While attending a marriage seminar on communication, Tom and his wife Peg listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He asked Tom, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?" The rest of the story is not pleasant. —Author unknown

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Visit AAS award-winning flowers and veggies

Visit an All-America Selections display garden this summer

Dream garden veggies for 2010

Ah, the feast days of winter! No, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl goodies we’ll dish up on February 7. I’m salivating during my long, delicious forays into luscious-looking veggies so brightly displayed in print and online seed catalogs. Yum. If I had to pick just one vegetable from each, these would be on my list.

Cosmos flowers that look good enough to eat

Check out a yummy new annual cosmos flower, ‘Rose Bon Bon’.

Three cures for subzero blues

A gardener shares three ways to beat the subzero blues with blooms, bananas and … manure.

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