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Clover gets St. Paddy’s cheer as user-friendly ground cover

Finding a four-leaf clover is said to bring good luck. And planting clover as a ground cover will cut down on yard chores. Find traditional white Dutch at Eisley It can be a go ...

Extend the season with holiday plants

The traditional centerpieces and table accents — poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis — brighten the holidays and are popular gifts this time of year. But what do you do wi ...

Sow winter blooms to chase away the gray

In mid-winter, when skies are gray and it has rained for what seems like weeks, nature provides reminders that spring will be here eventually, This time of year, bright green s ...

Garden talk: High Hand Nursery spotlights whimsey

With surreal plants, sky-scraping designer metal palm trees and playful sculpted critters at every turn, High Hand Nursery is the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory of garden center ...

Upward mobility

limbing plants give gardens vertical interest Climbing vines, flowers and vegetables are great for screening out unwanted views, creating a touch of whimsy or maximizing growing ...