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Stories from Rosemary McCreary

Looking ahead to a dry summer

This late in May, it looks like we’re facing a long, dry summer. Any showers that blow in may perk up our gardens for a day or two, but it will be many months before any drought relief arrives.

Homegrown: Alternatives in the food garden

Sowing seeds and setting out plants will pick up speed in this final week of April.

Homegrown: Is the weather too cold for gardening?

Weather always a hot topic for gardeners, and this year has given us plenty to talk about.

Homegrown: Garden trees: Making the right choices

Sometimes a must-have plant becomes a nuisance.

Homegrown: Pumpkin perfection

Jack-o'-lanterns aside, pumpkins have many uses as vegetables.

September brings transition to gardens

Make the most of your fall garden with these tips.

Homegrown: Use containers to create focal points

A single, bold, even empty pot can transform an ordinary scene into an eye-catching one.

Homegrown: Chickens give us way more than eggs

Poultry manure is a compost pile's best friend.

Plentiful options for dry summer gardens

With a little planning and careful selection, summer gardens are easy.

Fixing up your side yard

Tips on making the most of your side yard.

Tree health starts with planting

Once again, I've come across a warning that the most common cause of tree loss in home landscapes is planting too deep.

Catch up on spring planting

It's taken only a few warm, sunny days and spring has sprung. Were you ready?

Variegated plants that light up landscape

In any season, white, cream, and yellow highlights on trees, shrubs, or perennials create an impressive contrast. But in winter's low light, the contrast becomes one of any garden's best assets.

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