Imagine a late spring evening in the garden. You've just finished a weekend's worth of weeding, mulching and pruning, and you are tired. But, before turning in for the night, you step back to admire your handiwork. Ah... There's nothing like the sweet satisfaction of a job well done. Next morning, you rise, grab a cup of coffee and stroll out to the porch to admire the view. What? Rubbing your eyes in disbelief you mutter, "where are the hosta, and what happened to my new, sixty dollar azalea"?

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About Garden Variety: The BN Gardening Blog
Welcome to Garden Variety, a common ground for gardening enthusiasts in the B&N community. Each day, our resident experts, guest bloggers, and B&N staff produce articles on evergreen topics and growing trends in the realm of landscaping. From seasonal plants and edible gardens to book suggestions and landscape innovations, this is the place where ideas flourish.