Archive | February, 2015

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Easy Homemade Body Butter

I don’t know about you, but up here in Vermont we are in the midst of a real New England winter. For my family, that means dealing with very dry skin, of course our pellet stove doesn’t help the situation. My latest experiment has been to create the most luxurious, super-soothing, all natural body butter.  […]

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Low Maintenance Landscaping in New Hampshire

Steve Mitchell, owner of Natures Elite Landscaping of Guilford New Hampshire, knows the importance of implementing low maintenance landscape designs. With the unique weather and temperatures that one must endure in New England, it does not take long to figure out what works and what doesn’t. One of Steve’s “go-to” plants is Flower Carpet rose… […]

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Flower Carpet – 20 Years Young

Normally at this time of year I tend to focus my blog post on the key horticultural industry show –  IPM Essen – held in Germany. Once again I dragged myself away from the beach with sun, surf and fun in Australia to attend the show.  However this year, rather than write about what is new […]

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Why You Should Plant a Hedge

Why did planting a hedge drop off the gardener’s to do list? Could it be because hedges have a reputation for being high maintenance thanks to all that clipping, guided by a string line and template. Look it up if you want to know how to achieve a finish where the hand of man is […]

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