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Why you should plant a victory garden

During both world wars, people back home planted victory gardens. By growing and harvesting their own vegetables, they put less of a strain on the government, which had to feed all the troops overseas. But it was so much more…

These award-winning photos capture the drama of Earth's garden

From dreamy garden fish ponds to fields of bright flowers, the winners in this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year competition feature riveting images of gardens, plants and flowers from around the world. Now in its 13th year, the…

Why Germany's little gardens are a way of life

Scattered throughout Germany are collections of what look like tiny houses surrounded by well-kept gardens. But people don’t live in these small structures with flourishing yards. These are allotment gardens — a take on community gardens also known as Kleingarten…

How to grow your own cozy gourd tunnel

Winter’s icy grip may be keeping your body indoors, but that doesn’t mean your mind can’t rebel by starting to plan for this year’s gardening season. According to the seasoned green thumbs who keep tabs on what’s hot in the…

Give spring bees a boost with dandelion blooms

U.K. homeowners eager to dust off mowers and welcome spring with a freshly cut lawn are being encouraged by the British Ecological Society (BES) to slow down and smell the dandelions. The yellow flowers, native to both Eurasia and North…

How to garden for bumblebees

Would you like to hear your neighbors buzzing about how good your garden looks? There’s an easy way to do that and help an important native pollinator at the same time. Plant a bumblebee-friendly garden. You’ll do yourself and bumblebees…

How you can use Australian landscaping ideas to create a drought-tolerant garden

The majority of Australians — about 85% — live on the country’s coasts. That’s because vast areas of the interior of the continent are desert. But even closer to the coasts, there are still plenty of areas that are only…

7 of the best plants to give as gifts

Giving a gift that will stand the test of time is always a challenge, but giving plants is one way to try. Whatever type of plant you choose, it’s sure to last longer than cut flowers will, and often costs…

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Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…