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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Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening At 818 796-3348 Offers Discounts To ...
Insurance News Net
Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening announced today that they are offering special deals for both Hidden Hills and Calabasas local residents new to the area who call (818) 796-3348. Hidden Hills Landscaping and Gardening began as a residential ...

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University's landscapers share talents with community to earn Master Gardener ...
Appalachian State University
Harkey and Miller are members of Appalachian State University's landscaping crew who are earning North Carolina Extension Master Gardener certification. Patterson teaches the Master Gardener classes. Eleven members of Appalachian's landscaping crew ...


Mother Earth News

Landscaping With Logs for a Whimsical Garden Design
Mother Earth News
Try unsplit log rounds as an inexpensive and eco-minded material for your next landscaping or gardening project. You can create borders and soil-retaining walls with log rounds. They last about as long as milled lumber, and they provide more ...


Learn home landscaping basics with Smart Gardening
Iron County Reporter
CASPIAN—Learn more about how to improve a home landscape with a class to be held at the Iron County Historical Museum. It is offered by MSU-Extension. This class will focus on what it takes to have a successful home landscape with Smart Gardening ...


Transform your boring garden
Himalayan Times
In order to stroll on the grass or on the walkways surrounded by your favourite flowers and to enjoy the cool summer in landscape garden with your family, it is worth transforming your bland area. There are definitely endless benefits of landscaping ...


The art of landscaping
The Durango Herald
“I think the biggest part of this job has been the grade work ... making sure everything's draining correctly,” said Brian Scarpella, front, owner of Down to Earth Gardening & Landscaping Inc. Scarpella, Braley Keefe, back left, and Bram Jenkins ...


Gardening: Tips can help protect home from wildfire
The Spokesman Review
Make your landscape clean, green and lean. Clean up fallen needles and cones around structures. Pay special attention to areas where the wind piles needles, as windborne sparks will land in the same areas. Remove small evergreens planted within 30 feet ...

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Michigan State University Extension

Learn to create edible landscapes with fruits and vegetables at the UP Smart ...
Michigan State University Extension
Gardening enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about this type of gardening should consider attending this year's UP Smart Gardening Conference – Edible Landscaping with Smart Gardening on Oct. 4. This is a one-day conference full of great ...


The Independent

Anna Pavord: Hotfoot it to Rousham House to appreciate William Kent's ...
The Independent
Encouraged by Burlington, Kent became increasingly interested in garden buildings. The poet, Alexander Pope, was a fan, too, and Kent designed an extravaganza for Pope's estate at Twickenham. "All gardening is landscape painting," said Pope, and Kent ...


Home Depot offers low-maintenance, affordable landscaping tips
WDBJ7
Plant arrangement: Specimen plants draw attention to themselves because of their color, shape or size and should be separated in the landscape. Trees and large shrubs are two examples. Mass plantings enhance the appearance of plants that may not be ...

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Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture

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Gardening and Flowers

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Growing Great Asparagus

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Composting - aka: The Circle of Life!

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Butterfly House in the Flower Garden

Whenever you decide to look for a butterfly house for... Read More

Preliminary Considerations Before Building Your Own Backyard Garden Pond

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Gardeners Gift Ideas

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Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds

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Fall is the Time to Get Your Garden Trees and Shrubs Ready for Winter: Heres What to Do

Tips for winter care of trees and shrubsWith the garden... Read More

How to Control Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is found throughout southern Canada and most of... Read More

Tarragon: A Favourite of French Chefs

Long a favourite of French chefs, the herb Artemisia dracunculus,... Read More

Pruning Roses Secrets

Pruning your roses is one of the most needed and... Read More

It?s Gardening Season!

It's gardening season again! Are you ready? Whether you are... Read More

Garlic: The Stinking Rose

Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for centuries for both... Read More

Maintaining Oxygen Levels in Fish and KOI Ponds

Severe environmental stressors are the most frequent causes of sudden... Read More

Parsley: A Cooks Best Friend

A cook's best friend, Petroselinum crispum, commonly known as curly... Read More

Come With Me To The Casbah!

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

International Flower Delivery

As our global community continues to expand we often find... Read More