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Over-wintering your perennials in pots? Some tips

In simpler times, container gardening was small-scale landscaping using flowering annuals. Enjoy their color for one season and go with something new the next.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-10-09/over-wintering-your-perennials-pots
Gardeners should plan ahead to keep animals from harming plants

Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-09-11/gardeners-should-pla
Plant species tulips for early color

Large, goblet-shaped blooms make a colorful springtime splash grouped in beds and pots. But those hybrids are softies compared to their wild ancestors - species tulips growing in unforgiving sites from Algeria to China.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-10-02/plant-species-tulips-early-color
Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden. Few drinks are as refreshing as fresh or frozen fruits and syrups mixed with milk and yogurt.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-14/use-garden-harvest-fruit-or-
Hop to it: Plant what you need to brew beer

You don't need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up. Much of the creativity involved in crafting a custom-made beer starts with the plants you select.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-10/hop-it-plant-what-you-need-brew-bee
Gardening challenge lies between the sidewalk and street

Making a yard and a community more beautiful begins at the curb. But that narrow space between sidewalk and street - sometimes called a boulevard, median, hellstrip, parkway, verge or tree belt - is a gardening challenge.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-19/gardening-challenge-lies-between-si
Birders debate ethics of playing back birdcalls on phones

Wildlife watchers can now wield unnatural powers, playing actual birdcalls on smartphones and other mobile devices. The practice, called playback, is effective for attracting elusive species but also can harm nesting birds if overused.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/pets/2014-06-05/birders-debate-ethics-playing-
Gourmet herbs are simple way to spice up garden

Culinary herbs are enjoying a revival thanks to new varieties, stronger flavors, health concerns and more discerning palates. Their low cost, attractiveness and easy-to-grow attributes are making them popular, too.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-03/tree-stumps-storm-debris-offer-alte
Fastest route to successful gardening? Making a smart purchase

Garden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing the sales people as you shop.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-06/fastest-route-successful-gardening-
Novice gardeners: Try these bulletproof plants

Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned. Study up between planting seasons.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2013-12-12/novice-gardeners-try