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Gardening In Raised Beds

Raised beds built along the property line between neighours. It serves as a community garden between the two families, taking advantage of a full sun location and sharing both watering tasks and harvests. As you think about gardening next spring, … Continue reading

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Good Bones

Black and white photos of your garden show very clearly¬† areas that need added texture, height or contrast. We tend to think that gardening is over at this time of year. Usually we have everything put to bed and mulched … Continue reading

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Fall Care For Peonies

  Peony Mary Eddy Jones Peonies are tough plants that can survive some pretty adverse conditions¬† but a little care changes surviving to thriving. Fall care is important. Autumn is the best time to plant bare root peonies and the … Continue reading

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Garlic: Planting, Growing and Harvesting

This is a picture of hard necked garlic taken, July 3, 2020. The scapes have been removed and eaten. The leaves have not started to yellow at this point. You will see lettuce and green onions growing at the base … Continue reading

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Garden Tasks For August

Liatris also known as blazing star, looks spectacular in the August garden. It is a north american wildflower that is an attractive addition to the flower garden. It makes an excellent cut flower and as you can see from the … Continue reading

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Best Shrubs for Three or Four Season Interest

The panorama of the natural world is sublime, but becomes so much more meaningful for us when we interact with it. In the garden, we interact more readily with plants when they show interesting characteristics that attract our attention. Green … Continue reading

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