Get ahead of the problem before they devour everything green

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A workspace that’s well-stocked and organized makes garden chores a breeze

Watering a plant from a watering can next to a sign that says “Hooray! It’s Spring! I’m so happy I wet my plants”
Watering a plant from a watering can next to a sign that says “Hooray! It’s Spring! I’m so happy I wet my plants”
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  • Worktable: It can be metal, wood, or plastic, but it should be weather-resistant and have a big enough working surface to accommodate…


The answer depends on your location and gardening conditions

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A contained patio space is the best and safest way to let your cat experience the outdoors

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Choosing the right trees and growing conditions is key to a bountiful harvest

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What you need to know before buying

  • Know how much space your garden has with full sun exposure. Virtually every kind of fruit tree requires a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun.
  • Know what your plant hardiness zone is. You can find out what zone…


If you really think you’re a special case, read on

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Treat pest and disease problems early with a dormant tree spray

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What to spray


Planting bare-root roses is the best and most cost-efficient way to make your spring and summer bloom like mad

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Brighten your life and your garden by planting a citrus tree

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Selecting and planting


Follow these basic steps to be a more successful seed-starter!

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The Basics

Claire Splan

Author/Editor. Writes about gardening, writing, etc. Website: ClaireSplan.com. Newsletters: WritingInPlace.substack.com and GardenToTable.substack.com

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