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Deer D’oh! A Deer!

Do you have trouble identifying deer damage in your yard? If you know what signs to look for (and do a little investigating), it’s easy to tell whether this four-legged foe is responsible for decimating your plants.

Featured Project

Fenced Out Deer Fencing (On Guard, Deer!)

The only sure solution to gardening where deer are a problem is to fence these hungry creatures out. Learn what one gardening professional has determined to be the best way to approach this garden-saving task.

Featured Plant

Bluebeard Bluebeard

Help keep the deer away the beautiful way! This vigorous, small-flowering shrub blooms in fall and is as tough and drought-tolerant as it is pretty. The plant likes full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage.
Vibrant Violas & Pretty Pansies
Viola Violapalooza

One of the most beloved groups of cool-season annuals throughout North America is the violas, including pansies, Johnny jump-ups and several other types. In warm-winter regions, pansies and violas are bright, bold plants that provide much-needed color to beds, borders and containers from fall until spring. And talk about a huge range of colors – from white and yellow to blue, purple, pink, orange, red, bicolor, tricolor and almost black! Learn more about these cold-hardy beauties that sparkle in gardens wherever winters are mild.
Pansies Plant a Peck of Pansies

Not only are pansies everywhere come spring, they’ve become the most popular winter bedding plant across most of the milder parts of the country. If planted in the fall (the preferred time), these beautiful annuals begin blooming in November. Then come spring they shift into high gear and flower with reckless abandon until higher average temperatures turn them into fodder for the compost pile. Northern gardeners take heart – there are a number of varieties that will even survive (and thrive) in your cold winter temperatures!
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Plant Hotspot

Check out what plants our Learn2Grow members are learning more about today:

  • Harrington’s Pink aster bears loads of light pink, yellow-centered daisies from late summer into fall. It grows best in full sun and moderately fertile soil.
  • Red maple is a tall, deciduous tree native to eastern North America. It’s best known for its spectacular fall color.
  • Golden trumpet bush is a tropical evergreen shrub covered in bright yellow flowers year-round. Where not hardy, it can be grown as a container plant that should be moved to a protected area in winter.

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Winter Is Coming…
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Often harvested in early fall and packed with nutrients, butternut squash is an awesome veggie that makes a delicious baked side dish or tasty (and good-for-you) fries.
Daffodils Spring on the Windowsill

With a little time, money and effort, even a novice home gardener can know the joys of bringing spring bulbs into bloom indoors during the coldest days of the year.
Paperwhites Paperwhites for the Holidays

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Amaryllis Amazing Amaryllis

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