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

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Christian Science Monitor

Nine landscaping, gardening skills to pick up to save money
Christian Science Monitor
Like most activities, a little planning and preparation will save you money in the garden. Why? Because many of the tasks that help make a garden grow need to be completed weeks, or months, before you actually begin planting. Planning your garden in ...

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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Landscaping on a tiny scale
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Whether they're called mini-terrariums, mini-gardens or fairy gardens, less-than-pint-sized plantings, both for indoors and outdoors, have become “really trendy,” says Amanda Henry, a designer at McNamara Florist at Sand Point. “I think the main thing ...

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Waterbury Republican American (blog)

Landscaping, on large or small scale
Waterbury Republican American (blog)
In addition to shrubs and grasses, Riverwalk Landing gardens consist of other perennials that are Virginia natives. Seasonal color with annuals changes from time to time, but the look is always festive. For instance, last year's lime green look changed ...


Melton Times

Glamour model searches for best landscape gardening job in Melton
Melton Times
“I'm working with Travis Perkins on the High 5 project to find the people who are getting it right and show everyone just how valuable the landscape gardener is in making Britain a green and pleasant land. “A good landscape gardener can transform even ...


Berkeley: Landscape architect offers tips on gardening during drought
Contra Costa Times
She and about 100 others got tips on how to maintain healthy yards and landscaping amid the drought's many unknowns when Oakland landscape architect Nancy Kent offered advice and resources for gardening in the drought at a May 21 talk at the Golden ...

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Edible Landscaping - Growing an Herb Garden
Norman Transcript
Have you always wanted to grow your own herbs? Join Master Gardener Lori Coats as she illustrates the many culinary and medicinal herbs that are ideal landscape plants. Learn the fundamentals of selecting, purchasing and using herbs in your landscape.


OregonLive.com

Water-wise gardening: Managing your home landscape during a drought
OregonLive.com
Waterwise gardening or xeriscape landscaping techniques can help you get the most amount of color using the least amount of water, while drastically reducing your water usage by up to 50 percent or more. And they can be implemented in any home ...


WVXU

Keeping Your Garden And Landscaping Thriving During These Hot Summer ...
WVXU
Joining us to answer your gardening and landscape questions are Peter Huttinger, co-owner of Homeadow Song Farm and director of the Community Garden Program at Turner Farm; and, David Koester, Campbell County Horticulture extension agent.


Landscaping and Gardening
Wave of Long Island (subscription)
As we head into the height of the spring/summer season I've been spending alot of time gardening and landscaping for myself, friends, relatives, and clients. I have accumulated alot of experience and knowledge over the years in landscaping and gardening.

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Landscape accessories can add personality to the garden
Poughkeepsie Journal
Flowers are the face of a garden, providing color and texture. But a few well-placed landscape accessories can give it character and a dash of personality. Accessories can range from water fixtures, like ponds and streams, to outdoor furniture and ...

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Viburnum

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Well, another week is passing us by.I want to thank... Read More

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Pruning your roses is one of the most needed and... Read More

Colour in the Garden

Colour affects our emotions, moods, physical, and spiritual well-being. It... Read More

Camellias

Camellias Named by Linnaeus in 1735 in honour of... Read More