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 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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Grand Forks Herald

NDSU horticulturist teaches edible landscaping
Grand Forks Herald
It's a matter of incorporating edible plants into the ornamental landscape," said McGinnis, who has been with NDSU for two years and is also director of the North Dakota Extension Master Gardener Program. "You could have vegetables in the middle of ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

DIY landscaping, garden season kick-off and more
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Seminars will include “Hummingbirds, Orioles and More,” “Fairy Gardens,” “Growing Tomatoes, Potatoes and Onions,” “Landscaping 101,” “Growing the Best Lawn,” “Container Gardening,” “Maintaining the Perennial Garden,” Weber grill demos and more.

Chinook Observer

Gardening: Leslie McClanahan — A holistic approach to landscaping
Chinook Observer
A: Holistic landscape design uses all the steps of a conventional design and then goes a step further by incorporation details that insure a beautiful thriving garden that has a greatly reduced need (if any) for pesticides and chemical fertilizers. And ...


Garden Guru 'happy to help anyone'
Erik Wilson, the City of Peoria's municipal arborist, has taken on the duty of Garden Guru. Wilson, who is also a Master Gardener, will be available as a resource for residents with gardening and landscaping related questions. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ...

Patheos (blog)

Eat Your Yard! Practical Gardening and Edible Landscape Solutions
Patheos (blog)
There is a solution to growing your own veggies in a way that works with your small yard and requires only a little additional time from a busy schedule — edible landscaping. This concept has been around for decades and is a common gardening practice ...

Suburban Life Publications

Lecture Wednesday: 'Ocean-Friendly Gardening & Native Plant Landscaping'
Eureka Times Standard
ARCATA >> In celebration of California Native Plant Week, the public is invited to “Ocean Friendly Gardening and Native Plant Landscaping,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 15) at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road (near Seventh and Union streets).
Native Plant Sale sprouts online version, physical event, workshopsSuburban Life Publications

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Never-Ending Cold Snap Affects Landscaping
TWC News
After what seems to be a never-ending cold snap here in Central New York, many homeowners are itching to get outside and start their Spring landscaping and gardening. But experts warn starting your planting too early could do more harm than good.

Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

Warm weather brings early landscaping, tempts gardeners
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
Such short winters, and unusually warm and dry springs, are changing some gardening habits in the Wood River Valley. Gardening centers and landscaping companies are getting busy earlier than usual, but planting early can be a risky proposition in an ...

'Gardening Is a Verb' Shares Essays on Native Landscaping
The Missourian
“Gardening Is a Verb: Cultivating Spaces That Nourish Heart and Soul, Essays on Native Landscaping” shares Gilberg's broad knowledge of ecologically based landscaping and strives to inspire both long-standing as well as new audiences and features a ...

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Over the garden fence
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
Landscaping companies selected aspects of Cincinnati to create gardens, living areas, landscaping features and ornamental accents. It is impossible to gauge the many hours which had gone into developing patio areas with small fountain birdbaths ...

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Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction

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Backyard Bird--The Catbird

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

Come With Me To The Casbah!

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

How to Care for Long Stem Roses

Widely considered to be the most popular roses for... Read More