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FREE Gardening Books

There are some great gardening books available on the internet for free. The following is a list of some special ones that are worth reading, or using as a reference. These are pdfs and not e-books. Enjoy.     We would like… Continue Reading FREE Gardening Books

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List of 10 Plants You Should Never Buy

 Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)  Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)    Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata)  Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) Periwinkle (Vinca minor) Mint (Metha species)  Sedum acre  Lyme Grass (Leymus arenarius)  Running Bamboo  Bell Flower (Campanula punctata)  References: 1) Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) Photo: Funki Sock… Continue Reading List of 10 Plants You Should Never Buy

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How To Pronounce Botanical Names

Many people are confused about the “correct” way to pronounce botanical names. Often people are insecure about this, and worry that they will “look stupid” if they get the name wrong. Relax! The good news is there is NO “correct”… Continue Reading How To Pronounce Botanical Names

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Invasive Plants You Should NOT Buy

By Robert Pavlis on June 2, 2014    We want to thank Robert Pavlis for permission to use this article. Visit his blog http://www.gardenmyths.com/ for more interesting and humorous posts. You are at the nursery and have found a nice looking… Continue Reading Invasive Plants You Should NOT Buy

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FERTILIZERS 101- by Pam Sinclair

Pam Sinclair is a certified professional horticulturalist. A gardening coach, writer, and designer. Pam has a degree in architecture for the University of Washington and a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from Edmonds Community College. She has a… Continue Reading FERTILIZERS 101- by Pam Sinclair

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