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Spring – the Gorgeous Beast

I just can’t understand why ancient pagans were so terrified that Spring might not rock up after Winter? They obviously lived in fear – that the snow and grey skies would stay forever – and so they organised themselves to prevent the unthinkable. They busily dragged tree limbs inside to worship (ok, many of us […]

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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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10 easy ways to use “carpet” or groundcover roses in your landscape

I planted some bare root Flower Carpet® roses last month (in May). They’ve already got buds on them, ready to bloom! Here are the Flower Carpet Amber roses I planted in masses, to knit together into a low-growing blanket along a walkway next to my house: Despite near-record rains for the month of June here, I’m happy to report that these disease-resistant roses’ […]

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