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All gardening books $18.50 each and FREE SHIPPING

Yep, it’s that time of the year when I roll back prices on all of my gardening books for holiday gift-giving – including gifting yourself! HO! HO! HO! Any of my four books are only $18.50 each and include free shipping. This offer includes my newest book, The Budget-Wise Gardener, being released in early February,…

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Nutri-Mulch

I first learned about Nutri-Mulch when I discovered that Bill Cullina, Executive Director at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, uses this organic material on their display beds. That was good enough for me so I gave it a try. I could not be more pleased with how this rich dark material (undyed!) suppresses weeds, reduces water…

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Dramm Garden Hose gets a gold star

Don’t you just hate it when garden hoses kink? You’re watering away and then suddenly, no water. You follow the hose back to where the frustrating crimp is, wrestle the section into a smooth line, and by the time you begin watering again, ZAP! there is another kink. I felt like I was in garden…

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Featured Perennial – Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria   Pulmonaria, commonly called lungwort, is prized for both its early spring flowers as well as eye-catching foliage in woodland gardens.  Flower buds range in color from fuchsia to light pink.  Pollinators eagerly await the flowers that can be gentian blue, bluish-pink, white or bright raspberry pink.  (Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ in my garden) The foliage…

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Here comes Peter Cottontail

Ahhhh…. Can you smell it?  Spring is in the air.  I LOVE the month of April.  The earth bursts with new life.  All my plants seem to be on steroids as they grow inches each day. I delight in tiptoeing out to my gardens early in the morning. No lawn mowers, cars, garbage trucks or…

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Water is precious! Water wisely!

Water conservation is a hot topic in the green industry. How we water our lawns and gardens matters. One of the best rules of thumb for watering is to water less often, but longer when you do.  The goal is to wet the soil to a depth of at least 6”.  You want to train…

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Save Money on Premier Corona Gardening Tools

A worthy gardening tools works harder for you so you don’t have to. That is why Corona tools have always been in my back pocket or in my hand. My garden shed is filled with so many of their great tools from pruners to loppers to blade sharpeners. One of the door prizes I gave…

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Allan Armitage's Unique App

Allan Armitage’s unique App features over 1000 different plants (perennials, shrubs, annuals, roses, herbs, veggies & more!) along with hundreds of photos plus videos, a great section on pollinators and a deer browsing guide. AND the App includes a list of topnotch independent garden centers as well as recommended books (including mine). All for only…

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Garden Design magazine is a ‘Bookazine’

Welcome in the New Year with a subscription to Garden Design, an ultra-amazing ‘bookazine’, filled with inspiring landscape design tips, exceptional plants, lifestyle features and book-quality photographs. There are no ads – just 148 pages of beautiful gardens and plants. There is no other magazine that captures cutting-edge design concepts along with practical, how-to advice…

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Holiday Gift-Giving Made Easy at Gardener’s Supply

Gardener’s Supply Company is a candy store of goodies for holiday gift-giving. I love leafing through their colorful catalog filled with a huge assortment of products ranging from indoor and outdoor gardening; home decorating; holiday décor; harvest and kitchen goods, and wellness & comfort. Gardener’s Supply Company is a top-rated mail-order business as well as…

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