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Juniperus chinensis 'Monlep' Mint Julep - topiary process (3)

Care and Pruning for Decorative Topiaries + Giveaway!

A topiary is an exceptional garden feature that will elevate your yard with artistry. Before the topiary gets to the garden center, there is significant time spent growing, training, and pruning the shape, not to mention the thought that went into creating the perfect design to begin with. Given all that goes into creating topiary, it would be a shame …

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Flowering Quince From Pruning 101

Learn How to Prune like a Pro! Pruning 101

Pruning is a fun garden task but it can be daunting to get started with. For some people it is the gardening version of public speaking – terrifying! Fear the secateurs no more, my friends. We are breaking down pruning to the basics so that you have the skills to prune like a pro. This is the first in a series …

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essential guide to lavender: bumble bee on Spanish lavender

The Essential Guide to Growing Lavender

It seems like as soon as summer hits everybody starts talking about lavender, and for good reason! Lavender is a gorgeous ornamental with a dazzling fragrance, it has a wonderful delicate flavor that adds depth to many different types of recipes, and it is one of the most popular ingredients in natural beauty recipes and aromatherapy. All of that, plus …

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DIY Garden Apron Sewing Pattern 1

DIY Summer Blooms Garden Apron

It is helpful to be able to be equipped with several items at once when you are gardening, as you may want to use pruners, seed packets, hand tools, and other supplies in quick succession. This cheery and functional garden apron keeps your tools and other small gardening necessities at your fingertips and adds a bright pop of color to …

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Magical Miniature Gardens (Japanese Garden)

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: DIY Accessories for Miniature Gardens and Fairy Gardens

If you have jumped on board the miniature gardening and fairy garden bandwagon, then you know that there are a ton of accessories for miniature gardens and fairy gardens that you can add to your magical living world. Using natural materials such as twigs and stones you can create patios, pathways, and fences. You can customize miniature furniture with paint or …

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Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) blooms in the garden.

10 Hardy Shrubs You Can’t Kill

A lot of people would like to garden but are scared off by what they see as a “black thumb”—the inability to keep plants alive. Of course, there is no such thing as a black thumb gardener. All you need to gain confidence in gardening are some easy-to-care-for plants that are practically impossible to kill, and that thumb will be …

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