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A first-aid kit for gardeners is thoughtful and helps keep them safe

December 4, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

A Great Garden Depends on a Great Meeting of Bacteria and Fungi

September 25, 2006
Annie Spiegelman

A New Year, A New Compost Pile

January 9, 2009
Annie Spiegelman

Aesthetic pruning of trees and shrubs

February 9, 2013
Dave Phelps

Aging gardeners can continue their passion with a few tweaks

February 26, 2011
D.F. Braun

All Stars for your Garden

January 30, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Are weeds foes or friends?

November 16. 2013
Dave Phelps

Bare bones about bareroot roses

January 05, 2008
Nanette Londeree

Be kind to to your plants' roots so they can thrive

May 14, 2011
Martha Proctor

Breaking down the mystery of composting

November 2, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Choose Your Mulch Wisely

June 2, 2008
Nanette Londeree

Compost for every corner of your garden

April 28, 2008
Jennifer Kinion

Compost Queen Double-09

December 29, 2008
Annie Spiegelman

Compost, mulch and amendments help replenish soil

December 12, 2009
Martha Proctor

Composting 101

April 25
Annie Spiegelman

Confessions of a first-time composter

August 13, 2011
Juliana Jensen

Creating Healthy Gardens Naturally

May 10, 2004
Euser, Barbara

Easy Composting

October 1, 20007
Joan Irwin

Feed your garden well

June 18, 2011
Jane Scurich

Feeding the garden that feeds you

March 6, 2015
Marie Narlock


March 7, 2005
Melissa Gebhardt

Garden Myth Busting

February 6, 2012
Marie Narlock

Garden soil needs a healthy balance

December 5, 2009
Martha Proctor

Give your garden TLC with mulch

November 28, 2014
Martha Proctor

Go ergonomic with your tools

February 23, 2013
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Good gardens start from the ground up

November 28, 2009
Martha Proctor

Healthy Soil

March 17, 2001
Specht, Jan

Healthy soil has just the right nutrients in the right amounts

April 30, 2016
James Campbell

Hillside gardens offer joys and challenges

February 13, 2016
Marie Narlock

Holistic approach to landscaping

Nover 12, 2011
Dave Phelps

How to create a sustainable garden

April 3, 2009
Marybeth Kampman

How to create a truly low-maintenance garden

July 16, 2011
Marie Narlock

How to propagate plants

March 9, 2013
Marie Narlock

Hydroponic Gardening

January 27, 2001
Havel, Gini

Hydroponics 101-Where’s the dirt?

November 21
Annie Spiegelman

Increasing biodiversity in our gardens will help offset harmful human impacts

September 3, 2011
Dave Phelps

Keeping plants healthy with propagation

April 12, 2014
Jane Scurich

Lasagna composting is like comfort food for your soil

November 20, 2015
Jane Scurich

Live and let live: Overgrown plants can bring unexpected beauty

January 29, 2007
Jennifer Kinion

Making Master Gardeners work for you

October 15, 2011
Marie Narlock

Many plants thrive in the shade

September 19, 2009
D.F. Braun

Marin's Mediterranean climate ideal for growing olives

September 19, 2011
Barbara J. Euser


September 30, 2000
Agro, Maggie

Microclimates Important to Garden

May 9
Barbara Euser

Moving beyond sustainability starts at home

May 4, 2013
Dave Phelps


April 2, 2003
Scurich, Jane

Paying Attention to Mushrooms

February 04, 2008
Sandra Massen

Potted plants can keep gophers at bay

August 18, 2012
Juliana Jensen

Pretty and Edible - It's easy to mix veggies and herbs into your ornamental landscape

April 23, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Primer on Pruning

January 9, 2012
Julie Monson


September 2, 2000
Lynch, Diane

Providing Drainage – the Spaces in Between

February 19, 2007
Barbara Euser

Prudent Pruning

January 6, 2001
Nelson, Stacy

Prune roses now for that big bloom in spring

January 05, 2013
Nanette Londeree


July 19, 2004
Carroll, Darla

Pruning roses for spring growth

January 11, 2014
Dave Phelps

Recipe to cook up some fabulous soil!

October 23, 2006
Jane Scurich

Saving your pumpkin seeds

November 23, 2013
Juliana Jensen

Seasonal benefits of cover crops

October 20, 2012
Dave Phelps

Seed Saving

July 8, 2000
Agro, Maggie

Seeds hold the miracle of life, so save, swap and share them

August 21, 2009
Marilyn Geary

Selecting and Caring for Garden Tools

December 22, 2008
Jennifer Kinion

Shade Gardening

November 4, 2000
Agro, Maggie

Sheet Composting

January 20, 2003
Torgovitsky, Charlotte

Sheeting mulching can be forgiving way to improve soil

December 15, 2012
Martha Proctor

Solving Soil Problems

April 9, 2012
Dave Phelps

The dangerous beauty of poisonous plants

April 02, 2011
Nanette Londeree

The Full Scoop About Fertilizers

April 20, 2013
Nanette Londeree

The full scoop about soil amendments

October 27, 2012
Nanette Londeree

The Garden: Grounds for sharing natural gifts

October 17, 2005
Anita Jones

The Greening of Gardeners

May 21, 2007
Marie Narlock

The Seeds They are a Changing

February 12, 2007
Annie Spiegelman

Timing, technique play key role in dividing perennials

October 13, 2012
Martha Proctor

Understanding what's below your plants will help keep them healthy

October 9, 2015
Martha Proctor

Using edibles as part of your garden design

October 8, 2011
Nanette Londeree

Water Gardening

February 17, 2001
Nelson, Stacy

What to consider when buying a plant that will thrive

July 11, 2009
Martha Proctor

What's in a name? Everything

Martha Proctor

When it comes to your soil, you’re covered with cover crops

October 24
Marie Narlock
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