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Red Clay Veterans Offer Tips
to New Southern Gardeners

2 Stories - 4 Images
If you’re a Southerner new to gardening or a gardener new to the South, you have treats and maybe a few traps in store. Recently, six red clay gardening veterans were asked what expert advice they would give to those starting new gardens. Following are tips of the type that might be shared by a neighbor over the backyard fence – if that neighbor happened to be an expert Southern gardener.

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For 2015, Four Irresistible New English Roses

2 Stories - 6 Images
Each spring, David Austin Roses in England introduces a few new English Roses in North America that are especially suited to perform in the broad range of American and Canadian growing conditions. For Spring 2015, the Austin team has selected four: an intensely-fragrant, apricot-colored rose that re-blooms fast and furiously all season; Austin's first pink repeat-blooming rambler rose bred for shorter length; a shrubby, fragrant red rose that's perfect for informal settings; and an especially fragrant clear pink rose that repeat blooms quickly early summer through frost. Each offers attributes that will excite rose lovers of all stripes.

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A Treasure Trove of Rare Wild Tulip Images

4 Stories - 19 Images
Tulip lovers have a new website to explore: features a first-ever online glimpse of images of rare wild tulip species in their remote mountain native habitats. The packet also has the story behind the site, of five Dutch bulboholics and their twenty year quest to find and photograph tulips in the wild. There are also profiles of wild-type tulips to plant in the home garden, along with tips for growing these intriquing bulbs successfully.

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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

New Press Room for the
Amsterdam Tulip Museum

New Press Room
Spring is not the only tulip time in Holland. When the colorful bulb fields are past their peak and the seven million blooms in the famed Keukenhof garden no longer dazzle, tulip-loving tourists can still enjoy the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. This small but dynamic museum in Amsterdam’s central canal district captivates visitors year-round with the story of the world’s most storied flower.

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Unwanted Weed Posters

10 Most Unwanted Weeds Posters

2 Stories - 32 Images - 10 Maps - 20 Posters
To help gardeners get a grip on controlling 10 of the most frustrating, seed-producing garden weeds, Preen has created “Unwanted Weed Posters” modeled after the FBI’s classic "Most Wanted" campaigns. Each poster features mug shots, descriptions, identifying marks, and control notes. Everything needed and more to make a citizen’s arrest on those seedy characters.The packet also includes a feature story that excerpts information from the Preen Most Unwanted Weed posters outlining the seed bank strength for ten terrible garden thugs.

The posters are downloadable from in two formats, print resolution and Web resolution.

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When Crickets Cease to Chirp &
Dogs Lie in the Sun, Plant Tulip Bulbs

2 Stories - 12 Mini-briefs - 13 Images
Good things still come to those who wait. This is especially true of those who love tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs. To bloom in spring, bulbs must be planted in fall when cool soil temperatures offer the right rooting conditions. The beginning of planting season ranges from late September in cooler climes, to late December in warmer areas. So how does a gardener know when it’s time to plant?
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Retooling the Shed

Re-tooling the Backyard Shed
New Small Spaces for Living Large

2 Stories - 3 Case Studies
The definition of shed is all in the imagination of the shed owner. Today backyard sheds can be found with finished interiors fully wired for power and Internet and made with sustainable materials and production techniques. Shed fans coast-to-coast are discovering that these single-room structures work beautifully as home offices, art or recording studios, storage spaces, guest rooms and much more.

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Help Summer Gardens

Seasonal Weeds - Editorial Nuggets

Press Packet - Six Editorial Nuggets
A collection of editorial nuggets. These are “photo+info” pieces that may come in handy for filling-in or filling-out various story angles, blurbs, blogs, or doing gardening presentations or other projects. There are six seasonal weed themes here, illustrated by 27 hi-res gardening images with embedded captions. Everything is downloadable and available for any editorial/educational use.

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Princess Anne

The Royal Horticulture Society Honors
Twenty-Eight David Austin English Roses

Press Packet 3 Stories
The Royal Horticulture Society in London has named 28 varieties of David Austin English Roses, including 22 new additions, to its list of recipients of the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM). In celebration of the RHS honors, Also David Austin Roses has selected AGM-recipient Rosa ‘Princess Anne’ as its newest “featured rose” for North America. Plus, gardeners who prefer roses grown on their own roots, not grafted, may be interested in the “Own Root Collection” of David Austin Roses.

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