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Are you just starting on the adventure of creating your own home landscape? Are you looking for fresh ideas and a new perspective to improve your property? There are lots of ideas here for those who answer “yes” to either of those questions. Find home garden landscaping articles, plant information, and “how-to” garden skills that a homeowner needs to make their dream garden a reality.

Landscaping is certainly an art and requires a certain amount of know-how, but it is entirely in the capability of the average homeowner to accomplish a very attractive landscape with only the desire to plan it out and put some effort into it. In many ways it is like that other domain of home ownership: interior decoration.

Yes, many hire professionally trained experts to design and purchase the furnishings, but there are also many of us who enjoy doing the job ourselves.

Landscaping your yard is composed of the same elements of design and color that rooms within the house utilize. With reference to the information you need as you plan and then plant your yard, you will gain your own set of skills and master the art.

And the garden is, thankfully, very forgiving.

 

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Moon Gardening

Moon Gardening

Whether you simply like the moonlight shining upon your garden, a specific garden for such nights, or learn the old lore of gardening by phases of the moon, you might be interested in a little moon lore. This page will introduce you to a little more about...

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Thérèse Bugnet Rose

Thérèse Bugnet Rose

Therese Bugnet Roses For Old Fashioned Beauty In my garden journal I wrote: A word about the Thérèse Bugnet Rose. It is a very beautiful, hardy, fragrant, full blooming rugosa rose. That is a picture of it at the top of the post. Most years it is simply covered with...

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Willow Tree, Gracefully Weeping

Willow Tree, Gracefully Weeping

Willow trees grow fast, but that is not the main reason to grow them. The main reason is their graceful presence in the landscape. I planted my first willow trees five years ago, and that one is now among the largest trees on the property. It creates a sense of...

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Pink Oriental Poppies

Poppy Power Originally uploaded by Stuart's Photos Not just orange red, but with a number of beautiful variations in color. I'm writing th enext article on the beautiful perennial, Papaver orientale. These have been favorites since childhood, and they are at home in...

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The Color of Brick and Your Flowers

The Color of Brick and Your Flowers

I've seen a lot of interest in trying to choose attractive plantings for a brick home. This is related to the general choices of creating harmony between the house and the landscape. Just as certain garden styles match certain architecture, so certain colors of bloom...

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Fringe Trees, Fragrant and Fluttery

Fringe Trees, Fragrant and Fluttery

My first introduction to fringe trees was through the writings of Helen Van Pelt Wilson. Descriptions of their fragrance and delicate bloom exposed Wilson's obvious love for her dooryard addition of a fringe tree, as she extolled the all-season beauty of these small...

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White garden, Sissinghurst

White garden, Sissinghurst

White garden, Sissinghurst Originally uploaded by jillyjally Making a post on white gardens, this represents a quintessential example of what can be created with white flowers and gray foliage. Using contrasting plant forms and textures creates a rich fabric of...

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Redbud Tree, the Understory

Redbud Tree, the Understory

The redbud grows to about 20-30 feet, although most I’ve seen are much smaller even with time. It probably depends on its growing conditions. It tends to vase to dome shaped, and most have bright pink, pea shaped flowers and persistent pods fluttering from the branches. The flowers start as tiniest little pink slippers of bud, then expand into deeper rose…just the color many old fashioned roses. They stand out brightly in the spring landscape, and look especially lovely with companions of dark evergreens and white blooming viburnums.

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Pyracantha, Friend or Foe?

Pyracantha, Friend or Foe?

The Firethorn Shrub Choice The firethorn bush, Pyracantha coccinea 'Mohave', grows clambering up my house and I love it. I wouldn't be without this prickly shrub, but it is quite wicked with long thorns all along branches that are stiff and very sharp, and shows no...

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How to Start a Home Garden

How to Start a Home Garden

Gardening 101 Gardener's Recipe: One part soil, two parts water, and three parts wishful thinking If you have a yard, or a piece of ground anywhere, you can create a garden, but what kinds of things do you need to know? If you have the information you need you will be...

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