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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Beautiful gardens celebrated in 2014 Westlake in Bloom gardening and ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
This garden was planted in memory of Stanley and Dixie Dean, founders of Dean's Greenhouse in Westlake, and it won first place in the Evergreen Cemetery Fence Garden category in the Westlake in Bloom gardening and landscaping contest. Evergreen ...

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Gardening: Maintenance, landscaping best bet to 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 ...


Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
Chicago Tribune
Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North ...


Cape nursery grows landscaping industry
Press of Atlantic City
DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Garden Greenhouse and Nursery on Route 9 in Clermont has been busy installing new landscaping jobs in Cape May County despite the slowdown in South Jersey's construction market.

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Gardening & Home Maintenance in Hull
Hull Daily Mail
Alongside our gardening and landscaping services, you'll find a range of home maintenance services, including plastering – skimming & rendering – tiling, bathroom and kitchen installations, interior/exterior painting and laminate flooring. Of course ...


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Shorelines | Lake & Garden: Outdoor Oasis
smithmountainlake.com
Charlie and Theresa Converse are passionate about koi and about landscaping. These two loves are a winning combination for this year's Lovely Laker Landscape Contest. The couple takes home $1,000 in credit to use on plants, materials or anything else ...


The West Australian

JESSICA RULE The West Australian August 27, 2014, 1:15 pm
The West Australian
WA s best gardens crowned in annual landscaping awards A Burns Beach garden by eScape Landscape Architecture, one of the winners of the 2014 LIAWA awards. WA homeowners are increasingly seeking professional help to boost the value of their 'fifth ...

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Seminar to teach about construction of rooftop garden
Middletown Press
He is also a former columnist for gardening magazines and is a published author of 12 books, including In Search of Lost Roses, Architecture in the Garden, The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening, Easy Roses ...


Garden Q&A: Daffodils crowd each other out
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 ...

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ContemporaryGardenDesign.net Uncovers All Tips and Information about ...
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To fill the gap, ContemporaryGardenDesign.net has launched a portal where everyone will get to know all the information they need when it comes to this type of gardening and landscaping. ContemporaryGardenDesign.net uncovered information, which one ...

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The Tools of Rose Gardening

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Pruning the Backyard Grapevine

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

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A focal point is an important design element; it is... Read More

How to Make Your Backyard a Wonderland Oasis

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Closing Up Your Container Garden

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Gardening - An Expression

Give the same plants to several people, you will see... Read More

How To Build A Waterfall

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Lawn Care Information

Recent lawn care information reports that a lot of us... Read More

A Garden Pond in Your Landscape - Want Water in Your Yard?

A Garden Pond in your Landscape - Want Water in... Read More

Garden for Birds #3

Well, another week is passing us by.I want to thank... Read More

Planting Roses in Pots

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

Hummingbirds

Many individuals are fascinated by hummingbirds. So much so, that... Read More

Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family

A sustainable garden means one that can be sustained over... Read More

Decorate Your Outdoor Spaces on a Budget!

Many times when the weather becomes sultry, the only place... Read More

The Difference Between Large and Small Ponds

If you think that a large pond is simply a... Read More

Aluminium And Wooden Greenhouses

An important addition to any British back garden, greenhouses are... Read More

Tillandsia Airplants - Dont Plant These Plants!

Watch out, it's a tillandsia! Have no fear, I said... Read More

Cyclamen

Think of cyclamen and the chances are that Mothers Day... Read More

Durable Wooden Swing - Decorate Your Outdoors with One

There is nothing better to do on a hot, lazy... Read More

High Intensity Discharge Grow Light (Generic)

HID lamps are categorized in three groups :Mercury Vapor ,... Read More

A Bit About Bare Root Roses...

Scents from the rose garden filling the air as you... Read More

The Garden As Healer

The word for 'paradise' comes from the Persian word for... Read More