Archive | April, 2013

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Earth Day Tips from our Readers!

During our recent Labor Saving Garden Tips contest, we received loads of helpful  tips from our readers, many of which involved using recycled products.   Whether you’re new to gardening or an experienced gardener, you’re sure to find something helpful here. Shelley Button is using and sharing her horse manure and we particularly like her idea […]

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Next Generation Flower Carpet Scarlet

Win Flower Carpet Roses!

Looking for an easy-care solution to your garden this summer?   If so, you’ll want to enter our contest to win 3 Flower Carpet roses! Flower Carpet rose (the original “eco-rose”) requires no fancy pruning or spraying and it blooms for months at a time.  Winner of over 25 international awards for disease resistance and easy-care […]

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Pergola garden

How Landscaping Can Help Sell Your Home

It’s April and For Sale signs are popping up like tulips on front lawns around the country. Sure, you’ve been told that that landscaping makes a difference, but just how much? “Yes, charm sells,” says Brian McKiernan, a broker at RE/MAX in Glenview, Ill. “Landscaping makes the whole house and surroundings go together.” Looking at […]

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Tulips opening

Spring – the Gorgeous Beast

I just can’t understand why ancient pagans were so terrified that Spring might not rock up after Winter? They obviously lived in fear – that the snow and grey skies would stay forever – and so they organised themselves to prevent the unthinkable. They busily dragged tree limbs inside to worship (ok, many of us […]

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Tropicanna is an ideal plant for large and small water features or ponds.

Tropicanna is perfect in ponds

Tropicanna® cannas are ideal in ponds and water features, adding an exotic touch. However, for ultimate success, it’s important to follow these 4  easy preparation steps. 1)  Planting in Water Features and Ponds Carefully remove your Tropicanna from it’s original pot and rinse off soil. If the plant isn’t root-bound you can re-use the same […]

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seed storage containers

Spring Clean and Save Money on Garden Prep

Before heading out for garden supplies this spring, shop your pantry, closets, garage and attic. Repurpose common household items and save money as you declutter.  Some ideas: Yogurt containers Stack two or three of the same size and drill or punch three holes in the bottoms. Add potting mix, a few seeds and some more […]

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