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Summer Color

Did you know that 25% of Americans look forward to summer for the sole purpose that they get to enjoy their beautiful surroundings outdoors? This is especially true for occupants of the northern states. So why not add to your enjoyment of your surroundings by enhancing your backyard or outdoor living space with some summer blooms? […]

All About Mulch

What is Mulch? Mulch is any (ideally, organic) substance that you can spread or lay over the surface of your soil as a covering.  Use it to keep moisture in your earth, suppress weeds, keep soil cool and also to make the garden bed look more attractive. A key benefit to organic mulches is that […]

The Cactus Plant – Resilient & Versatile

Cactus is a type of plant that really does not receive enough credit. Not only can this plant grow both outside and inside, they are a great accent to almost any porch or backyard in the summer. Known for their ease of care, cacti are considered stem succulents,and are mostly grown in pots. However, the […]

April 23 2014
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Creating a Low Maintenance Lawn

Want a beautiful lawn, but don’t want to waste your valuable time on gardening and re-gardening after every winter? Well, there are some low-maintenance ideas here that can assist in the transition, especially after the colder months. You’ll also find some out-of-the box ideas that differ from your traditional lawn care. Grass Options Grass is […]

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, to smaller and more compact broad pyramids, to slender upright clustering branches that taper toward […]

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 summer will give you splashes of color around your home when the snows come this […]

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 attached to the main homes (usually palaces). Early versions would have been constructed of masonry […]

SEASONAL VS. ANNUAL FLOWERS – beautifying your garden

Now that the summer sun has arrived and you may be doing some planting in your lawn and garden, it is very important to know the difference between the types of flowers that you are looking to buy. This article shares suggestions for annual flowers and perennial flowers and gives you some tips about each! […]