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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Dallas Morning News

Garden events: Celebrate sustainability with Dallas' West Side Farm Frolic
Dallas Morning News
EARTH-KIND LANDSCAPING: Learn how to design, plant and manage a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant landscape. No plant or design knowledge required for three-day course presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Friday-Sunday. 17360 Coit ...

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Trowel & Glove: Marin garden calendar for the week of Nov. 1, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
'GardenSmart' workshop: Alameda County Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional Lori Caldwell leads "Composting 101" at 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Free. Gary Bartl of Marin Master Gardeners leads "About Succulents" at 11 a.m. Nov. 8.
Master Gardeners of Blanco County Offer Training ClassesBlanco County News

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Appleton Post Crescent

100 Ways to Garden Indoors series coming in November
Appleton Post Crescent
Whether we are new to gardening or seasoned pros, many of us never have taken the time to fully enjoy and expand our passion for growing into our own homes. We'll spend unspeakable amounts of money on outdoor plants, garden art and landscaping ...


Pensacola News Journal

Over-wintering? Save your container plants this winter
Pensacola News Journal
In simpler times, container gardening was small-scale landscaping using flowering annuals. Enjoy their color for one season and go with something new the next. But shifts toward food production and mixed container planting — perennials with annuals ...


Victoria Advocate

Texas natives - planting new Texas roots
Victoria Advocate
I learned some valuable gardening tips, but what really changed my knowledge level was joining the Victoria County Master Gardener Association by completing the course with the 2009 class. After graduating, I began rebuilding my landscape plants around ...


Compost piles host for lots of bugs, slugs, and animals
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 ...


TBO.com

From gardening to art, homeowner makes her mark
TBO.com
“To hear what other people are saying about my garden, it adds an extra purpose to what I'm doing,” Bentson said about her extensive landscape designs, including a gated “secret garden” on the south side of her corner-lot property. “I never thought ...


Gainesville Times

Lanier Career Academy program to add farmer's market, orchard
Gainesville Times
Those expansions include a farmers market and orchard that will be open to the public, a large fruit and vegetable garden, a barn with chickens and goats and about an acre of deer fencing to keep the critters from tearing into the new crops. There will ...


Green Prophet

Secret gardens planted by Syrian refugees in Jordan
Green Prophet
The non-profit organization Save the Children is teaching some of the camp's 800,000 refugees how to garden. The group is giving the Syrian refugees who have fled their homes during the civil war in Syria to Jordan, lessons on landscaping and gardening.


In Pictures: 'When we garden, we feel happy'
Aljazeera.com
In the midst of an expanse of dry land, thousands of Syrian refugees have been living in Zaatari Camp, Jordan, opened two years ago. Some have turned to gardening to help them adapt to life in the camp and bring a bit of greenery to the desert ...

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You Cant Beat Perennials For Glorious Color All Season Long

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Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family

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Easter Lilies, and the Number One Gardening Question Right Now

Everybody asks about Easter lilies! Can they go outside; can... Read More