Archive | December, 2013

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Using Texture in the Garden

Color and shape play a key role in the garden, but we often forget about the role of texture in garden design. Plant textures vary from very fine and airy to coarse, with a whole range of textures in between.  As we’ve seen in earlier posts on garden design, texture can refer to both the […]

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10 Simple Gardening Tips and Tricks

Whether you’re an old pro or learning what colour your thumb is, we have 10 tips and tricks to help you enjoy gardening. There’s nothing more rewarding than time spent gardening and we’re here to help you spend it wisely and to save a bit of money as well! 1. Use soap to prevent dirt […]

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Using Fine Foliage in Garden Designs

Looking for new gardening ideas? One of the hottest up and coming trends is using fabulous foliage in the garden for season-long interest and color. Here are four easy ways to incorporate foliage into your landscaping and container gardening. Consider Color “Color is the best jumping-off point to start your new adventure,” write Karen Chapman […]

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Edible Landscaping Can Be Easy

You may be intimidated by the long stalks and colorful bushels that spring from the fruits and vegetables of your neighbor’s garden plots. Planting, picking and preparing your food sounds like a demanding process, but after you’ve done it once, it quickly becomes second nature. And the only thing that feels better than the satisfaction […]

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