The Legume — Mister Fixit

garden pea flowerPeas, beans, and other legumes have the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, using it to produce its own fertilizer. Learn how this happens and possibly use it to help other plants in your garden.
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Catnip As Flowers & Fragrance for Felines

catmintThis aromatic member of the mint family has more cultivars than your cat has lives. Learn all about growing a purr-fect plant and find out what medicinal properties you might find useful.
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Phenomenal pH

lab testingYour soil test result comes back and it states that you need to add lime because the pH is low. But, you have no idea what pH is, why it is important, or why it is low. Get the low down on high pH and make your garden prosper.
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A Gardener’s Heart of Stone

stone walkRock gardens use one of Nature’s permanent materials in forming a backdrop for her living, growing vegetation. But you can use stones in many more creative ways. Learn how.
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Name That Tree

treeYou’ve probably seen this large tree native to the U.S. It grows 70 to 90 feet tall but can exceed 150 feet, especially in the forest. Parts of the fruit remain at the top of the tree in winter, resembling wooden flowers. Here are your choices:
   a. American basswood (Tilia americana)
   b. Bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
   c. Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
   d. Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
   e. Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
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Home Is Where The Turf Is

home turfWith more weeds and bare earth, your lawn may be on life support. Our program can help cure its ills through sound, environmentally-friendly practices. Learn what Home Turf can do for you and how to sign up in time for this year.
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The New and The Rare

plant sake signLooking for something new or something blue? Something old or something gold? The annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale at our National Arboretum might be a good place to start April 28-29. Visit the events calendar for this and other spring garden happenings.
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