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Artisinal concrete countertops

I suspect that when most people think of concrete countertops they think of a rather cold,...

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Invasive plant horror stories

Hometalk member and gardener extraordinaire Barb Rosen recently wrote of her nightmare experience...

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Five reasons you should plant a Vitex

If you garden in zone 6 or warmer and your garden doesn't include Vitex agnus-castus—commonly known...

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Happy Pentas-mas!

I can't think of a better way to wish all of my Hometalk friends happy holidays than to give a...

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A visit to the Cascades of Time Garden, Banff, Canada

We had a family vacation to the Canadian Rockies last week and, while I went there anticipating...

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Why crossvine is a great pergola plant

Two years ago I put a pergola over the patio on the back of my house and planted a one-gallon pot of...

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Companion plants for succulents

Many Hometalk members have recently posted about succulents, and Debra Lee Baldwin has a useful post...

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The other season for crocus

Most people think of crocus as a harbinger of spring, but there are species of crocus (and related...

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Great ideas for garden lighting

The days are getting noticeably shorter, but nights can still be warm, making this an ideal time of...

Douglas Hunt
Douglas Hunt