Gardens & Gardening

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Do-It-Yourself: Improve a Backyard Landscape

Our garden and landscape experts offer advice for one reader’s backyard.
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How to Control Fire Ants

Advice on controlling fire ants, without risking your pet’s health.
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Grow Fresh Asparagus in Your Backyard Garden

Preparation is key when planting and harvesting this delicious spring crop.
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The Place He Imagined

Tony Avent never outgrew his childhood dream to run a nationally recognized nursery in his Raleigh backyard. So he made it happen.
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Sweet Shrub

The smell is only the start of this plant’s story.
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Oakdale Cemetary

Always on Sunday

Designed as a park to encourage visitation, Wilmington’s Oakdale Cemetery was the first cemetery in North Carolina to be part of a national Rural Garden Cemetery Movement, a place for family to celebrate the living as well as the dead.
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Do-It-Yourself Advice for Creating Curb Appeal

Our garden and landscape experts offer advice for bringing life into a dreary front yard.
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Goji Plants

Check out this plant in gardening centers this spring.
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In the Garden: April 2013 Tips

Spring has arrived. Pruning, planting, and preparing are the name of the game.
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Plant This, Not That

10 little known or new plants you can use to improve your lawn and garden.
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