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From Our Garden To Yours
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When you first begin vegetable gardening, the sheer number of available varieties can be overwhelming. A dozen cabbages to choose from -- two dozen carrots -- more tomatoes than you could eat in a lifetime! How to choose?

One easy way is to begin with award winners. All-America Selections (AAS) are renowned for their ease of growth and big yields. The AAS organization began during the Great Depression, when money was tight and home gardeners needed easy-care, bumper-crop varieties to keep food on the table during lean times. AAS winners quickly became popular favorites, and to this day many gardeners try to grow them all, every year. We carry as many new and classic AAS winners as we can:
http://bit.ly/2qelsTu

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Calling all DIYers and crafty types! While we sometimes have trouble just getting a plant into a pot, there are others much more gifted in the art of packaging. Take a look at the latest trend, kokedama (Japanese for "moss ball"), and if you are so inclined, give it a try! The results are nothing short of magnificent:
http://bit.ly/2ovIiJG

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In honor of Tell a Story day, we'd like to share the tale of Lavender Munstead, now 100 years old and counting . . .
http://bit.ly/2qejjqU

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At last, some good news about the environment! Can waxworms clean up some of the Earth's discarded plastic for us?
http://theatln.tc/2ovu9ws

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First-time homeowner or new gardener? We love this article, with its combination of gorgeous photos and practical, easy-to-follow advice.
http://bit.ly/2oql0mT

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The Beauty of Nature in the City
Many of us do not live among flowering beds and borders. Our garden may be pots on the windowsill or a tub on the balcony. Or we may just love reading about plants and wildlife. True lovers of nature find it everywhere, and appreciate the presence even of tiny wild living things wherever they happen to be. That's the case with the Bug Woman, a Londoner who posts fascinating pieces on whatever happens to be at hand, from weeds springing out of pavement cracks to insects. We particularly love her Wednesday Weed feature, but everything she writes and photographs is interesting. Take a look:
http://bit.ly/2opvQXK

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We have to share this lovely and very creative collection of containers for spring. What interested us, because we don't often do it, is the cut branches and other touches (birds' nests from craft stores, etc.). We got some nice inspiration -- see if you do the same on this gray, wintry March day!
http://bit.ly/2mX66Vw
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Save When You Mix 'n Match Tomatoes and Peppers!
Most of us who grow one of these vegetables also grow the other. So we decided to come up with a way for you to save on both your tomato and pepper seeds. Choose any 6 of the varieties on this page for just $16.50. That's just $2.75 a packet!
http://bit.ly/2lVjQ25
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Rady to start lettuce seeds? Here's a quick cheat sheet you might like:
http://bit.ly/2kOxNPW
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Personalizing Your Garden
Inspired by her travels to Japan and a few pieces of statuary, a gardener in Oregon grew a wildly creative miniature garden. We love the idea of combining personal experiences, found (or scavenged) objects, and favorite plants to design a unique and meaningful planting.
http://bit.ly/2kLF1Eh
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