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How to Make Your Fresh Cut Evergreens Last

Deck the halls with boughs of fresh-cut evergreens this holiday season for a sense of refined simplicity—and, more importantly, make them last all season long!

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Decorating with Poinsettias for the Holidays

Bring seasonal spirit to your home while using your creativity. Here are unique ways to decorate with poinsettias over the holidays and throughout the winter!

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Feed Your Soil So It Feeds You! Plant Cover Crops

If you are not planning to grow cool season veggies, the best thing you can do for your garden is to grow a cover crop. Cover crops feed the soil by being tilled under once properly matured. While growing, cover crops [...]

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6 of the Best Perennials for Fresh Cut Flowers

Everyone loves fresh cut flowers, and these perennials will keep your vases full year after year! Our first recommendation is salvia, which is drought-tolerant.

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Conservation with Compost: How to Improve Water Holding Capacity in Soil

Compost makes water conservation so much easier as a gardener! We've explained the data from a University of Michigan study to help you save more water with compost. Social: Cut back your garden watering to once every two weeks with this simple trick!