Category: Gardening Tips

Crape Myrtle: How to Prune This Very Special Landscape Tree

Crape Myrtle, or Lagerstroemia indica, to use its botanical name, is in many ways one of the most special landscape trees suitable for a small garden. It has lovely, fresh-green foliage in the spring, in cold climates it sports dramatic fall color, and when out of leaf in the winter, creates an interesting silhouette with …

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Euryops: A Fine Small Shrub Or Large Perennial For a Mediterranean Climate Garden

Euryops pectinatus is one of those garden plants that a gardener in a dry, Mediterranean climate cannot afford to overlook. It may not be fantastically spectacular as far as ornamental bushes go, but it is attractive enough, hardy to pests and disease, drought tolerant and ideal for the home gardener looking for low maintenance plants. …

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February in the Flower Garden

In even the smallest garden its best to get ahead of the game during February and get on with jobs that will save you time once spring really gets underway. It is easy come April to realize that you should have pruned your roses in February. So here is a quick list of vital jobs …

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February Jobs in the Garden

If you look carefully you will start to see the first signs of spring in the garden this month. Catkins appear on trees, the first bulbs start to poke their heads trough the soil and a few brave flowers begin to appear. With January over, gardeners begin to look forward to spring. But this month …

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10 Easiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Organic Garden

When you’re just starting out as a newcomer to organic gardening, it’s great to get some successes on the board as soon as possible. I’ve put this list together of my top 10 easiest veggies to grow to encourage you to give it a go. Once you discover how easy it is to grow your …

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Successful Blueberry Growing Tips and Tricks

The main things to know about growing blueberries is to transplant them correctly in the first place, keep the soil fairly acidic over the years, and be patient. They take a few seasons to get into full swing. Site and Soil Blueberries must be planted where they have full sunlight most or part of the …

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10 Steps For Planting Trees and Shrubs Correctly

Plant these new babies correctly and they will give you years of fruit or flowers! 1. DO NOT plant close to a building, sidewalk or driveway. Your little baby could end up forty feet tall, depending on the variety, and the roots will seek out and destroy your sidewalk or foundation in short order. 2. …

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6 Tips For Growing the Finest Asters Around

Asters tend to grow like teenagers–tall and gawky. Most varieties reach 2-4 feet in height; dwarf asters stay smaller, of course. Keep your asters under control by frequently trimming stray branches and spent flowers. This means you should snip off 6-8 inches of the top before they start blooming (early to mid-July), and as you …

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Create a Sunny Yellow & Orange Flower Garden With These 7 Plants

Choose among these 7 highly-recommended varieties or plant all seven in one bed for dramatic effect. For best results, put taller growing, bushy plants at the back and Marigolds toward the front. Plant in groups of three or five for more impact; can be spaced closer together if planted in clumps. Each of these flowers …

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Collect & Swap Your Own Seeds & Save Money in the Garden

Happy Seed Swap Day! As well as seeds, perennial cuttings, bulbs, trees and shrubs, can all be propagated. You really don’t have to be an expert gardener to collect a few seeds and pot them up for next year’s display. To save yourself a fortune and get a garden full of fragrance and colour which …

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