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Check out our collection of over 250 gardening and landscaping articles and posts. From tips and how-to’s to garden quotes and trends, we hope that you find some helpful information to make your gardening easier! We are always adding more so be sure to check back soon!

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Monarch butterfly on butterfly bush (image by Denise Pierce).

Plants attract birds, butterflies – and kids!

There goes my daughter, Maya, helping her “papa” (grandpa) feed the birds again. It’s a very important job for her when she goes over to visit – scooping the bird seed from the big plastic bins in his garage and carefully pouring it into one of the many bird feeders hanging from his front tree like so much ripe fruit. Now […]

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drought gardens

6 Great Ideas for Mediterranean Gardens in 2012

A couple posts back, I talked about hot garden trends for 2012. One of them was the movement toward Mediterranean garden style. The style, as explained by North Coast Gardening blogger Genevieve Schmidt, often features open and airy courtyards, light-colored, textured hardscaping such as mosaic walls, gravel beds or unglazed terra cotta pots. The style also is known for its low-growing, […]

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Small Water feature

3 Great Ideas for Small Water Features

In a previous post on Top Garden Trends for 2012, I mentioned how larger ponds are giving way to smaller water features, like this recirculating fountain featuring a hollowed-out boulder, designed by Sharon Coates and Bruce Zaretsky of Zaretsky and Associates design-build firm in Rochester, NY Sharon and Bruce also sent me other great images of […]

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Cemetery Plot in Italy

Life and death

My English teacher would feel very smug if she knew how much I write daily. And I thought I’d never have to put a sentence together once I’d left school! But I’ve been writing ever since. First it was bulb catalogues, then moved to all the other usual business stuff (plans, proposals, plant profiles, presentations, […]

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Bonfire Choc Red admired by children and adults!

Turns out gardening has some healthy side effects!

We know gardening makes us feel good, but did you know it can actually improve our health in many tangible ways? Here are some healthy “side effects” of digging in the dirt, according to Australia’s Nursery and Garden Industry (NGIA): Being around plants indoors helps people concentrate better at home and in the workplace. Studies show […]

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