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:

Orlando Sentinel

Get tips on gardening and more at Landscape and Garden Fair
Orlando Sentinel
The free event, sponsored by Lake County, the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Lake County and the Lake County Master Gardeners, will feature a variety of vendors specializing in landscaping, native ...


Gardening & Landscaping at Sandyvale Greenhouse
Sandyvale Memorial Gardens and Conservancy is offering a series of four seminars on gardening and landscaping. The seminars will take place at Sandyvale Greenhouse in Johnstown. The seminars will be hosted by Ron McIntosh every Saturday from ...

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Garden Tips: Learn about lawn care, landscaping, gardening March 14
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Hill moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 from Spokane, where she owned a design and landscape business. She has a degree in landscaping-horticulture from Spokane Community College and was an active Master Gardener for 15 years. Upon moving here, Hill ...
Master Gardeners offer free landscape workshopStillwater Gazette

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Five homeowners win Florida Friendly landscaping award
Ever wonder if your lawn and garden is the best? Maybe not from a “magazine spread” perspective, but from the viewpoint of best practices gardening? The Florida Friendly Landscaping program was developed to help homeowners beautify and protect our ...

The Sun Current

Eden Prairie Garden Expo gives glimpse at spring
The Sun Current
Nearly 105 exhibitors offered advice and insider tips on how to maintain gardens, windows, wood furnishings and more at the 13th annual Home, Landscape & Garden Expo on March 21 at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Visitors browse more than 100 ...

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Diablo Magazine

No Water, No Problem
Diablo Magazine
For Kipp McMichael, a web developer with a penchant for gardening, creating a sustainable space was the best way to transform his water-guzzling front yard into an eco-friendly, low-fuss landscape.He replaced the high-water flowers and shrubs with a ...

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Top 5 Best DIY Landscaping Books
Landscape design can be an intimidating subject for even the most experienced gardener, and with good reason. Landscaping has to take into account a lot more considerations than gardening does, because you have the entirety of your yard to consider ...

The Denver Post Garden Calendar, 3/27/2015
The Denver Post
March 27-29: Vendors and professionals offer advice and more for home improvement, landscaping and gardening, noon-6 p.m. March 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 28 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29. Free admission and free parking. Boulder County Fairgrounds ...

Daily Record

Garden club makes impact locally
Daily Record
Beyond funding and maintenance of landscaping for civic spaces, the club conducts garden therapy events at local senior housing facilities; funds scholarships for youth and education purposes; participates in community events to promote landscaping and ...

Ag digest week of March 27, 2015
Experts will present information on timely topics in gardening and landscaping before answering questions. They will discuss landscaping with flowers, pruning shrubs, attracting pollinators, growing fruits and herbs and protecting plants from diseases.

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Tuscan Garden Design

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Rose Meanings Explained

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Plant A Simple Tea Garden

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Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture

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Tips on How to Plant Roses

When spring comes and the ground is thawed, it is... Read More

How to Grow Apples

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Easy to Grow Roses

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Delavays Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi)

Whether we know it or not, most of us are... Read More

How to Decorate your Outdoor Space without Breaking the Bank

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Hand Feeding your Koi

One of the most rewarding and entertaining things about having... Read More

Teak Umbrella : Add the Final Touch to Your Patio

Okay, so you have agonized for weeks and finally went... Read More

International Flower Delivery

As our global community continues to expand we often find... Read More

Growing Palms

Palms Everybody recognises palm trees, they are the... Read More

Starting Seedlings Indoors

Unless you have access to a greenhouse, or something like... Read More

Fountains of Refreshment

When hot, sticky days hit, try to use all your... Read More

Why Patio Benches are a Great Place to Relax and Enjoy

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All About Hybrid Tea Roses

Hybrid tea roses and the original tea rose are the... Read More

Spring Garden Tips

Gardeners, it's time to put your gardening skills to the... Read More

The Rich History of Chrysanthemums

Did you know that those lush, colorful blooms called chrysanthemums... Read More

Wooden Greenhouses

An important addition to any British back garden, the greenhouse... Read More

History of the Adirondack Chair

If you were to travel to Blue Mountain Lake, New... Read More

The Container Vegetable Garden

If you live in an apartment or town home, you... Read More

Garden Room Boundaries

The areas of your landscape can be divided into several... Read More

Choosing Pond Plants

A pond without plants is like cake without icing. Pond... Read More