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October 2014

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Reclaiming Garden Privacy

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Reclaiming Garden Privacy

Garden privacy you don’t miss it till its gone, to steal a couple of lines from counting crows song “Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you got till it’s gone They paved paradise and put up a parkin’ lot” Well it wasn’t a parking lot that stole our garden privacy  I […]

Sunday

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October 2014

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The 9 Basic Rules of Peony Care

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Types of Peony Flowers

Rules of Peony Care 1)The first rule of peony care is that established Peony plants  should be fed in early spring and perhaps again half way through their growing season. 2)The second rule of peony care is that  established peonies should be treated with a moderate amount of a complete fertilizer, Apply fertilizer to the […]

Tuesday

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October 2014

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Controlling Pests in your Garden

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Controlling Pests in your Garden

Cultivating the garden of your dreams is often side-railed the first morning you step out to admire your garden and notice small, slimy, scaly, crawly things all over your plants. Although this can send any backyard gardener into a tizzy, it is important not to overreact. Keep in mind that not every insect is a […]

Tuesday

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October 2014

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Types of Peony Flowers

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Types of Peony Flowers

A Little Botany, Never Hurts Anyone. When you receive a plant catalog or visit an online plant house or database are you some what confused with the different botanical terms sometimes used there such as genus species and hybrid  I know I am but if you look at it as if it were a family […]

Monday

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October 2014

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Chinese Peony Festiva Maxima

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Chinese Peony Festiva Maxima

Peony Flower Festiva Maxima  ( Paeonia lactiflora) Festiva Maxima is a sweet scented  double blooming  peony that has been grown in home gardens for over 150years. It is a favorite of peony experts and gardening novices alike as it produces  beautiful fragrant showy blossoms, faithfully each June with very little effort on the part of the […]

Monday

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October 2014

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How to Attract Birds to your Yard

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How to Attract Birds to your Yard

You can easily provide a bird sanctuary right in your own backyard! All it takes is some research, patience and elbow grease. You can begin cultivating your garden and landscape to lure in lovely song birds, who will call your garden home within the season. Check out your Current Plantings You can begin transforming your […]

Sunday

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October 2014

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

You’ve cared for your garden all year, taking the time to fertilize, mulch, plant, water and prune your lovely garden specimens, so why stop now that winter is on its way? Late fall can be a very busy time for many gardeners, as this is a prime time to clean up, cut back, mulch and […]

Thursday

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February 2014

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Choosing Organic Pest Control for your Garden

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Choosing Organic Pest Control for your Garden

Going organic in your garden has never been easier. There are a number of organic solutions to pesky insects which eliminate the need to use synthetic chemicals on our plants. Chemical pesticides have been found to destroy the natural composition of the soil, leach into the water system, and enter our bodies when we eat […]

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March 2013

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Creating a Wildflower Garden in your Own Backyard

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Creating a Wildflower Garden in your Own Backyard

Wildflower gardens can provide a gorgeous, unexpected surprise in your otherwise structured garden. Wildflowers are often more difficult to grow than regular annuals or perennials, yet the pay-off is great. Wildflower gardens provide food for insects, birds and butterflies, thus providing you with a lovely focal point in your backyard. How wildflowers like to grow […]