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November 18, 2010


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Healthy Soil

To improve the soil in an established garden, simply shred the leaves that accumulate from the trees in your yard and spread them over the garden beds.

October 7, 2010


borrowed views

Borrowed Views: Neighbors’ Gardens Frame Plantings In One’s Own

Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.

June 17, 2010


Dwarf Spiraea Shrubs

There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.

October 8, 2009


A pond surrounded by a Japanese garden elaborately textured with various plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.

Layering Plants And Adding Texture To A Landscape

Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.

September 3, 2009


A house surrounded by an imaculate landscape of gardens and shrubbery.

Foundation Plantings

The purpose of foundation plantings is to hide unattractive parts of the foundation of a house from view and to anchor the home to the site.

October 23, 2008


the Zapping Bindweed

Zapping Bindweed

Having trouble with bindweed taking over your gardens? Moya explains the best way to get rid of them, on this Focus on Flowers.

September 11, 2008


The stem of a Japanese Maple

Autumn Textures

In Autumn, not only do the colors in the garden seem richer and more mellow, but textures also assume a more dominant role in plantings.

July 17, 2008


yellow ligularia in the shade

Color in Shade

Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.

November 22, 2007


a man raking leaves under a tree

Shrubs for All Seasons

Time to rake up those leaves and plan for the year ahead.

November 9, 2006


walking couple casting long shadow

Seasonal Changes

While we mourn the dearth of flowers, new images and dimensions are revealed to us.

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