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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Reno Gazette Journal

Get a head start on garden and landscaping
Reno Gazette Journal
Ready or not, 2015 is here. It is time to form plant-related New Year's resolutions. There are many sources of inspiration out there, and it is easy to get overwhelmed. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension can help. We are offering programs this ...

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Colorado Garden and Home Show offers a taste of spring in Denver
Boulder Daily Camera
Visitors to the region's largest home and landscape show will be treated to lush gardens, do-it-yourself tips and expert companies ready to help you with home improvement projects. In the entry garden, check out the three antique fire trucks — one ...


Appleton Post Crescent

Wild Ones to host annual landscaping conference
Appleton Post Crescent
"The conference should be of interest to anyone, homeowners, gardeners, landscapers, teachers, ecologists, municipal leaders, wildlife enthusiasts, nurserymen and others, who want to learn more about native landscaping and the positive effect it has on ...

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AgriLife Today

AgriLife Extension in Travis County to present landscape series on dealing ...
AgriLife Today
AUSTIN — Now is the time to learn about ways to help landscapes and gardens perform in the hot, dry summer months that lie ahead while conserving, preserving and protecting water resources, said Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ...

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Naples Daily News

Gardening: Poinsettias on the landscape
Naples Daily News
Yes you can but sometimes it takes work to grow a healthy and long lived poinsettia in the landscape. Poinsettias are usually grown as Christmas potted plants so there has been little interest in developing them for landscape use. They come in two ...


WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Keep your landscaping looking its best
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
Winter is hard on gardens. It's a time of severe weather -- storms, snow, hail, and wind. Couple that with sudden unexpected thaws and you've got a recipe for garden damage. The good news is that February is the ideal time to make a landscape damage ...


On Gardening: The seeds of a 'participatory experience'
Macon Telegraph (blog)
This spring, as you contemplate planting season and changes to your landscape, strive to make the garden one of participation. This is the ultimate in design and enjoyment. By participation you might think I am referring to the outdoor cooking area or ...

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The Courier-Journal

Home and garden calendar for Jan. 31 and beyond
The Courier-Journal
Riverside Garden Club. Riverside - The Farnsley Moreman Landing, 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, 11 a.m. Feb. 14. Speaker: Ray Rock, nursery manager for Stephenson Garden Center and Landscaping, on home gardening. (502) 935-6809. Email items ...


Peffley: Landscaping is for the birds
LubbockOnline.com
Just a few changes can transform an otherwise passive garden to one filled with activity. Major overhauls aren't needed to attract wildlife; some principles to start you on your way: □ Bird species have unique nutritional needs, changing with maturity ...

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Los Angeles Times

As 'appropriate' gardening takes root, there's still room for 'wow'
Los Angeles Times
Nancy Goslee Power, principal, Nancy Goslee Power and Associates landscape and garden design firm and an authority on Southern California landscaping. I'm in my 70s now, and what I learned in the beginning I'm still applying. But it's more layered now.

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