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Urban Gardening – Greening a Small Space

_So you love plants and you appreciate greenery. But you live in an apartment building or townhome and do not have yard space for a garden. Well, a trend that has been in place for a while now is urban … Continue reading

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Gardening with Lines and Shapes

Especially in winter, and even in summer, we expect our garden to be colorful. Color, of  course, is simply one part of the garden equation. Shapes and forms can make your garden and lawn more dynamic…from very large, towering trees, … Continue reading

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Adding Color to the Winter Landscape

During the winter months, the landscape can get pretty bleak. Your yard and your neighbors’ yards don’t look as colorful. But it is interesting to consider the various plants that do stay green all winter long. Planting this spring or … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening

The art of winter gardening dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries when European nobility would construct large conservatories to house tropical and subtropical plants.  The conservatory would act as an extension of their living space. Many would be … Continue reading

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Gardening for a dry summer – Drought Resistant choices

Worried about getting low amounts of rain this summer? Maybe you despise dragging out the garden hose. Well, we can give you some tips for having a garden that can handle the heat – and dry soil. Let’s start by … Continue reading

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Pruning Your Shrubs and Plants

If you look out your window and see a jungle rather than a landscaped garden, it’s probably time to think about pruning. Regular pruning helps establish shapely shrubs and trees with vigorous, balanced growth. Trimmed shrubs also create structure. By … Continue reading

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Ways to Spend Less on Landscaping – including “Hardscaping”

So you would like to improve your landscaping but you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend. There are things you can do to improve your lawn and other landscaped areas around your home without breaking the bank. We give … Continue reading

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Planning for this Fall – Six Recommended Shrubs

Although the spring season is over, there are plenty of shrubs that blossom for the fall. Warm, beautiful autumn colors can create a welcoming lawn or garden without the need of pastels. The following are recommended shrubs that will still … Continue reading

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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Butterflies are a beautiful addition to any garden. Every time we see one it brings a smile. They are light as a feather, colorful, happy creatures. But did you know they are the second largest group of animals on earth? … Continue reading

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Controlling Weeds

You love your lawn and garden, but you hate those pesky weeds! They pop up all over the place and are quick to grow. How can you get rid of them? Here we share some tips and information about preventing … Continue reading

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