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  • Winter protection: Just one of many fall garden chores

    November 15, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran | It’s time to get you garden ready for ‘ol man winter whether you like it or not. Keeping the rodents and deer away, creating protective barriers and digging up tender perennials are things to consider now.

  • Crazy cabbages: Ornamental kale makes the fall garden bloom

    November 15, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran | The ornamental kale will not only keep your garden vibrant during late fall, but also serves as a striking holiday centerpiece.

  • Oh, deer. Oh, dear.

    November 10, 2011 | Beth Clawson | Planting deer-resistant landscape plants this fall can help discourage deer and rabbits from using your garden as a free buffet during the winter.

  • October gardening tips

    October 20, 2011 | Mary Wilson | The weather may be growing cooler, but don’t take a gardening rest just yet! The time for “R&R” will come when you’ve properly prepared your beds for winter and next spring.

  • Critter-proof, spring-flowering bulbs

    October 19, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | The future happens today for spring color from flower bulbs. Here are some varieties that do not seem to attract deer and rodents.

  • Downy mildew causing problems on impatiens in the landscape

    October 12, 2011 | Mary K. Hausbeck | Clean downy mildew up now so it won’t stay this winter.

  • Sharpen your shovel for late-summer garden chores

    August 31, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran | August and September are great times to start thinking about re-energizing your garden and preparing for the upcoming year by dividing and refurbishing your perennials.

  • Tough plants for tough places: Grasses

    August 29, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran | Grasses are the ultimate tough plant for the ultimate tough place – Michigan.

  • Late summer tips for gardeners

    August 16, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran and Mary Wilson | Late summer offers a host of rewarding gardening work that produces both beauty and bounty.

  • Water saving perennials: Carefree and beautiful without the fuss

    August 10, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran | Tired of paying steep water bills throughout the summer, or just want to be a good steward? Consider these low-maintenance and drought tolerant perennials.

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