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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Houston Chronicle

Citrus events highlight garden calendar
Houston Chronicle
Bird Hike: Coastal Prairie Chapter - Texas Master Naturalists. 8-10 a.m. at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg; 281-633-7033. Free. Growing Fruit Trees in Your Garden: with Master Gardener Herman Auer. Gardeners by the Bay ...


A gardener traces transformation
gulfnews.com
Dubai: In a country that has undergone an impressive metamorphosis from a desert into a lush urban oasis, Ali Murad Broohi, a Pakistani gardener who first arrived in the country during the early 1960s, is one of those who coaxed green grass to grow ...


Councilman Bob Blumenfeld breaks ground on Reseda drought-tolerant garden
LA Daily News
... helped break ground Monday on a 20,000-square-foot, drought-tolerant garden designed to serve as a water-wise example for Angelenos amid the state's record-setting dry spell. “By replacing our thirsty lawns with California-friendly landscaping, the ...

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Michigan Messenger

Landscaping Tips for Beginners
Michigan Messenger
Landscaping Tips for Beginners If you've never had to deal with a landscaping design in terms of gardening, then you will likely be overwhelmed by the choices you have to make. The same principles used in room design can somewhat be used in designing ...


Fond du Lac Reporter

Master Gardener column: It's pumpkin time
Fond du Lac Reporter
It is made up of individuals who have taken 36 hours of training in topics that include soils, botany, entomology, plant pathology, houseplants, landscaping, turf, vegetable, fruit and ornamental plants. Each member completes a minimum of 10 hours of ...

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Five Properties Worth Buying Along Metro Bus Route 271
Curbed Seattle
That's enough for landscaping and gardening. The house has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,270 square feet - all under a roof that is being redone. Age has its issues, and maintenance must be done; which is eventually true for every house. Move into a ...


Barto resident designs to make a difference; donates decor to Susan G. Komen ...
The Mercury
A graduate of the Boyertown School District, Rothenberger currently operates his own design landscaping business, PLACE, in Barto. This was his first year doing the ... “It's an opportunity to be there with me, learn tips on gardening.” He encourages ...


Dallas Morning News

Enjoy water features all year by winterizing
Dallas Morning News
For many people with backyard ponds, fountains and other water features, the arrival of cold weather means draining the pipes and pulling the plug, but water gardens can be attractive winter gardens, too, with the right preparation and landscaping ...

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Iowa City Press Citizen

Best Garden Center/Nursery
Iowa City Press Citizen
Owners Dennis Dykstra and Linda Dykstra say their garden center has one of the largest and most unusual selections of garden and landscaping plants in Iowa. There is also a quaint gift shop with all things related to gardening and home décor, and cold ...


Trowel & Glove: Marin garden calendar for the week of Nov. 22, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
The year-round service helps homeowners identify water-saving opportunities and soil conservation techniques for their landscaping. Call 473-4204 to request a visit to your garden. Garden volunteers: Marin Open Garden Project (MOGP) volunteers are ...

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Natural Garden Pest Control

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How to Grow Snow Peas

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Tomatoes: History, Origin, Facts... or Fiction?

A tomato importer, John Nix, decided to challenge the law... Read More

How to Buy a Porch Swing

The Porch Swing is enjoying a surge in popularity thanks... Read More

Developing the Perfect Landscaping Idea

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Plan Before Buying Rose Bushes

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5 Simple Steps To Dividing Your Hardy Water Lilies

If you missed the springtime window of opportunity to divide... Read More

Hummingbirds ? Attracting Those Little Flying Powerhouses

It's early in May a beautiful fairly warm day so... Read More

Manage Algae

There are several different ways to manage algae in your... Read More

Working with Landscape Contractors

Having a beautiful and functional landscape is every homeowners dream.... Read More

Tips for Backyard Fish Ponds Care

Installing a backyard fish pond is an aesthetic addition to... Read More