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 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:

Beautiful gardens celebrated in 2014 Westlake in Bloom gardening and ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
This garden was planted in memory of Stanley and Dixie Dean, founders of Dean's Greenhouse in Westlake, and it won first place in the Evergreen Cemetery Fence Garden category in the Westlake in Bloom gardening and landscaping contest. Evergreen ...

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Gardening: Maintenance, landscaping best bet to protect home from wildfire
The Spokesman Review
Make your landscape clean, green and lean. Clean up fallen needles and cones around structures. Pay special attention to areas where the wind piles needles, as windborne sparks will land in the same areas. Remove small evergreens planted within 30 feet ...

Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
Chicago Tribune
Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North ...

Gardening & Home Maintenance in Hull
Hull Daily Mail
Alongside our gardening and landscaping services, you'll find a range of home maintenance services, including plastering – skimming & rendering – tiling, bathroom and kitchen installations, interior/exterior painting and laminate flooring. Of course ...

The West Australian

JESSICA RULE The West Australian August 27, 2014, 1:15 pm
The West Australian
WA s best gardens crowned in annual landscaping awards A Burns Beach garden by eScape Landscape Architecture, one of the winners of the 2014 LIAWA awards. WA homeowners are increasingly seeking professional help to boost the value of their 'fifth ...

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Isles interns learn landscaping, build character at the historic Morven Museum ...
The Star-Ledger
The carrot-pulling was greeted with applause by eight proud landscaping interns, including Schanck, from the Isles YouthBuild Institute in Trenton. They had planted a vegetable garden and worked on countless other projects during their five-week ...

Seminar to teach about construction of rooftop garden
Middletown Press
He is also a former columnist for gardening magazines and is a published author of 12 books, including In Search of Lost Roses, Architecture in the Garden, The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening, Easy Roses ...

University's landscapers share talents with community to earn Master Gardener ...
Appalachian State University
Harkey and Miller are members of Appalachian State University's landscaping crew who are earning North Carolina Extension Master Gardener certification. Patterson teaches the Master Gardener classes. Eleven members of Appalachian's landscaping crew ...


2014 Fall Brown Bag Lunch Gardening Series Presented by Master Gardeners
Three sessions, two in La Porte and one in Michigan City, will focus on aspects of gardening from putting your vegetable and landscape gardens to bed for winter to next year's garden planning. Each session will cover two timely topics presented by ...
Guinn Garden to help teach locals about gardeningCleburne Times-Review
Master Gardener program offered in Park HillsDaily Journal Online

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Dallas Morning News

Texas road trips with the gardener in mind
Dallas Morning News
Dig This! nursery has offered plant inventory, landscaping and irrigation services in Central Texas for 16 years. Owner Colin Melton, 48, of Hamilton is a landscape architect schooled at Texas A&M University and a licensed irrigator and backflow tester.

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How To Brighten Up Your Home With These Flower Arrangement Ideas

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With Outdoor Lighting You Can Enjoy Your Garden Into The Evening Hours

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The String Algae Blues

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Pond Filter

A pond filter is one of the most important components... Read More

Plants, Birds, Love and Deer Hate

Hi Friends;This is the second year in a row I... Read More

How to Grow Snow Peas

Snow peas may have been named because in bright sunlight... Read More

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The easiest way to build a shed in the backyard... Read More

The Sundial - Garden Ornament or Exotic Timepiece?

Most of us regard a sundial as an attractive ornament... Read More

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Multi Purpose Tree ? Sugar Palm

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Laying Out Your Landscape Part Two

Part Two in a SeriesOnce you have your landscape design... Read More

Getting Started with Garden and Patio Design

The art of managing outdoor space Designing a patio -... Read More

Feng Shui in the Garden

"The Ancient Art of Placement" called Feng Shui (pronounced phung... Read More

All about Tulip Gardens

As the curtain of winter lifts, tulips are one of... Read More

Backyard Landscaping

When most people think of landscaping, they think of a... Read More

Metal Garden Furniture

Since Victorian times metal garden furniture has become a popular... Read More

Store Your Outdoor Furnishings to Make Them Last

In many parts of North America, the end of "porch... Read More

Fall is the Time to Get Your Garden Trees and Shrubs Ready for Winter: Heres What to Do

Tips for winter care of trees and shrubsWith the garden... Read More

Gallica Roses

Very soon stocks of new season's roses will... Read More

Fertilizers - What you Need to Feed Your Lawn

Just like humans need food, water and shelter to survive,... Read More