March 5, 2013
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We can hardly bear it!
The date, the birds gearing up, the trees' buds swelling and
twigs changing color all add up to put the itch in our fingers...
yet it's still too early to weed and plant. We figure you may be as
antsy as we are, which is why this issue shares our ways to
rechannel the too-early urge.
These items are brand new this week.
We hope you enjoy 8 new items with 50 new images:
New in Main features:
Late winter getaways
We package six suggestions for beating the late
winter blues. Quick trips to sate the gardening hunger, some of
a virtual nature, others involving up-and-about. Don't miss the
Herb Uses chart you can download -- how to cook with and grow your
own basic 18 or advanced 50 seasonings. Likewise, download the
extensive guide to Gardening for Wildlife included in the feathery
Greenhouse sunbreak: The perfect,
easy late winter getaway
Increase your feathery
color: Set out seed and plan plants to take advantage of the
earliest spring color. Download an extensive guide to plants for
simmer up summer: Cook away winter! Uncork a spice, release a
garden scent, download a 50-herb chart with growing and cooking
Overthrow snow with
slow organic fertilizer: Not too early at all. It's the perfect
time to fertilize.
World gardens via Webinar: We
bring our in-depth classes right to your desktop.
Beautiful browsing at
Home: Take a quick trip to 200 gorgeous images and
Refresh your perspective with Kids View
Refresh your perspective with Kids Views and also learn straight
from the source how to make a garden more engaging to youngsters.
Once you take a trip along the garden path in their shoes you'll
know how to pass along your love of the natural world and all the
benefits of gardening, have more company in the yard... even train
Contributions from other young reporters are welcome.
Introducing our young reporters
They move fast, so take this chance as we debut the department
to learn a little bit about those who'll help us make our gardens
more kid friendly. This week we highlight D'licia
Kids like and don't
like: Remember what it was like to be a kid in a
garden? Think kids are different now? This may change your
A heads up in Tip Cuttings
Rose rosette disease
rosette is a lethal disease that has been around a while but
wasn't much seen. That's been changing and chances are that you've
seen it but didn't know the implications. Look here so you'll know
the odd growth on a rose that should be your cue to yank that plant
out of circulation, fast. Be on the look out this spring for
this killer on the rise.
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