Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

Green Eyed Susan For Budget Perennial Gardening

Fall Perennial Gardening: Garden Design on a Budget

Fall is the best time of year for planning your perennial garden. The plants are grown in or over grown and you can easily see how they are working in your current design. You will notice which perennials need to be divided and see the empty spaces where new plants are needed. You can evaluate which plants aren’t in the …

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Fall Bulbs Guide

Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips and more can be found in my garden beds. But tulips aren’t the only fall bulbs I plant. I get just as much enjoyment out of some of these outstanding spring bloomers, and now is the time to get them in the ground! I wrote my list of …

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10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Replacing your garden plants with drought-tolerant perennials is the smart choice for a low-maintenance garden that conserves water. The climate is changing and what we used to count on for garden micro-climates is now all over the map. By now you may know that I live in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver is a rainforest, a temperate rainforest, considered part of the …

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Xeriscaping Garden Design

Xeriscaping Principles: Gardening for Water Conservation

With extreme drought gripping most of western North America, it’s a good time to look at ways to conserve water in your garden. Even if your area is not currently experiencing drought, employing the principles of xeriscaping will benefit your garden and save you time and money. Xeriscaping means using methods to conserve water through creative landscaping. There are a …

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Gorgeous Color From Autumn Perennials

Grow These Fall Perennials for Brilliant Autumn Color!

I’m always amazed by the perennials in my garden that bloom so vigorously into the fall. These powerhouse plants have the color to back up their efforts – they are as brilliant in hue as they are are strong in stem. Fall perennials provide such a show in the garden for us gardeners, but also are an essential food source for our …

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Dry Hydrangea Flowers To Retain Color

The Simple Way to Dry Hydrangea Flowers and Retain Their Color

Hydrangeas are a beautiful shrubs with an old fashion appeal, yet they fit into the modern garden seamlessly. With so many varieties, colours, and even bloom shapes, you’d easily be able to find a hydrangea that that suits your garden (as long as you are lucky enough to have the right climate of course!). Possibly the best thing about hydrangeas is drying the …

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