All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gardening’

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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Houseplants Outdoors: Ferns

Summering Houseplants in Beautiful Arrangements

Go ahead and give your houseplants a summer vacation! Houseplants can benefit from being moved outdoors during warmer months. Instead of simply moving them as they are, add a few annuals and make pretty porch planters to decorate with. Summering houseplants will love the fresh air and summer breezes and—if you add in a few annuals—you’ll love the look.  What …

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How to grow a beautiful container garden

The Secrets to a Successful Container Garden

Containers can be hung from a roof, suspended on hooks, or mounted on walls, opening up a whole world of growing spaces. Containers have the added benefit of being beautiful, acting as showpieces in the garden or decorative accents. These tips to successful container gardening will get you well on your way to becoming a small-space gardening pro. A pot, however, …

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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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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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Pergola garden, photograph by Stacy Bass

Garden Photography Tips to Capture Nature’s Beauty

The availability of high-quality cameras for a relatively low cost and digital image capturing has changed the game of photography. If you love nature, a garden can be one of the most satisfying subjects to photograph. The act of being outdoors enjoying the space is uplifting. And the photos will be a reminder of spaces that are constantly changing. With a …

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