Flowering Cherries

Flowering cherries While the briefness of their glory has to be acknowledged, cherries really are the hardy spring-flowering trees for temperate climate gardens. I can think of no others, apart from their close Prunus relatives and some of the magnolias that even come close to rivalling flowering... Read More

A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw

Chainsaws provide many years of service for very little upkeep. Taking the time to service your chainsaw will help ensure that your equipment will not let you down. For safety reasons, make sure you only service your chainsaw when it is fully cooled, with the spark plug disconnected. If you... Read More

Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden

There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns in traditional Irish legend, so as to how they came to be .. your guess is as good as mine. These apparently aged, diminutive men are hard-working cobblers, turning out exquisite shoes for other sprites. If you happen across... Read More

Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?" Mr. Johnson evidently didn't how to relax, but as another summer is slipping away, you can. Did you visit the beach this year? Do you wish you had? Either... Read More

Camellias

Camellias Named by Linnaeus in 1735 in honour of the Jesuit priest and naturalist Georg Josef Kamel, Camellia is a genus originating mainly from China but with a range covering a large area of South East Asia. The exact number of species is not clear but it is somewhere... Read More

Kirengeshoma palmata

Kirengeshoma palmata Sometimes known as yellow waxbells, Kirengeshoma palmata is a late-flowering rhizomatous perennial up to 1.2m high with arching stems and is native to the woods and mountain lowlands of Korea and the Japanese islands of Shikoku and Kyushu. The unusual name? No, it doesn't come from an... Read More

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia (named after Leonhard Fuchs, a 16th century German botanist) is a genus of over 100 species of shrubs and small trees. Although there are four New Zealand native species (colensoi, excorticata, perscandens and procumbens) and one from Tahiti, the vast bulk of the genus occurs in Central and South... Read More

Gallica Roses

Very soon stocks of new season's roses will be arriving in the garden centres, if they're not already there. Indeed, to be sure of getting the most sought after varieties it may have been necessary to put an order in some time ago. However, in their rush for... Read More

Tuberous Begonias

If you appreciate plants that have no hesitation in boldly stating their presence with huge, almost artificially perfect flowers, then tuberous begonias are for you. While some may find them rather too overstated, downright brazen even, if you like colour, and plenty of it, with subtlety an option rather than... Read More

Growing Palms

Palms Everybody recognises palm trees, they are the universal symbol for the tropics but many are hardy enough for our temperate climate gardens. Until recently New Zealand gardeners have had only a very limited range of palms to choose from. In the last five years the range has... Read More

In The News:


A gardener traces transformation
gulfnews.com
Dubai: In a country that has undergone an impressive metamorphosis from a desert into a lush urban oasis, Ali Murad Broohi, a Pakistani gardener who first arrived in the country during the early 1960s, is one of those who coaxed green grass to grow ...
A gardener traces transformation of landscapeYahoo! Maktoob News

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Michigan Messenger

Landscaping Tips for Beginners
Michigan Messenger
Landscaping Tips for Beginners If you've never had to deal with a landscaping design in terms of gardening, then you will likely be overwhelmed by the choices you have to make. The same principles used in room design can somewhat be used in designing ...


Gifts for Use in the Garden
Valley News
Gardeners love books. Designing flower gardens? Julie Moir Messervy's Landscaping Ideas that Work (Taunton Press, $21.95) is a good overview and introduction to the basics of landscape design, starting with a checklist of the atmosphere, activities and ...


Houston Chronicle

Citrus events highlight garden calendar
Houston Chronicle
Bird Hike: Coastal Prairie Chapter - Texas Master Naturalists. 8-10 a.m. at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg; 281-633-7033. Free. Growing Fruit Trees in Your Garden: with Master Gardener Herman Auer. Gardeners by the Bay ...


Garden Q&A: Crop rotation won't eradicate downy mildew on basil
Tribune-Review
Horticulturist Jessica Walliser co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” at 7 a.m. Sundays on KDKA Radio. Her website is www.jessicawalliser.com. Send gardening or landscaping questions to tribliving@tribweb.com or The Good Earth, 503 Martindale St., 3rd Floor ...


Iowa City Press Citizen

Best Garden Center/Nursery
Iowa City Press Citizen
Owners Dennis Dykstra and Linda Dykstra say their garden center has one of the largest and most unusual selections of garden and landscaping plants in Iowa. There is also a quaint gift shop with all things related to gardening and home décor, and cold ...


Dragonfly Farms turns to crowdfunding for expansion as an events center
North Kitsap Herald
Since I do landscaping, I strive to find cool and unique things that make the gardens I design special." Kaster said she's been in the landscaping business since the 1980s and started the nursery in part to supply many hard-to-find selections. She ...

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Grant Tribune Sentinel

Lawn and garden workshop held
Grant Tribune Sentinel
Allison focused on landscaping with trees, and shared the importance of proper planting, watering and tree selection. Lott shared winterizing ideas including maintaining flower beds, garden plots and gardening tools, as well as when to prune plants.


Dallas Morning News

Enjoy water features all year by winterizing
Dallas Morning News
For many people with backyard ponds, fountains and other water features, the arrival of cold weather means draining the pipes and pulling the plug, but water gardens can be attractive winter gardens, too, with the right preparation and landscaping ...

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Councilman Bob Blumenfield breaks ground on Reseda drought-tolerant garden
LA Daily News
“By replacing our thirsty lawns with California-friendly landscaping, the city of Los Angeles is leading the way and educating Valley residents on the range of options for turf replacement, while saving the city water,” Blumenfield said. The ...

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The Importance of Garden Decor

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How to Grow Strawberries

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CO2 for Free

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The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses

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Traditionally, preformed ponds are large shells, which are extremely burdensome... Read More

Perfume Your Garden and Home with Gardenias

One of my favorite plants is the large white-flowered Mystery... Read More

Mix Perennials into Your Garden for Staying Power

Perennial plants and flowers stay around for more than just... Read More