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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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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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Deer fencing

Oh deer . . .

Oh deer…….. In the Willamette Valley we have slugs.  Big slugs, little slugs, speckled, red, banana, leopard, you name it.  They’re the biggest pest most of us have and we have the most disgusting remedies to rid our gardens of them.  I actually ate one last year in an organic salad……OMG! But for me, the […]

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Closing the Garden

December Gardening Chores

Add December gardening chores to your holiday list, says Growing Wisdom’s Dave Epstein  This time of the year can be sad for many of us in the northern latitudes as winter slowly arrives.  I find myself looking at the yard for remaining signs of life and those hints of spring that will emerge in 12 long weeks.  […]

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Kids working in school gardens

Green Thumbs Make Better Thinkers

“Green Thumbs Make Better Thinkers.” That was the headline of a featured article in this past Sunday’s (Aug. 8, 2010) edition of Australia’s Sunday Herald Sun. It was sent to me by Anthony Tesselaar, head of Australia’s Tesselaar Plants. “Spending time gardening,” read the feature, “is linked to improved reading, writing and numeracy skills in children, reports a new United Kingdom study.” […]

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