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5 Rose-Buying Tips

Along with the arrival of spring comes tons of rose promotions. It’s easy to be tempted by gorgeous advertisements, beautiful plant display photos and catalog images. But before making your rose purchase, it’s important to take a number of things into consideration. 1) What is your climate like? Although most roses perform in a variety […]

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Simple Lawn Alternatives

Back in the day – when drought was a new concept to many gardeners – our lawns were a given. It was as if the very definition of a garden included a lawn by default. In those golden times, a minority of gardeners in extremely dry locations may have had creative landscapes without a lawn, […]

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Winter Chills and Spring Thrills in the Garden

  This season spring seems to be running a little later than normal in Melbourne, Australia and, like many gardeners, I am impatient to see it arrive and for a burst of color to explode in the garden. Fortunately, the colder-than-normal start to spring has allowed me to enjoy extended blossom times on the flowering […]

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