Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

A Beautiful Rock Wall Garden

Creating Beauty and Structure with a Rock Wall Garden

A rock wall is a smart landscaping solution that becomes a unique garden feature. It may help to redirect water from buildings, stop soil erosion, or help with steep elevation changes on a property. Without a doubt, it also becomes a garden showpiece. A rock wall garden has unique planting and care needs from an in ground garden and yet it …

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Thumbelina Lavender

Plant a Mosquito Repelling Container Garden to Protect Entertaining Spaces

Keep mosquitoes from crashing the party by creating gorgeous herb patio planter that will keep pests away. There are a number of plants that mosquitoes and other biting insects dislike, mainly strong smelling herbs and flowering plants. Creating a container garden that can be set in the entertaining spaces like a patio, deck, or lawn, allows you to move the planter …

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Dandelion Seed Head

How to Identify Weeds

Want to know how to identify weeds in your home garden? It’s all perspective! Read on for my tips for how to identify weeds and what to do about them. It may not be what you would expect! I remember picking bouquets of dandelions as a child: grabbing so many in my hand that I couldn’t keep my fingers around …

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Lacinato Kale In Garden Adds Color And Interest

Design a Decorative Vegetable Garden with a Rainbow of Colorful Plants

The time has come to put your vegetable garden at the front and center of your home landscape. For too long gardeners have tucked their gardens in the back corner of their yards and let their flower gardens grab all of the attention. It doesn’t have to be this way! Together we can elevate the humble vegetable garden from a …

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English Lavender

Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It

Lavender is by far my very favorite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening day. This magical herb is said to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and even sooth an …

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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and more! Type of Hydrangeas Most Hydrangeas prefer moist, rich …

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