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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Garden fresh

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Garden fresh

April is our garden issue, an annual rite of spring for a magazine with the word gardens in its name. In all honesty, gardening is not my strongest domestic skill. While my husband, Scott, digs in the moment the ground is warm, my efforts are along the lines of potting herbs or handing Scott a ripped-out photo from the magazine.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Plant it forward

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Plant it forward

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Which of these scented flowers is your favorite?

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Which of these scented flowers is your favorite?

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Transform Your Home

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Transform Your Home

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Win $5,000 and other fabulous prizes!

Pages: 10, 220

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Win $5,000 and other fabulous prizes!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Win a Weber grill and $10,000!

Pages: 10, 220

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Win a Weber grill and $10,000!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Standing ovation

Pages: 19, 20

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Standing ovation

Three cheers for spring! Start the season right with umbrella catchers, "seedy" paper, and a flowery read.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Stand and deliver

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Stand and deliver

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Planning an egg hunt?

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Planning an egg hunt?

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Treasure the trees

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Treasure the trees

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Tweet! Tweet!

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Tweet! Tweet!

Twitter isn't just for news and shout-outs-- these famous "birds" are singing their own 140-character tunes this spring. Check them out over your next coffee break.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Hold everything

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Hold everything

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: So bloomin' easy

Page: 26

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So bloomin' easy

Technology tailored to gardeners is popping up faster than celosia shoots (below). We weeded through the offerings to find the best in show.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Life of the Party

Pages: 28, 30, 32, 34

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Life of the Party

It's the season to refresh and renew. So celebrate! Try this fresh take on the garden party from stylemaker Paul Lowe. (Psst: You don't even need a garden.)

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Light Fare

Pages: 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44

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Light Fare

A young couple brightens a 1950s cottage with space-stretching moves and a blend of casual and elegant touches.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Spring-Fresh Succulents

Pages: 48, 50

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Spring-Fresh Succulents

Looking to add some life to a room? Take a chance on one of these upbeat yellow-greens.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Secret Garden

Pages: 52, 53, 54, 56, 58, 220

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Secret Garden

Stuffy has no place in this hideaway space. Lush botanicals, a nature-inspired palette, and quirky touches keep it loose.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Colorful Character

Pages: 60, 62, 64, 66

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Colorful Character

A small kitchen finds its happy place, opened up and splashed in lively colors.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Screen Test

Pages: 68, 70

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Screen Test

A porch addition earns rave reviews for a dual role: indoor room and outdoor entertaining space.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: A Lilac That Reblooms

Page: 73

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A Lilac That Reblooms

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Spring Cleaning Shake-Up

Page: 74

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Spring Cleaning Shake-Up

Want to freshen your annual cleanup? Common household items used in new ways will help you take your spring cleaning routine to the next level. Add these dirt-fighting weapons to your arsenal before you start.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Clean sweep

Page: 76

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Clean sweep

This year, 66,000 consumers voted in our Best New Product Awards, bringing you the latest and greatest in food, household, and health and beauty. And the results are in. Here are the best in household care.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Deep-clean your fridge

Page: 78

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Deep-clean your fridge

Keep the inside of your fridge from looking like a science experiment with these easy tips for getting at gunk.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Better bond

Page: 78

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Better bond

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: How can I spiff up my laminate countertop?

Page: 78

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How can I spiff up my laminate countertop?

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Beautiful Bounty

Pages: 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90

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Beautiful Bounty

Raised beds set a delicious scene in this Rhode Island front yard.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: 21 plants to try in 2012

Pages: 94, 96, 98, 100

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21 plants to try in 2012

BHG garden editors planted, picked, tested, and tasted the latest varieties to bring you our top picks for this season. And the winners are....

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Reclaimed Beauty

Pages: 104, 105, 106, 108, 110

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Reclaimed Beauty

A gardener builds a showcase landscape with reused plants and materials.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Bed and Border Planting Guide

Pages: 113, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122

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Bed and Border Planting Guide

Transform an empty piece of lawn into a beautiful garden plot with this easy step-by-step plan. Prep today, plant tomorrow, and enjoy all season!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Welcome Wildlife

Page: 124

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Welcome Wildlife

Invite birds, butterflies, and other beneficial critters to your backyard. You'll discover the sensory beauty and natural balance they bring. Go to BHG.com/ backyardhabitat to learn more about creating a backyard habitat.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Instant beauty

Page: 126

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Instant beauty

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Raise the stakes

Page: 126

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Raise the stakes

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Border patrol

Page: 126

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Border patrol

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: 3-ring planter

Page: 128

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3-ring planter

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: IN THE ZONE

Page: 128

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IN THE ZONE

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Made for shade

Page: 128

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Made for shade

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Just a snip away

Page: 128

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Just a snip away

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Good Eggs

Page: 170

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Good Eggs

From backyard picnics to big-city restaurants, deviled eggs are hotter than ever. Here are four tips for the perfect hard-cooked egg, plus clever filling ideas.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: COOL TOOL

Page: 172

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COOL TOOL

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Calling all bakers!

Page: 172

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Calling all bakers!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Avocado-Green Pea Spread

Page: 172

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Avocado-Green Pea Spread

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: BETTER FIND

Page: 174

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BETTER FIND

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Cheese, please

Page: 174

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Cheese, please

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Salad days

Page: 174

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Salad days

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Win this $205 braiser

Page: 174

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Win this $205 braiser

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Parchment cooking bags

Page: 174

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Parchment cooking bags

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Get cracking

Page: 192

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Get cracking

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: It's easy being green

Page: 194

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It's easy being green

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Many happy returns

Page: 194

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Many happy returns

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Pranks a lot

Page: 194

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Pranks a lot

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: The meal deal

Page: 194

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The meal deal

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: Dig it!

Pages: 213, 214, 216, 218

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Dig it!

Celebrate spring by getting down and dirty with the kids. Thanks to these simple, fun projects, gardening just might grow on the whole family.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 2012 Magazine Article: I Did It!

Page: 224

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I Did It!

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