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April 19, 2012

 

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Preparing Now For September Color

Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.

November 3, 2011

 

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Tried And True Plants

As I look at my fall garden, I am reminded of the plants that persist year after year regardless of both neglect and challenging weather conditions.

October 27, 2011

 

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Fall Divisions: A Good Time To Fill In The Blanks

Survey your garden and try to imagine it in spring and summer, and identify dead spots and relocate new perennial divisions to those.

September 22, 2011

 

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Pleasing Color Schemes

When we consistently plant the colors we like, it usually happens that the color scheme pleases us overall.

February 3, 2011

 

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Contour Planting Slows Runoff And Reduces Erosion

Contour planting is also popular along highways, in public parks, and in private gardens as a method of conserving water and avoiding water pollution.

January 13, 2011

 

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Winter Views

Garden designers suggest that a third of garden plants should be evergreen so that there is winter interest.

December 23, 2010

 

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Enclosures Can Create A Feeling Of Refuge

Pergolas provide not only walls, but also ceilings, with the possibility of plants growing between the series of horizontal beams, to create shade.

December 16, 2010

 

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Using Italian Styles In The Garden

Classical Italian gardens are usually formal and constructed symmetrically with intersecting pathways, a central fountain and clipped topiaries and hedges.

December 2, 2010

 

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Less Is More: Limiting Elements In Horticultural Design

Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.

November 11, 2010

 

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Future Flowers: Plant Bulbs Now For Spring Enjoyment

I am now digging big wide round holes and placing lots of bulbs of different sizes and bloom times all together at differing depths.

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