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:

Kids not overlooked at Landscape & Garden Fair
Daily Commercial
The upcoming Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair is a family-friendly weekend event, featuring not only expert gardening classes for adults, but a range of educational activities for children. Free children's activities include the Children's ...

Sunset updates its garden design advice in 'Western Garden Book of Landscaping'
Los Angeles Times
Some garden advice can be heeded no matter where you live. But much in gardening and landscaping revolves around the specifics of location — weather, terrain, soil type and design preferences. That's where the redesigned and updated "Sunset Western ...

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Get ready to garden as Bay Landscaping hosts annual 'Room to Bloom' event ...
The Bay City Times
ESSEXVILLE, MI — All the snow — except for the big piles in parking lots — will be gone by the end of the first week in April, predicts Jerry Somalski, owner of Hampton Township-based Bay Landscaping. That can only mean one thing: it's time to garden.

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Master Gardeners present free landscaping workshop: events address ...
Stillwater Gazette
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Washington County will present a free landscape workshop on Saturday, March 29 from 8 a.m. until noon at Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valle Creek Road, in the council chambers on the second floor.
WSU Master Gardeners: Let nature do its job with no-till approachYakima Herald-Republic

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ICD-10 Follies: Gardening and Landscaping
MedPage Today
H2: Activity, gardening and landscaping (There is a separate code for digging, shoveling, and raking.) Other "Follies". J30.1: Allergic rhinitis due to pollen. V96.03XA: Balloon collision injuring occupant, initial encounter. V97.810: Civilian aircraft ...

Late winter means more work for Cape May gardening center
Press of Atlantic City
Cape Island Home & Gardens co-owners Judi Benard, left, and Cindy Franklin, tend to flats of flowers in the greenhouse of the center. Cape Island Home & Gardens in West Cape May is a full-service garden center that offers landscaping and mowing.

Salisbury resident wins landscaping giveaway through Busch Gardens ...
Donohoe's prize is a front yard landscaping package that includes design and consultation services from Busch Gardens' horticultural professionals, landscaping and gardening supplies and landscaping installation. Busch Gardens' landscaping team will ...

Competition blooms at Dubai landscape contest
The National
DUBAI // The rain may have kept the crowds away from the Dubai International Garden Competition Friday morning but not the die-hard gardeners. A small number of people turned out to view the landscaping designs at Downtown Dubai's Mohammed bin ...

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Lake County Landscape and Garden Fair coming up
Orlando Sentinel
CLERMONT — The 3rd Annual Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair will be held May 3-4 at Discovery Gardens at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from ...

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Kansas arboretum provides native plant landscaping aid
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
“The more examples of native plant gardens people see, the more they realize the beauty of native plants,” said Scott Vogt, the executive director of the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston, Kan. The Arboretum was established in 1981 as a gift to ...

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Wildlife require water just as humans do. Water is essential... Read More

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Landscaping is a wonderful pastime enjoyed by many. It provides... Read More

Grow Organic Vegetables

There are more reasons than ever why anybody with access... Read More