The Importance of Mulching

The technique of mulching contributes to the health of plants by regulating soil temperature, conserving moisture, preventing soil erosion and suppressing weed growth. Mulch keeps plants cleaner too, and with clean leaves, photosynthesis rates are not impaired. Mulch acts like … Continue reading

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Let Nature Guide Your Garden Design

One of the first places to look for garden design ideas is in the natural habitats created by Mother nature. A walk along a trail whether meadow or woodland will reveal trees, shrubs, plants and ground cover arranged to create … Continue reading

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May Garden Highlights and Tasks

Northumberland Master Gardeners would like to share what they like best about their May Gardens and some of the tasks that they are planning to accomplish. Tanya Crowell tells us that the big activity in her garden this spring is … Continue reading

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Adding Native Plants to your Landscape

You have probably heard and read a lot lately about adding native plants to your landscape. Before we continue, let’s establish what a native plant is. A native plant is a plant that grew in the region prior to European … Continue reading

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LIST OF PLANTS RECOMMENDED BY TATTOED GARDENER

LIST OF PLANTS RECOMMENDED BY TATTOED GARDENER Syneilesis aconitifolia Jeffersonia Dubia Deinanthe caerulea, Spigelia marilandica, Podophyllum pleianthum,   CLEMATIS Freckles – tiny flowers difficult to grow Empress – Raymond Evison Avant guarde Crystal Fountain Tie Dye – Jacomanii Vienella Clematis … Continue reading

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Paul Gellatly: “The Tatooed Gardener”

Known as the “Tatooed Gardener” Paul Gellatly has a significant presence on facebook and Instagram, with millions of followers. His presentation for NMG centered on two themes. Firstly, he talked about design principles and then he recommended his favorite plants … Continue reading

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