Category: Gardening

July in the Vegetable Garden

July is the month when you can really start to enjoy the fruits of your labour in the vegetable garden. Many crops are ready to harvest including potatoes, salad crops, beans and peas. However, in-between the joyous task of harvesting and eating your own home-grown produce there is still a great deal to be getting …

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July in the Flower Garden

Mid summer in the garden is the time when you can take some time to relax and admire the fruits of the your labour. The flower borders are in full bloom and the garden is buzzing with life. However, even in the smallest garden there is still plenty to do, from making sure containers and …

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June in the Flower Garden

June in the garden and the season is in full swing. Even in the smallest garden there is plenty to do at this time of year. From transplanting seedlings you have raised in the greenhouse to cutting back early flowering plants to make way for colourful annuals. So before you put on your boots for …

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Hydrangea Care: Guide to Huge, Colorful Blooms

Following just a few simple growing tips for hydrangea will produce healthy plants with fluffy colorful blooms year after year. Hydrangea are small deciduous shrubs or climbers that usually have thick clumps of pink or blue flowers. Many newer varieties now offer more brightly colored or white flowers. The most popular questions that come up …

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Entertaining In The Evening Garden

An evening garden is an entirely different place from that same garden in the light of day. The lighting, wildlife, and even plants behave differently, the air is different, and, most importantly, you are a different person in the evening garden than you are during the day. Most of us plan our gardens in the …

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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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5 Garden-to-Table Herbs to Try

Herbs are the perfect way to freshen up your garden and dinner plate. A few minutes is all it takes to pick up some herbs at the store and start an edible garden that will add a seasonal kick to your meals. “Herbs are easy to grow, require little maintenance and are equally at home …

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How to Create a Wildflower Garden

In today’s gardens often populated by geraniums, roses, and zinnias, wildflowers can provide a simple and graceful flair. Almost any garden or landscape can be beautified by their presence. Not only are wildflowers easy to grow but they possess a natural resistance to pests, disease, and harsh climates. They can survive in clay soil, nutrient …

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Different Types of Perennial Plants for Your Garden

Perennial plants are very diverse and come in endless varieties. They can suit any kind of landscape and garden design if planted well. They can meet your requirements and make the garden lively and vibrant with flowering or non- flowering varieties. It is advisable to plant different kind of perennial plants in garden for a …

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9 Specialty Herbs To Include In Your Herb Garden

There are hundreds of culinary herbs with flavors that range from earthy to spicy to citrusy to sweet. You probably have your favorite fresh herbs that you plant each year but it’s always fun to save a few spots in your herb garden for something new. You may even be fortunate enough to stumble upon …

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