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Clay soil is much maligned by gardeners and homeowners everywhere, and no wonder: it’s heavy, sticky, and difficult to work in. But the simple fact is that clay soil gets its bad rap because it’s hard on people - from a plant’s point of view, clay soil is usually not problematic at all.

Top 10 Shrubs for Clay Soil

See photos and commentary on Kerry's garden in 2012.

Good soil prep is the key to successful gardening. This article covers the basics of soil preparation.

How to choose a good potting soil.

Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip' Buddleia (butterfly bush)

Basics of soil explained and definitions of common terms.

Adding compost to your garden is one of the best things you can do for your plants. If compost ingredients are carefully mixed you can create compost in a matter of weeks not months. This article explains how.

Clay soil is often cursed by gardeners but clay can be a wonderful thing. The Dirt on Dirt - Clay will teach you about clay soils, why you should love them, and how to make them even better.

Any soil can benefit from adding organic matter. To learn more about transforming bad soils to good and making good soils even better read this article.

Learn how your choice of container and soil and correct watering and fertilizing practices will produce great planters.

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