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Ideas for a Drought Resistant Garden

It seems as the years go by we are receiving less rain and snow. This not only leads to a lower water table and community water restrictions but in some cases severe drought. The key to maintaining a beautiful garden under such harsh conditions is utilizing drought resistant grass, plants, and flowers.

Choosing Your Plants

First you want to choose plants that are naturally drought resistant. In warmer climates cactus and succulents do very well of course. Colder climates can support such plants as Edelweiss, Japanese Quince, or Musk Rose. (more…)


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Ideas For A Front Yard Shrub Garden

Until quite recently obtaining shrubs to beautify your front yard landscaping was a tedious and difficult task. And often quite expensive. Today, thanks to the growing demand for flowering shrubs, shade loving shrubs, privacy shrubs and hardy and easy to grow shrubs you can find just about all you need at your local gardening store. (more…)


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Let This Sunny Perennial Garden Bring You “oo’s and ah’s” – absolutely guaranteed!

Most gardens in your area are made up of primarily perennial flowers. They come in all different textures and colors. Most are sun-loving perennials and the myriad of possibilities for a full sun perennial flower design is only limited by your imagination. (more…)


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Ideas for a Blooming Butterfly Garden

Lets hang out the welcome sign and develop a butterfly garden plan to attract and keep those beautiful flutter bugs coming back year after year. Butterfly gardens come in all shapes and sizes from large acre size to the small few feet plot. All you need are the correct butterfly garden plants that will attract the baby butterflies, the caterpillars, and keep the adults fluttering around your home. Of course you will need to plant butterfly plants appropriate for your area. And, don’t forget, butterfly gardens are appropriate year round in some climates. You just need to be sure the butterfly garden plants are flowering year round. (more…)


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Like Me…You Can Have A Shady Border Filled With Interesting And Unusual Plants

For those of us with homes a bit on the shady side it is nice to know there are many fascinating and colorful plants that will grow in this type of climate. Shade gardens can provide a calm quiet interlude of beauty and serenity with their cool colors and soft textures.

Garden Planning & Design

Before planting a shade garden it is best to decide how you want the layout to look and what type of plants will work best for your area. (more…)


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Ideas for a Shady Woodland Garden

For those of us with homes a bit on the shady side it is nice to know there are many fascinating and colorful plants that will grow in this type of climate. Shade gardens can provide a calm quiet interlude of beauty and serenity with their cool colors and soft textures.

Garden Design

Before planting a shade garden it is best to decide how you want the layout to look and what type of plants will work best for your area. (more…)


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Ideas for a Flowering Foundation Garden

At its most basic, foundation plantings usually consist of shrubs running along the front of the house.  Traditionally these foundation plantings were designed to hide the foundation of the home.  Now a days very few homes are designed with a visable foundation.  Hence foundation plants are no longer a necessity to hide a visual eye sore.

Today we use foundation plants to frame, beautify and compliment our homes.  In addition foundation landscaping can be very utilitarian, helping to insulate our homes and even afford some security protection by providing a barrier between the intruder and our windows.

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Some Lessons About Upside Down Hanging Tomatoes

Well I started this little adventure a little while ago now and I have a few lessons to share even before the first tomato has been born. (more…)

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Getting By With A Little Help From My Friends…

It was such a good title. I was so happy with my plan to give Mr Stripey some nightcrawler friends. After all, his dirt seemed a little packed in from watering and hanging upside down. He seemed lonely out there on the patio all by his lonesome. (more…)

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Can Gardening Cure a Mid-Life Crisis?

I think I’m having a bit of a mid-life crisis. You see, I went to have my hair done yesterday because it had reached the stage where it was annoying me. I told the nice lady that my hair was annoying and to fix it. So now I have soccer mom hair. ack! (more…)

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