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Seeds come in hundreds of different shapes and sizes, but they all have the same purpose—to reproduce. Whether you buy your seeds or collect them from the garden, there are a few tips and trick to ensure they germinate successfully after you've sown them. Take our quiz and test your seed knowledge.
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There's room for trial and error in every garden. When I bought my house, I was ecstatic about the existence of a mature tree peony in the backyard. Then I made a mistake. I decided to move it. Despite my attempts to make the plant's transition as smooth as possible, it was wilting within a few days. I continued to care for it anyway and just when I decided to give up, I discovered some new growth. Lesson learned: Don't mess with perfection.