Category Archive: Garden Design

Best Perennial Plants for Summer Color

Summer is here and it’s time to plant and enjoy the beautiful flowers that blossom during the heat of the season. A perennial plant is one that remains in the ground for two or more years and ultimately gives a garden its character. Most perennials spread readily, filling out gardens and providing a show of …

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How You Can Recreate Beatrix Potter’s Garden With Modern Plants

Beloved by so many and for such a long time, Beatrix Potter has left behind a legend that inspires wonderment in people all around the world. Her desire for a harmonious relationship between people and wilderness was easy to see in her gardens and in her many literary works. Creating your garden around what she …

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How to Create a Wildflower Garden

In today’s gardens often populated by geraniums, roses, and zinnias, wildflowers can provide a simple and graceful flair. Almost any garden or landscape can be beautified by their presence. Not only are wildflowers easy to grow but they possess a natural resistance to pests, disease, and harsh climates. They can survive in clay soil, nutrient …

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Herb Garden Plants – Spice Up Your Food, Your Health, and Your Life

When we mention herbs, many of us will immediately think of Basil, Chives, Thyme, Sage… Indeed they are among the most popular herbs. Having said that, did you know that besides their ability to spice up food, these herb garden plants are treasured for their scent, beauty and healing power as well? Culinary Herbs. First …

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How to Grow a Year-Round Italian Herb Garden

The Italian cuisine is among the most celebrated around the world. In fact, one of the secrets to Italian cooking is the use of fresh herbs. That’s right – you can be a great Italian chef if you have these herbs handy anytime, and what else is easier if you have your very own Italian …

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How Growing an Aromatic Lavender Hedge Can Be Good for You and Your Garden

There are very good reasons why growing lavender has been so popular with generations of gardeners and farmers. Perhaps the most important reason is that it has a beautiful, fragrant smell. When it flowers we are all immediately reminded of summer, and in many places around the world flowering lavender is cause for celebration. But …

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The Importance of Garden Hedges

The new fashion for planting hedgerows is reversing a trend which has been witnessed over the last few decades. Hedgerows are ancient structures originating in the Bronze Age. The Romans planted hedgerows to create enclosures for stock and the practice continued to some degree through the centuries that followed. During the century between 1750 and …

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Vegetable Rotation Using A Crop Rotation Chart Yields More Abundant Harvests

You may wonder whether vegetable crop rotation is even important in a normal backyard garden. However, long years of trial in organic gardens has shown vegetable rotation to have many benefits, many of which cannot be calculated. Probably the greatest benefit is how it balances the soil and reduces diseases in the soil, especially important …

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Design your dream garden on a budget

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a landscape architect to add major impact to your garden this spring. Try these simple and affordable tips to get it looking beautiful in no time: Fun fences. Are you faced with a concrete wall? Put up a trellis or two for an instantly dramatic and …

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