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Dalliance with dahlias leads to 34-year love affair

With many sizes, forms and colors, dahlias light up the garden with variety.

Grow your own strawberries for sweet satisfaction

Choose June-bearing plants for a all-at-once harvest good for making jams, everbeariing for spring and fall harvest and day neutral for season-long harvest.

Expert tips for growing kiwifruit

Hardy kiwifruit go through freezing weather better than the familiar fuzzy kiwifruit, so they are a good candidate for the home garden.

Pucker up, it’s time to talk lemons

With their fragrant flowers and sweet flavor, Meyer lemons are a popular citrus to grow in a pot.

How to keep frustrating felines out of the garden

When you're fed up with cats in the garden, there are some measures you can take that will help keep them out.

Give the garden a facelift with 6 shrubs sporting dramatic foliage

Add colorful shrubs to the palette of plants you use to give color and texture to the landscape.

Stick a thermometer in the soil before planting vegetables

Using a thermometer to monitor the soil takes the guess work out of when to plant vegetables.

Sweep wood ash from fireplace to garden

Wood ash has 13 essential minerals that plants need, but don't overdo it.

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