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The Great Outdoors: The Post-Pandemic Garden

Many of us used our time during the pandemic to put our hands into the soil to do a bit of gardening. On this episode, Dan explores what to plant, how to adapt our yards to a changing climate, and why the meadow is hotter than ever with three experts: Clare Foster of House & Garden, former Martha Stewart Living features editor Melissa Ozawa, and award-winning landscape designer Luciano Giubbilei.

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