How to Design a Gorgeous Cutting Garden

We know you’re just dying to grab a bunch of blossoms from your garden and make up a glorious bouquet. But before you start snipping any which way, consider what you should be planting and what varieties work well side-by-side says Newport News, VA-based Lisa Mason Ziegler, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, an organic market […]

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How to Grow a Shade Garden

Having an outdoor space with a lush canopy of trees overhead can be a blessing on scorching hot summer days, offering respite from the heat along with peaceful privacy. The only problem? Many flowering plants – think roses or zinnias – require full sun, not shade. What’s a bloom-loving gardener to do? Find the best […]

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4 Ways to Embrace Your Imperfect Garden

Guess what? Your garden does not need to be perfectly manicured with razor-sharp edges and layers of cascading, color-coordinated blooms. Sometimes, when you simply let Mother Nature do her thing, you’ll get waves of lovely surprises all season long. We asked Master Gardener Jan Bills, owner of Two Women and a Hoe, a boutique landscape […]

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Pump up your Pollinators: How to Make Your Garden a Home, Sweet Home for these Beneficial Creatures

Great vegetable gardens don’t just happen, you know! They require thoughtful planning, along with some know-how about nature’s shortcuts! Pollinators increase the bounty from our gardens without us even noticing it, says Newport News, VA-based Lisa Mason Ziegler, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, an organic market farm and author of the new book Vegetables Love […]

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How to Create an Earth-Friendly Rain Garden

If April showers bring May flowers, then now’s the perfect time to learn about eco-friendly rain gardens! Designed properly, rain gardens – shallow, planted areas designed to hold water as it slowly soaks into the soil – are great for the earth and beautiful to boot.  Also called bio-infiltration basins, these gardens offer solutions in […]

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