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Founders of the Thanksgiving Harvest: Lessons in Gardening from the Native Americans

Imagine that it’s the year 1620. You’re sailing across the Atlantic for months and months, enduring disease, seasickness, and limited food rations, only to discover that storms at sea have changed the course of your vessel, putting you much further north than the captain and crew wanted. You land on the rocky soils of New …

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The Queen of Fall Flowers: How the Chrysanthemum Became Autumn’s Favorite Flower

Chrysanthemums, or “mums”, for short, symbolize the last fanfare of color as summer turns to fall. In fact, the mum comes into its prime when most flowers are fading away, giving it distinction as a cool-weather flower that blooms September through November. Many of us grew up with mums decorating our doorways in the fall, …

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Get Your Patio Ready to Party with these 7 Colorful Annuals

A little color, a little fragrance, and some floating butterflies go a long way to make a patio perfect.  Here’s a list of some of our favorite annuals for getting the party started on your summer patio. It’s summertime, which means it’s the perfect time to grab an icy drink and take a seat under your …

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Dig For Victory: An American History of Gardening

As we celebrate the birth of our country this Independence Day, we take you on a historical journey through gardening in America, from the first Colonial kitchen gardens, to the urban patio of today. Turns out, digging in the dirt makes you a true patriot, my All-American green thumb.  From the first peoples who roamed …