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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!

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Garden Recipes for a Great Fourth of July

For the Fourth of July, the best recipes of snacks and drinks to enjoy on the patio include strawberry limeade, spicy mango salad, and lemon-basil fruit salad!

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How To Plan an Organic Landscape

Organic landscaping is great for the environment and will help set your home up for success in light of climate-change-induced weather, including floods and fires.

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Let's Talk Mulch

Learn how mulching can be a valuable gardening technique for keeping plants moist and healthy, but the biggest and the most important advantage is retaining water and water conservation.