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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Chicago Tribune

Grow your landscaping skills at Wicker Park workshop
Chicago Tribune
Participants will learn how to create their own landscape designs for in-ground gardens as well as container gardens. The series will take students through the process of design — through lectures and hands-on design projects (yes, there's homework!) ...


KTAL

Don't neglect winter landscape, garden projects
KTAL
Most of us relax during late fall and winter. Our minds turn more toward the holiday seasons and less toward our landscaping and gardening efforts. Many activities, however, should be included in a “to-do list” of gardening tasks for December, January ...


The News Journal

9 things to consider when designing a landscape
The News Journal
WISH LIST: Imagine your ultimate landscape design. Maybe it's a play area for a child, a dog run, a butterfly garden, a fire pit or a more obvious path to the front door. Use another sheet of tracing paper to overlay sketches of these ideas. Don't be ...


Florida Times-Union

Gardening: What to plant in your garden and add to your landscape in December
Florida Times-Union
This month, we'll see plenty of color in the landscape. Holly, pyracantha and other berries are making a great display, and early camellias will continue to emerge throughout December and into spring. Many favorite winter plants also make great holiday ...


Reno Gazette Journal

Master gardener: Still shopping for holiday gifts?
Reno Gazette Journal
This holiday season, consider buying local to support community businesses and the local economy. Gardeners can visit one of the area's locally owned outdoor garden and landscaping companies. They still have an amazing assortment of last-minute gift ...

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Glens Falls Post-Star

Gary Richard Stevens
Glens Falls Post-Star
Later in life, he enjoyed quilling with his mother and making jewelry and centerpieces, but his greatest passion was landscaping and gardening. In 2007, Gary and his wife, Gail, moved back to New York for retirement. Gary made many friends throughout ...


Garden Q&A: Cyclamen are finicky when it comes to water, temperatures
Tribune-Review
She is the author of several gardening books, including “Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control” and “Good Bug, Bad Bug.” Her website is www.jessicawalliser.com. Send your gardening or landscaping questions to ...


ROBERT PEACE SR.
Indiana Gazette
Mr. Peace was retired from Patwell Construction and was also employed at Patterson Landscaping and Tree Nursery, along with his brother, Charles. He was an avid reader and enjoyed playing “Jeopardy!”, working on cars, gardening and playing guitar.


Greenville Daily Reflector

Lauderdale: Leaf management
Greenville Daily Reflector
Unfortunately there are many landscapes that are still stuck in the 20- to 30-year-old landscape rut that has a row of shrubs planted around the house foundation and lawn everywhere else with a few scattered trees thrown in for good measure. My ...


Lompoc Record

Woodchips available at Johns-Mansville Park
Lompoc Record
The woodchips are the remains from the trees collected around the city and could be used for landscaping and gardening purposes. Copyright 2014 Lompoc Record. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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