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Ornamental Garden: Planting and Sowing

Most gardeners aim for a good display of flowers for as many months as possible, and now that spring bedding is past its best, it's time to set out the summer-flowering plants and containers for the patio. Think a little further ahead to provide color for the fall and winter as well.

Replace spring plants with summer bedding. In most areas spring-bedding plants will have passed their best. Read More


Perennial Gardening Tips

When planting a new garden, perennial or otherwise, get ready to get your hands dirty! Yes, you will need to prepare the soil. Before putting all your new plants into the ground, this is your best opportunity to loosen the soil, break up the clumps (especially if you have clay soil), and remove rocks. Next, add organic matter by mixing a good amendment together with your native soil.
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Special Care for Plants in Containers

Plants in containers often suffer at this time of year. Water them frequently. (A drip system can save time plus all the water that's wasted when you go from plant to plant with a hose.) In very hot weather, containers often dry out almost as soon as they're watered. It's not only the heat; dry air literally pulls moisture out of the soil right through the sides of terra-cotta pots.
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Marinated Garden Tomatoes

What You Will Need:
6 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/3 cup olive or canola oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp snipped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper
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