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Some of the best gardeners in the country are found in our audience. And, we're guessing that many of you have some different or innovative gardening ideas or stories that others might find helpful. Please send us yours!

Following are several we found worthwhile.


Mobile, AL
My tip is about daylilies. There was a beautiful orange flower open on my daylily bush but the next morning, something had eaten it off. Finally somebody told me what happened. Daylily flowers only live for a day. Then they fall off. Duh. Sylvia

Binghamton, NY
When you work with the public in a high stress job like I do, having a garden to come home to is what keeps me sane all day. I walk along and pull a weed or clip a flower and all the pressure from the day just melts away. When it snows or rains, I have GardenSMART to look at. Same result. Thanks. Walter

 
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PROBLEM SOLVING PLANTS

By Stacey Hirvela, Spring Meadow Nursery
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners/ColorChoice Shrubs

Landscaping is often an exercise in problem solving: we may have an ideal plant in mind, only to find that it won’t thrive in our yards because our site or soil isn’t suitable. Fortunately, plants are wonderfully diverse and adaptable, so you’re guaranteed to find beautiful, landscape-worthy shrubs that withstand most any of Mother Nature’s curveballs. Think of the plants listed below as the landscape equivalent of the old saying, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” — they tolerate and even thrive under the difficult conditions commonly found in backyards everywhere. This means less work for you and a better performance from your plants!
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