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When it comes to conifers, the delight is in the details. 
During a time when there wasn’t a Whole Foods or local farmers market to ensure your holiday meal, chance gardeners of the 17th century began to count on winter squash, the “vegetable marrow” of their time for their survival. 
They're native to the Mediterranean, but for thousands of years Quercus suber, the cork oak has been an orchard tree in Spain and Portugal. It's easy to identify by the thick, deeply fissured, spongy bark which is the source of wine corks. The cork bark builds up over time to a layer up to a foot thick, then it's stripped away for harvest every ten years.
Find out about efforts to preserve at-risk trees across the world and get tips for caring for your own trees this summer.
Five best sellers from one of the largest nurseries in Italy are classic and compatible additions to contemporary gardens here and abroad, particularly suitable for eco-friendly gardens with reduced water consumption. Founded in 1978, Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico now operates 16 nurseries and offers more than 5,700 plant varieties.
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Costa Farms gardening expert, Justin Hancock shares valuable design tips for selecting and planting perennials and ideal companion plants.  Because they come back year after year, require little watering, are long-blooming, and offer a variety of textures, shapes and colors, Hancock says perennials are the backbone of any beautiful garden. He suggests starting with these five beautiful, easy-care perennials to instantly transform any garden.
Related Topics: Grow | Green | Pink | Yellow | Plants | flower gardens | Perennials
Peonies deliver showstopping blooms with surprisingly little effort.

 

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A familiar bulb sparks passion both sides of the Atlantic—our exclusive photographs of five showstopping varieties of daffodils (and suggestions for similar alternatives to grow at home).
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These six unique varieties of pelargoniums are quite rare and mysterious—and worth tracking down. 
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Lured by pelargoniums? Here's how to care for them.
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