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Hort in the Home Landscape

A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.
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Become a Master Gardener!

Posted by Candice Hart - Programs

Ever think about becoming a Master Gardener? If not, then you should! Master Gardeners are a great group of people and I thoroughly enjoy working with them and providing them education! Master Gardeners are members of the local community who are interested in gardening and the environment. They participate in an extensive training program and commit to completing a certain number of vol...

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Summer Container Before
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Fall Container Plants

This past weekend I switched my summer annual containers over my fall plantings. Containers are one of my favorite aspects of horticulture because it's ever-changing. You can try different combinations with every season and it really lets you get creative. In terms of what you plant for fall, the number of plants available is definitely smaller than what you can grow during summer. Ther...

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'Purple Dome' New England Aster
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New England Aster

Plant of the week! Besides mums and sedums, this week's plant is one of the most popular in the fall garden, the New England aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'. New England asters are excellent in the landscape because they can be easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun and are relatively pest and...

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