margaret Slope Management
April 26th, 2012
by margaret

It seems in any property there’s always a trouble spot, the eyesore, or the area you want to build a six-foot fence in front of and never look at again. While I’m a firm believer that any problem area can …

Jeanne Iris for the Home Garden
April 25th, 2012
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by Jeanne

Growing iris is fairly easy if you select a good location for the rhizomes (the root part that you plant.) Bearded iris are the large, showy, colorful iris flowers most people think of when they think of iris. There are …

margaret Fruiting Plants
April 23rd, 2012
by margaret

The taste of fresh fruit from your own garden is a joy unlike any other and never grows old, no matter how many years you’ve been gardening. While not everyone has room in their backyards for an orchard, you can …

amy Earth Day In The Garden
April 22nd, 2012
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by amy

This was going to be a post about how to celebrate Earth Day. Once I sat down to write, it became clear that every day was Earth day, when one is working in the garden. We as gardeners are a …

janet Virginia Bluebells
April 19th, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark The true-blue color of the Virginia bluebell lands this woodland flower at the top of my must-have list. Besides their beautiful color, I love bluebells for their longevity- they bloom for up to three weeks- and because …

strawberryflower
by Jeanne

If you love to grow strawberries, spring is the best time to accomplish several tasks related to strawberry bed preparation and care. Strawberries are relatively low maintenance small fruit crops and easy to grow. They do, however, require yearly maintenance …

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by Michele Miller

With the beautiful weather and all the work that calls us out in to our yard, who wants to spend extra time in the kitchen? That’s where a good old crockpot comes in handy. Just toss everything in, turn it …

margaret Supporting Plants
April 16th, 2012
by margaret

As leaves fill out in spring and blooms open to reveal vibrant colors in our gardens, it’s a little too easy to sit back and relax. While we want to enjoy the view of a thriving landscape job-well-done, it’s important …

Lilacs
by amy

Lilacs in bloom, are a sure sign that spring is on the way. Almost everyone loves the delightful scent of fresh lilacs. It is too bad that the season for them is so short. If you are lucky enough to …

Michele Miller Garden Tonic
April 14th, 2012
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by Michele Miller

  You know how you have all these great ideas for your lawn? Maybe you make a list of what you want to get accomplished — or perhaps you just know what you want to do and hop to it. …

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