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How Realistic is A Beehive-Friendly Hill Garden?

Newspaper articles tell how urgent it is to save bees, whose numbers have been decimated from changes in farming, climate, chemicals and predators all...

Don’t Fence Your Tree Boxes

My healthy indoor Clivia plant has not bloomed since we moved across the street.  I swear I have put them in identical light and...

Garden Lost to Crape Myrtle Scale

Last summer our water bill nearly broke us. Water cost as much as food! What to do? First plan a smaller garden. Give super-thirsty perennials...

Save the Clematis

Is there anything good about the vile weather we have been suffering? I assume you mean garden-wise.  Rapid switches back and forth between mild and...

How to Improve Compacted Soil

Gardeners spend January sitting by a cozy fire reading garden sales catalogues. I can't. My New Year's Resolutions are too URGENT. Please help me...

The Garden Problem Lady Identifies Some Flowers

Can you identify this flower? The stalks are a yard high, with dark green opposite leaves. It seemed like a weed until late October,...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Why doesn't the Capitol Hill Garden Club sell spring flowering bulbs at Eastern Market every fall, the way it used to?" Here are all the...

More Flowering Quince, or No?

In April I realized my Flowering Quince, which burst suddenly into glorious peachy-orange blooms, is the biggest star of my garden. It has lived...

How to Achieve “Continuous Bloom”

While it is still spring and the start of the gardening year, can you help me achieve what people call “continuous bloom” in our...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

I want my 3 Butterfly Weed plants to spread. Each has big seedpods full of seeds. Should I plant the seeds individually, or just...
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