Category: Landscaping

Best Dwarf Shrubs for Planting In Every Gardening Landscape

In concert with our recent article on Shrub Roses, we thought we’d highlight some of the best, basic landscape dwarf shrubs that suit most all landscapes. We understand that many people who are installing new gardens or fixing up and old one may not know a lot about what’s available and what they should choose for …

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Planting a Rain Garden

Many Americans are searching for things that they can do to improve their environment, such as participating in community cleanups and driving more efficient cars. One great thing that almost any homeowner can do to make a big difference is to plant a rain garden. Rain gardens naturally absorb and filter large amounts of rainwater during …

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Winter Gardening: Yes You Can Have Four Seasons of Color

This list of winter plant ideas includes not only winter flowers, but shrubs, evergreens, ornamental grass, and trees you might use to make your winter festive and colorful. Don’t forget to group your winter garden flower pots in the best possible site, and use garden planters suitable for winter gardening-not fragile terra cotta pots, in …

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Fall Gardening Checklist

As Rudyard Kipling once said, “Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.” A lot of gardeners see fall as a time to start putting their gardens to rest. However, autumn is the perfect time for assessing, designing, and improving your gardens. Consider your landscaping. fall is also a great time to perform grounds …

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How to Make and Maintain a Bog Garden

There are a number of reasons why you might want to create a bog garden. If you have children and are worried about the depth of water in a pond, a bog garden is a good shallow alternative. If you have a redundant or leaking pond, you can easily turn this into a bog garden. …

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Shrub Roses Add Easy, Ever-Blooming Color to Landscapes

Looking for instant color to dress up your deck or patio for that summer garden party or backyard barbeque? Or maybe you need a dash of color to brighten your landscape with long-lasting visual drama. Whatever your garden quandary, consider a low-maintenance shrub rose for nonstop color from spring until fall. Shrub roses are easy …

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How to Create a Fragrant Herbal Lawn Using Thyme

How to Create a Fragrant Herbal Lawn Using Thyme Herb Plants or Herbs Grown From Seed Thyme is a wonderfully versatile herb that can be easily grown in a herb garden. Nowadays it’s known mainly as a culinary herb, but back in the days of England’s Queen Victoria it was also frequently used as a …

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Blossom Trees for Outdoor Planters

If you have a small garden but would like the added height and interest of a tree, particularly one that puts on a show of spring blossom, then consider growing one in a suitable outdoor planter. Small trees provide all year round interest, with blossom in spring, often followed by summer fruits and autumn colour. …

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