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Each year the National Garden Bureau designates one bulb or bulb-like plant to highlight and this year’s featured plant is dahlia. The dahlia genus was named by the Madrid Botanical Garden for Andreas Dahl, a Swedish botanist and student of Carl Linnaeus. 

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Sometimes the winter landscape can be dismal for some who love to be in nature and sometimes it is exciting to watch it through the snow framed window. A virtual television screen into nature can be created with the simple act of winter-feeding birds. Some nature enthusiasts leave perennial stems for insects, seed heads, build birdhouses, keep birdbaths and are diligent about providing additional food for the winter yard mates. Goldfinches will hang on purple coneflowers, aster, goldenrod, chicory and even dandelions in search of seeds.

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Highly nutritious avocados are a favorite summer fruit for good reason. Whether you crush one up to make guacamole, slice it for a sandwich, m…

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Summer temperatures and a lack of rain can leave your lawn looking less than perfect. Repairing bald spots on your grass is a simple way to in…

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Heucheras, commonly known as coral bells, are an evergreen perennial plant that thrive in a number of climates—from sandy coastal soil to shad…

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In colder climates, winter can draw into and seem endless—but you don’t need to wait for warmer weather to start preparing for summer vegetabl…

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The weather may not be warm enough to plant summer-flowering bulbs or certain vegetables yet, but you can still get a jump start on your garde…