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Water Your Thirsty Outdoor Plants

a photo of a sprinkler working in winter.

Residential and commercial landscape professionals as well as commercial growers of turf, trees, shrubs and perennials are seeing signs of drought stress and advising homeowners and commercial landscape property managers to take advantage of warm days and get supplemental water to their landscape plants. By Robert Weaver Residential and commercial landscape professionals as well as commercial growers of turf, trees,

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Winter Pollinators in the Native Garden

A photo of a bee on an aster flower.

Late fall and winter are my favorite seasons to watch pollinators. True, there aren’t many native plants blooming at this time, but the ones that do are mighty popular with our little buzzing friends. By Scott Woodbury (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2016 issue.) Late fall and winter are my favorite seasons to watch pollinators.

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Caring for Live Holiday Plants Indoors

A picture of live winter holiday plants

The holiday decorating season is upon us and many gardeners would love to extend the gardening season as long as possible. One easy way is to bring the outdoors in and, with some easy tips, some of our favorite plants for the garden can be enjoyed indoors and then planted outside after the holiday season. By Jennifer Schamber (This article

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Make a “Grapevine” Wreath from Invasive (or other) Vines

A photo of a holiday vine wreath made from wintercreeper vine.

Mid-summer to late fall is the season to harvest vines to make a vine wreath or two. Although you can buy grapevine wreaths quite readily, if you have access to your own vines, why not try making your own? By Steffie Littlefield (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener November/December 2015.) What to use: Mid-summer to late fall

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Why and How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

A photo of raised vegetable garden beds

Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s vegetable garden. By Steffie Littlefield (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2016 issue.) Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s

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