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Affordable Holiday Gifts for 2006
Withthe cost of so many things going up in 2006, itīs nice to know there are still affordable, tasteful holiday gifts. Here are some ideas for the holiday season.
Think Spring When You Plant Bulbs
When landscaping, we are always planning for the next season. For spring flowering bulbs, we have to plant them in the fall.
Garden Report on My Veggies and Herbs
Though the summer has been hotter and drier than usual here in western North Carolina, it hasnīt keep my veggies and herbs from doin well.
Garden Report on My Flowers for 2006
How did my flowers do in 2006? Not ad, considering the entire season was drier and hotter than usual. In my discussion of specific varieties, I have put the source of my seeds in parentheses.
Gardening Report for the 2006 Season
Hereīs a summary of what did and didnīt go well in my garden during the 2006 gardening season.
Some 2006 Award Winning Herbaceous Plants
2006 has been a banner year with a large number of herbaceous plants being designated as award winners. Here is a look at some of them.
Award Winning Plants for 2006
Each year, the best trees, shrubs, and woody vines are singled out for special honors. Here are details on some of these 2006 winners.
All-America Selections for 2007
For 2007, All-America Selections (AAS) offers an outstanding line-up. These include four flowers and one vegetable. I tried these in my garden during the 2006 growing season, and they did beautifully.
Garden History and Art Book Review
Of all the gardening books released thus far in 2006, one stands out in the crowd. This extraordinary title from Prestel is "Florilegium Imperiale-Botanical Illustrations for Francis I of Austria" by H. Walter Lack.
The Story of Fall Foliage
The foliage of trees and shrubs begin to change color during the fall from their mostly greens to a range of colors from oranges and reds to golds.
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