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It’s time to buy and plant pansies

Buy and plant pansies now for better root growth and vigor going into the cooler months. I have much better success with the smaller flower varieties; they stay perky during the really cold days! Here are some tips for planting pansies:

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Fall is time to plant trees and shrubs

For me, the slow transition to cooler fall temperatures elicits many fond memories — fall festivals and fairs, vibrant colors and camp fires. While mowing the lawn will also slow to a halt, there are still a few important garden chores to remember as we move toward autumn.

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Rabies clinics offer affordable vaccines

As I look anxiously toward fall — whether I’m jumping in piles of leaves with my kids or begging for a peaceful minute to catch some college football (Go Georgia!), I know the furry members of my family won’t be far from my side.

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Yardsmart: Wild tulips for a drought garden

If you're gardening in drought, wild tulips may become your new best friend this year. These are wildflowers that bloom in spring throughout the mountain ranges and hill country of the Mediterranean and points east. They were first collected by the Persians and later used by the Dutch in early breeding of modern show tulips. They are the hardy pioneers called "botanical tulips" left behind in the wake of our obsession with fancy horticultural varieties.

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Style at Home: Let's hear it for the boys: Menswear fabric adds class

It all started with a fashion intervention. When I was a little girl, for Easter mass, all the other little girls' mothers dressed their princesses in frilly pink and blue frocks. My mom put me in a well-cut, no-nonsense khaki and cream dress. When I protested, wanting to look like the other girls, she gave me a knowing look and said, "Honey, you're just more of a tailored-dress kind of girl." In my heart, I knew she was right. And I've had a deep and abiding love for classic styling and menswear fabric ever since.

Videos

How to plant a simple garden

T’s European editor Rita Konig shares her add-as-you-go strategy for building a backyard oasis.
The New York Times
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