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Summer 2014

How to prune basil to have enormous   plants! This was, for some reason, always a mystery to me....

How to prune basil to have enormous plants! This was, for some reason, always a mystery to me....

This is an ingenious idea! This was my first year of planting bulbs and I definitely would have benefited from implementing this strategy.

Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs

This is an ingenious idea! This was my first year of planting bulbs and I definitely would have benefited from implementing this strategy.

Avocado trees in the U.S. are at risk of contracting laurel wilt disease, which is spread by the redbay ambrosia beetle. Photo courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock (HobbyFarms.com)

Avocado trees in the U.S. are at risk of contracting laurel wilt disease, which is spread by the redbay ambrosia beetle. Photo courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock (HobbyFarms.com)

What a great idea! Would work well to connect an existing concrete patio to a built-in deck extension.

What a great idea! Would work well to connect an existing concrete patio to a built-in deck extension.

Plant Propagation Techniques There are several different plant propagation techniques and this article will cover how to propagate plants using leaf cuttings.  Leaf Cuttings If several new shrubs are required from a limited a

Plant Propagation Techniques There are several different plant propagation techniques and this article will cover how to propagate plants using leaf cuttings. Leaf Cuttings If several new shrubs are required from a limited a

See the "Freeze It" in our  gallery You can enjoy herbs during the winter by preserving your abundance of summer herb plants. You'll not only add a fresh burst of flavor to your soups, stews, and sauces -- you'll also save money! You can also freeze extra stock, gravy, pesto, tomato paste, lemon juice, and wine in ice cube trays and rely on them to add oomph to weeknight meals. Pack frozen cubes in a resealable plastic bag.

Herbs 101

See the "Freeze It" in our gallery You can enjoy herbs during the winter by preserving your abundance of summer herb plants. You'll not only add a fresh burst of flavor to your soups, stews, and sauces -- you'll also save money! You can also freeze extra stock, gravy, pesto, tomato paste, lemon juice, and wine in ice cube trays and rely on them to add oomph to weeknight meals. Pack frozen cubes in a resealable plastic bag.

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