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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Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening At 818 796-3348 Offers Discounts To ...
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Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening began as a residential landscape company has been around as long as Hidden Hills itself. Through years of service Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening has earned the reputation as Hidden Hills and ...

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Mother Earth News

Landscaping With Logs for a Whimsical Garden Design
Mother Earth News
Try unsplit log rounds as an inexpensive and eco-minded material for your next landscaping or gardening project. You can create borders and soil-retaining walls with log rounds. They last about as long as milled lumber, and they provide more ...


AgriLife Today

Earth-Kind Landscape School to be held in San Antonio
AgriLife Today
Earth-Kind landscapes combine the best of organic and traditional gardening and landscaping principles to create a horticultural system based on real-world effectiveness and environmental responsibility. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by ...

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Learn home landscaping basics with Smart Gardening
Iron County Reporter
CASPIAN—Learn more about how to improve a home landscape with a class to be held at the Iron County Historical Museum. It is offered by MSU-Extension. This class will focus on what it takes to have a successful home landscape with Smart Gardening ...


Home Depot offers low-maintenance, affordable landscaping tips
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Plant arrangement: Specimen plants draw attention to themselves because of their color, shape or size and should be separated in the landscape. Trees and large shrubs are two examples. Mass plantings enhance the appearance of plants that may not be ...

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Brave new gardening for brave new climates
Daily Democrat
This 2014 photo provided by Ann Savageau shows homeowner Savageau in her sustainable drought-tolerant garden in front of her house in Davis. The new landscape consisted of a variety of cacti and agaves, fescues, sages, and California fuchsia, Pink ...

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Anna Pavord: Hotfoot it to Rousham House to appreciate William Kent's ...
The Independent
Encouraged by Burlington, Kent became increasingly interested in garden buildings. The poet, Alexander Pope, was a fan, too, and Kent designed an extravaganza for Pope's estate at Twickenham. "All gardening is landscape painting," said Pope, and Kent ...


Why I grow: Edible landscaping with Sheila Dunn
Mountain Xpress
But for Sheila Dunn, a retired microbiologist and Master Gardener, edibles are a practical and beautiful necessity to be displayed and woven into the landscape. Dunn converted her steep, rocky Weaverville property into an edible landscape filled with ...


Get fresh new ideas for your yard as the Green River Pond and Garden Tour is ...
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All gardens on the pond tour gives the visitor a unique opportunity to view koi ponds, water features, landscaping designs, vegetable gardening ideas and personal touches that set off every garden. Visitors have the opportunity to talk with garden home ...


Stroll among flowers and trees with Waseca's garden walk
Southernminn.com
Her garden, which is located in the southeast portion of Waseca is nearly brand new. Her back patio was only installed last week. But with her background with a landscaping company out of Owatonna, it seems there's nothing this new garden is missing.

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