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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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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Cape nursery grows landscaping industry
Press of Atlantic City
DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Garden Greenhouse and Nursery on Route 9 in Clermont has been busy installing new landscaping jobs in Cape May County despite the slowdown in South Jersey's construction market.

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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 ...


Monroe Monitor

In the Garden: Tips and ideas for fall planting
Monroe Monitor
Pine Creek Farms and Nursery owner Gwen Sayers recently offered some suggestions on what can be done to keep gardens looking attractive in the fall, as well as how to best prepare for a flourishing garden in the spring. “As we get into fall, it is the ...


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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Native plant landscaping symposium scheduled for September in Chico
Chico Enterprise-Record
Four local master gardeners will lead "Succeed with Native Plants," a horticulture symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Chico Women's Club, 592 E. Third St. The current drought has caused people to question whether traditional landscaping is ...


Kinder Garden makes debut at Fall Gardeners' Festival
Crossville Chronicle
On the other side of the garden, activities are offered to engage all five senses. Edible plants and herbs will engage their taste buds. A small labyrinth gets their eyes working. There will be items to manipulate with their hands, working on touch and ...
Good cultural practices can keep powdery mildew awayFond du Lac Reporter

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Shorelines | Lake & Garden: Outdoor Oasis
smithmountainlake.com
Charlie and Theresa Converse are passionate about koi and about landscaping. These two loves are a winning combination for this year's Lovely Laker Landscape Contest. The couple takes home $1,000 in credit to use on plants, materials or anything else ...


Giuseppe Carucci, 84
Staten Island Advance - SILive.com
Mr. Carucci and his son, Frank Carucci, owned and operated Greenkeeper Landscaping in Willowbrook for 15 years. Later, the firm's name was changed to Four Seasons Landscaping. Mr. Carucci retired in 1998. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and ...


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 ...

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There are so many plants available for you to choose... Read More

Gardening is Good Therapy

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Mole Traps: Can You Use Them?

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Why are Adirondack Chairs & Adirondack Furniture a Cottage Favorite?

With summer right around the corner, it's time to sit... Read More

CO2 for Free

We've all heard that there is no such thing as... Read More

Garden Statuary - Time for a Fresh New Look

Spring is coming, and now is the time to get... Read More

Herbs: Growing Your Own

The first thing you need to do when deciding to... Read More

Plant Hardiness Zones

When selecting plants for the landscape, is important to select... Read More