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Never Enough about Benefits of Gardening

We gardeners love the benefits of gardening. Many rewards come our way. A customer, D. V. D. from San Francisco, once wrote to nineteenth century horticulturist James Vick (1818-1882) who owned a large seed company in Rochester, New York. In…

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Plants as Commodity

It wasn't always the case that a plant had a certain dollar value. Sometimes people planted what was available, what they loved, or what they could find. There was no question about the cost of the plant. Just because a…

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Favorite Flowers Share Long History

Many of the annuals we grow every summer have a long history in the garden. Not every flower is a new introduction. In fact, we prefer to plant old favorites. Just ask any garden center. There is a certain variety…

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