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The bare facts about bare root, by the Whistling Gardener

Bare root plants have many advantages. For starters, they are less expensive than container grown plants. You can typically save 20-40% off the potted price on shrubs and trees.

One of the early arrivals at the Garden Center is bare root plants. These can be shrubs, roses, trees, berries and assorted perennials including vegetables.

Bare root plants have many advantages. For starters, they are less expensive than container grown plants. You can typically save 20-40% off the potted price on shrubs and trees.

"New Year's Resolutions for the 'real gardener' (that will never happen)," by the Whistling Gardener

The Whistling Gardener first penned "New Year's Resolutions for the 'read gardener' (that will never happen" in 2001 and 13 years later it still feels relevant.

The Whistling Gardener first penned "New Year's Resolutions for the 'real gardener' (that will never happen" in 2001 and 13 years later it still feels relevant. It’s encouraging to know that the true attributes of a “real gardener” haven’t changed. Enjoy!

"Competing with the holiday bazaars. Come make a wreath!" by the Whistling Gardener

Wreath making now a days is a piece of cake. With wreath machines and wire forms it is so easy that you will amaze yourself with your creativity.

The Whistling Gardener suggests making a holiday wreath. Wreath making now a days is a piece of cake. With wreath machines and wire forms it is so easy that you will amaze yourself with your creativity. Your wreath will look nothing like the cookie-cutter ones you see in the stores.

Hellebores are hard to beat for winter interest, from the Whistling Gardener

Hellebores are tough as nails and rarely need to be divided once they are planted.

If you are looking for a sturdy perennial that will grow in shade or morning sun then look no further than Hellebores. These perennials are tough as nails and rarely need to be divided once they are planted. Mostly disease free and only occasionally visited by aphids they are easy to grow and non-demanding.

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