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Ideas for Low-Cost Gardening

Add green to your landscape while keeping some in your wallet. Check out our best money-saving tips to help your garden and your budget thrive.

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Consider Climate

Buy plants that fit your climate and soil conditions. Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) doesn't tolerate heat, humidity or poorly drained soils, so planting in the Deep South or in wet soils is a recipe for failure. Instead, this summer bloomer is a long-lived garden stalwart for USDA Zones 3 to 8, in well-drained soils.

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