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A Milky Way Pumpkin for Halloween

For this Halloween season, Gardenista editor Erin carved a starry pumpkin that doesn't require very many special skills, yet still manages to look grown up. Here's how: Above: To begin, Erin ch…

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Why a 222-Year-Old Garden Book is Still the Best

Every year at this time the new edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac goes on sale, and the 2014 version is now on the shelves. You might have resisted picking it up because you assumed it was just …

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Create a Festive and Spooky Planter for Halloween

Spotted: A brewing witch's cauldron of a planter in Brooklyn. Festive neighbors filled their typically staid black planters with combinations of plants that look positively spooky for Halloween. Fil…

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How Straw Can Help Your Garden

Straw is an excellent winter insulator for bulbs, vegetables and perennials. Affordable, attractive, and effective, what's not to like? Above: Strawberry plants mulched with a blanket of…

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Gorgeous Inspiration for Your Spring Bulb Garden

At Gardenista, we're all about bulbs right. We are planning our gardens six months ahead, carefully choosing our tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils for next spring. Haven't yet begun? Don't fret. Br…

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Healthy Kale Salad With Apples and Almonds

Aside from being delicious, kale salads are also delightfully portable. Just ask Gardenista editor Erin. Where regular old lettuce would wilt into a slimy mess, kale positively shines given a bit of…

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How to Make Dried Hydrangea Garlands

Hydrangeas are flowers that keep on giving; first as bold pom poms which bloom throughout the summer, then as dried, papery clusters that last into the fall. Recently Gardenista contributor Justine …

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8 Tips for Keeping Vegetables Fresh Longer

Some people shop impulsively for shoes. Erin, associate editor of Gardenista, shops impulsively for vegetables. But unfortunately, her vegetable crisper is where her "good intentions go to die." Luck…

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Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Houseplant

Struggling to find the perfect houseplant? When it comes to plants you'll share space with, emotions run high. You may want a leafy houseplant, or maybe one that's small and tidy.†Perhaps a tropic…

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Preserving Seeds for Next Year

The signs of a shift in the season are evident in the garden. As crops begin to go to seed, rather than bemoaning the end of the summer and yanking withered plants out of the earth, gather the prec…

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