How You Can Use Coffee Grounds for Agriculture and Your Household

Americans love coffee. One could even say that it fuels us. Many of us choose to make our delicious coffee at home instead of paying high prices for store-bought lattes. This means we are left with coffee filters full of … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

As much as we hate to admit it, fall is here and winter is right on its heels. It’s time to get your garden ready for next year by doing a few things before the snow flies. Clean up your … Continue reading

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Is “Vertical Farming” the Next Big Urban Innovation?

It’s already a thing in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and the Midwest, but will it catch on in America’s cities? Vertical farming, the art of growing crops on the sides of roofs or buildings, or even inside buildings in large cities, … Continue reading

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Tips for Gardening on the Prairie

The prairie: wide open, grassy spaces that aren’t just for Laura Ingalls Wilder! Over the past 150 years, prairie land was converted into homesteads, agricultural fields, highways, cities, and other usable land. It’s beautiful territory that’s now getting a much-needed … Continue reading

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Gardening Helps Fight Alzheimer’s

This month, we have some good news for you about the power of gardening. A new study indicates that physical activities like gardening, dancing, or horseback riding could reduce Alzheimer’s risk by about 50 percent. This is great news for … Continue reading

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Decorating Your Garden for Halloween

It’s the scariest time of year, and your garden should be no exception. You’ve already got great scenery at your disposal, so why not use it to create a scene both beautiful and haunting? Here are some ideas to spookify … Continue reading

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Gardening for Small Spaces

If you live in an apartment, and especially in an apartment in a big city like New York, there just isn’t always space for gardening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do any gardening or growing! There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Paying Homage to the Defective Carrot

I have a friend who once found a delightful surprise when digging up carrots from her garden. She discovered that two carrots had essentially fused together in what looked like a gardening science experiment gone awry. Apparently, such mysterious carrot … Continue reading

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