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
Westlake resident George Woyansky describes his hobby of gardening as "all self-induced pain." But the pain paid off when his landscaped yard took a first-place award in the 2014 Westlake in Bloom gardening and landscaping awards. Woyansky's garden ...

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Gardening: Maintenance, landscaping best bet to protect home from wildfire
The Spokesman Review
Crews work to protect homes and extinguish a brush fire on the slope below High Drive Monday in Spokane. Firewise landscaping can help protect your home from fire. For example, away from the home, group plants in naturalized settings that highlight ...

Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening At 818 796-3348 Offers Discounts To ...
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Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening announced today that they are offering special deals for both Hidden Hills and Calabasas local residents new to the area who call (818) 796-3348. Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening began as a residential ...

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'Corn Crazy' and edible landscaping among Extension Service offerings
Central Kentucky News
28, join us as we learn about edible landscaping. Gardening can beautify your landscape if you plan it with a view in mind and then maintain it. Learn how to choose edible plants that look great and provide food too. Effectively manage composting so it ...

ContemporaryGardenDesign.net Uncovers All Tips and Information about ...
To fill the gap, ContemporaryGardenDesign.net has launched a portal where everyone will get to know all the information they need when it comes to this type of gardening and landscaping. ContemporaryGardenDesign.net uncovered information, which one ...

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 ...

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 ...

Asheville-area Home & Garden calendar
Asheville Citizen-Times
ANALYZE AND LANDSCAPE YOUR WNC MOUNTAIN HOMESITE: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Nov. 15 & 22, at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, Butler Room, 151 W.T Weaver Blvd. Presented by Linda Alford and a team of Extension Master Gardener Volunteers ...

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 ...

Alexandria-Arlington community events, Aug. 21-28, 2014
Washington Post
Arlington garden talk, topics include crop selection and soils, seed starting, edible landscaping, composting and starting a garden. 7-9 p.m. weekly, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5990 or library.arlingtonva.us. The War of ...

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September Gardening Tips

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How To Check If Cut Flowers Are Fresh

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Flower bulbs offer some of the most distinctive, unusual flowers... Read More

Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate... Read More

The Ivy League

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Winterizing Your Pond

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Drying Roses

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Want to Build a Pond?

A pond, logically, the first question you should ask is... Read More

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Seeds are the most important ingredient in all gardening. Without... Read More

Plastic & Resin Patio Furniture ? What You Don?t Know

What is the first thought that comes through your mind... Read More

The Benefits of Landscaping

How much have you thought about landscaping? Do you know... Read More

Hummingbird Migration

Specific humming bird migration patterns differ by species and habitats,... Read More

Perfume Your Garden and Home with Gardenias

One of my favorite plants is the large white-flowered Mystery... Read More

Introduction to Botany

Botanists are individuals who conduct extensive study on plant biology... Read More

Want a Garden, But Don?t have Enough Dirt Or Space? Hydroponics Gardening Is The Answer!

Hydroponics gardening is the perfect solution for anybody who wants... Read More

Garden Hot Tubs

Imagine starting your morning with a saunter out the back... Read More

Amish Furniture on the Front Porch

While shopping on line the other day at www.stoveramishfurniture.com, I... Read More

Tranquility in Your Own Back Yard

A garden fountain can add beauty and serenity to you... Read More