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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Learn landscaping, vegetable gardening tips in Extension classes
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#CONYERS — If you want to develop your green thumb a little more, and you live or work nearby during the week, then consider taking your lunch to the Extension Office for the monthly lunch-n-learn sessions on topics related to landscaping and gardening.

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Scottsbluff Star Herald

Garden walk series offers landscaping advice, gardening tips
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“If you have sustainable landscaping it provides better root systems which provides better infiltration plus those plants are already adapted to this area so you are not struggling so much and adding to pollution issues with fertilizer and pesticides ...


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Gardening & Landscaping at Sandyvale Greenhouse
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Sandyvale Memorial Gardens and Conservancy is offering a series of four seminars on gardening and landscaping. The seminars will take place at Sandyvale Greenhouse in Johnstown. The seminars will be hosted by Ron McIntosh every Saturday from ...


Orlando Sentinel

Get tips on gardening and more at Landscape and Garden Fair
Orlando Sentinel
The free event, sponsored by Lake County, the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Lake County and the Lake County Master Gardeners, will feature a variety of vendors specializing in landscaping, native ...


Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Garden Tips: Learn about lawn care, landscaping, gardening March 14
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Hill moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 from Spokane, where she owned a design and landscape business. She has a degree in landscaping-horticulture from Spokane Community College and was an active Master Gardener for 15 years. Upon moving here, Hill ...
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Five homeowners win Florida Friendly landscaping award
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Ever wonder if your lawn and garden is the best? Maybe not from a “magazine spread” perspective, but from the viewpoint of best practices gardening? The Florida Friendly Landscaping program was developed to help homeowners beautify and protect our ...


Diablo Magazine

No Water, No Problem
Diablo Magazine
For Kipp McMichael, a web developer with a penchant for gardening, creating a sustainable space was the best way to transform his water-guzzling front yard into an eco-friendly, low-fuss landscape.He replaced the high-water flowers and shrubs with a ...

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Top 5 Best DIY Landscaping Books
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Landscape design can be an intimidating subject for even the most experienced gardener, and with good reason. Landscaping has to take into account a lot more considerations than gardening does, because you have the entirety of your yard to consider ...


The Sun Current

Eden Prairie Garden Expo gives glimpse at spring
The Sun Current
Nearly 105 exhibitors offered advice and insider tips on how to maintain gardens, windows, wood furnishings and more at the 13th annual Home, Landscape & Garden Expo on March 21 at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Visitors browse more than 100 ...

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Trowel & Glove: Marin garden calendar for the week of March 28, 2015
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The year-round service helps homeowners identify water-saving opportunities and soil conservation techniques for their landscaping. Call 415-473-4204 to request a visit to your garden. Garden volunteers: Marin Open Garden Project (MOGP) volunteers are ...

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Wooden You Like to Know? A Primer to Wood Outdoor Furnishings

To many people, wood is the quintessential building material for... Read More

Are You Being Taken Advantage of when Ordering Flowers Online?

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Camellias

Camellias Named by Linnaeus in 1735 in honour of... Read More

Pest Control Tips for Maintaining Your Greenhouse

Greenhouses provide a warm, humid atmosphere and are home to... Read More

Agio Patio Furniture

The fresh air of the early spring solstice and the... Read More

Tuscan Garden Design

If you're looking for a beautiful, old world garden style,... Read More

Pruning the Backyard Grapevine

Proper pruning of your backyard grapevines is essential to maintain... Read More

Vermicomposting - Worm Composters For Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal and Recycling

Worms are not only the gardener's best friend, they are... Read More

The Perfect Garden Sundial

Is it possible for a garden sundial to tell perfect... Read More

Basic Lawn Care - Mowing, Scarifiers, Aeration, and Watering Tips

The arrival of summer heralds a time of increased wear... Read More

Planting Roses in Pots

In years past, serious rosarians would never consider having a... Read More

Developing the Perfect Landscaping Idea

Using landscaping ideas can be an effective way to attract... Read More

Gardening For Birds

What a cruel trick the weather is playing on us.WE... Read More

Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance

Women take pride in home decoration and gardening and want... Read More

Hand Feeding your Koi

One of the most rewarding and entertaining things about having... Read More

5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Roses

A rose is a rose is a rose - and... Read More

Wild Flower Garden - Make Amends...Your Plants Will Love It

A wild flower garden, just like any garden you wish... Read More

June Gardening Tips

These are just a few gardening tips for you to... Read More

How to Grow Bananas

If your grocer says, "Yes, we have no bananas. We... Read More

Rose Meanings Explained

Roses are the traditional gift given on Valentines Day, but... Read More

Come With Me To The Casbah!

A ripe persimmon is a thing of beauty ? sweet,... Read More

Planting Bare Root Roses

Before planting, the plants must be prepared. The following suggestions... Read More

Hummingbird Nesting Facts

Every spring the United States and Canada are blessed with... Read More

A Couple of Good Places to Buy Lawnmowers

After much searching and deliberation, I finally bought a lawnmower... Read More

Fleur De Lotus: Purity in a Sullied World

Rising from a muddy pond, a lotus flower blossoms. Such... Read More