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April 4, 2013

 

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The Early White House, 1800-1809

When John Adams moved from Philadelphia to the White House, the building was still under construction and there was no sign of a garden.

March 28, 2013

 

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Mount Vernon

At Mount Vernon, Washington created a beautiful American garden that befitted a true patriot.

July 5, 2012

 

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Berries For Birds

I am trying to grow more shrubs that fruit at different times of the year in order to provide a continuous buffet and attract birds to my garden.

October 20, 2011

 

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End Of Season Sales

The fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs, and it is fun to cruise the aisles of stores and nurseries to see if there are good deals available.

March 3, 2011

 

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Ginkgo Biloba Has An Ancient History

One of the earliest trees on earth, identified through fossils, was the Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree.

February 24, 2011

 

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Tree Pollination

Since trees are well and truly rooted to their spot, they must rely on other agents to help them cross pollinate, or they must self pollinate.

February 17, 2011

 

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A Few Facts About Trees

As well as living longer than any other organism on our planet, trees can grow into the largest organisms.

December 2, 2010

 

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Less Is More: Limiting Elements In Horticultural Design

Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.

November 18, 2010

 

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Healthy Soil

To improve the soil in an established garden, simply shred the leaves that accumulate from the trees in your yard and spread them over the garden beds.

October 7, 2010

 

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Borrowed Views: Neighbors’ Gardens Frame Plantings In One’s Own

Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.

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