Gardens & Gardening

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Green Thumb Gift Ideas

This year, let Santa deliver a few garden-inspired gifts for the green thumb on your Christmas list.
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In the Garden with Our State (December 2011)

With the arrival of the busy holiday season and much cooler weather, time spent in the garden may be hard to come by. These winter tips will help set the stage for a successful spring.
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Follow His Lead

Allen de Hart began hiking at age 5, and his journeys tally more than 57,000 miles. But he always returns home to Louisburg, where he invites others to join him in his backyard garden.
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Big Pumpkins, Blue Ribbons

Online gardening contributor Toby Bost makes a visit to the Dixie Classic Fair. As the big pumpkins are loaded onto the scales, he’s reminded of his own attempt at winning a blue ribbon.
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In the Garden with Our State (November 2011)

Autumn is here, and your garden still needs special care. Follow these tips to keep your garden and lawn healthy during the autumn climate changes.
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In the Garden with Our State (October 2011)

Early fall is the ideal time to assess your lawn’s condition and prepare your landscape to withstand winter and flourish in the spring.
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Lawn Renovation Begins with Aerification

Your best bet for a lovely green lawn come spring lies in the preparation you do this fall.
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Oasis of Charm

A Salisbury farmhouse offers visitors a country respite with a dash of fantasy.
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Catch of the Season

A full-blooming shrimp plant resembles all-you-can-eat night at the local fish house.
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In the Garden with Our State (August 2011)

As the summer heat continues, these warm-weather tips will ensure your garden continues to grow this season and beyond.
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