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Shade Plants Put on a Show!

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Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade. Almost all spring bulbs work in …

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Get Your Garden Back to its Roots by Incorporating Native Plants!

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Lured by the gorgeous new offerings each season in glossy garden catalogues and magazines, you might be tempted to choose plants not well suited to your area – an expensive and time-consuming error. High-maintenance plants, artificially kept going by herculean efforts and costly fertilizers, can also be discouraging as they often do not survive. More and more, amateur and professional …

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Butterfly Gardens: Bring Winged Beauties to Your Yard

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Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area. A container garden consisting of a few carefully selected bushes and flowering plants may be all it takes to attract these …

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Fragrant Gardens Can Make Your Life Heavenly

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Fragrant gardens are becoming very popular with home owners. Human beings are very sensitive to smells, both pleasant ones and unpleasant ones. We use all kinds of means to dispel the smells from our bathrooms from using spray scents to deodorants to ceiling exhaust fans. At the same time, the number of fragrances available in perfumes is enormous, not just …

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September Gardening Tips

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Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, bareroot perennials and bulbs. Start pansy & viola seed for bloom next spring Watch your compost pile. This is a good time to add an activator for brown leaves & lawn trimmings Check your lawn for grub activity. Sure signs are brown patches of lawn with turf that you can peel …