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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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Gardening In October, Things To Do

Gardening In October, Things To Do

Here it is, more than halfway through the month of October and I haven't posted this page of garden chore reminders, yet. Luckily the weather was great for gardening, and the leaves have only tentatively fallen. We also have had one of the earliest snowfalls (where...

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September Garden Chores

September Garden Chores

I was so busy putting together the more permanent seasonal garden guides, that I almost let the September chores post go by, and after I'd mentioned it in the newsletter, too! But just by the skin of my teeth, I am getting it ready as we go into the transition of...

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My August Chores

My August Chores

August always seems to come unexpectedly fast and move on even faster. It is all psychological, of course, but the end of summer is in sight and there is plenty to do. No more of the "lazy days of summer" feelings of July. This has been such a cool and wet summer...

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July Garden Chores

July Garden Chores

Gardening In July It took awhile, but Ohio has heated up and is in full blown summer season mode. What does that mean here? Heat and humidity, the bugs and plant diseases that like to accompany those conditions and weeds growing, like, well, weeds! First tip for this...

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Buddleia Bushes, The Butterfly Magnet

Buddleia Bushes, The Butterfly Magnet

Premier Plant for the Butterfly Garden Buddleia davidii So attractive to butterflies that its common name is "Butterfly Bush", the group of shrubs bloom throughout the summer and lend a graceful note to the garden. The nectar filled, conical inflorescence of flowers...

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June Chores 2013

June Chores 2013

I know a cardinal rule of gardening in Ohio is to plan vacations during times other than the height of the planting season. My bad habit of breaking rules has taken the reins once again, but I was so happy with our family road trip that it was completely worth it....

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May Chores 2013: Time To Get Out The Gardening Tools

May Chores 2013: Time To Get Out The Gardening Tools

It has a been quite a cold spring in many areas of the country, and Ohio, while fluctuating wildly, has had cooler weather for most of April. That is usually a time filled with gardening, but I have delayed most of my chores to May. This May is turning out to have...

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Fancy A Forsythia?

Fancy A Forsythia?

The Forsythia Shrub, Is It For You? It is the season for forsythia in the sun and shadow days of April showers. Mine is blooming full and fair this year, with its shining golden presence in the midst of verdant green of mid-spring. But with Ohio's late propensity of...

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How To Train Pyracantha

How To Train Pyracantha

Pyracantha is a stiff, thorny, strongly upright shrub, and one of the best ways to grow it is as an espalier or trained into an upright shape.

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March Garden Chores

March Garden Chores

For Gardeners, March spells spring. This is the beginning of our growing season in Ohio: the trees bud, the bulbs begin blooming, the ground becomes open, the warmer winds struggle with the cold ones. It is time to take our garden tasks seriously, if we had left off...

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Buddleia Bushes, The Butterfly Magnet

Buddleia Bushes, The Butterfly Magnet

Premier Plant for the Butterfly Garden Buddleia davidii So attractive to butterflies that its common name is "Butterfly Bush", the group of shrubs bloom throughout the summer and lend a graceful note to the garden. The nectar filled, conical inflorescence of flowers...

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Blue Sky Flowers

Blue Sky Flowers

Heavenly Blue Come Down Into The Garden I was traveling the Highway in an area of the Western United States and looking down below me at a home in the desert (to my Ohioan eyes) on to a patch of shimmering blue shining from a circle in the yard. This oasis of blue sky...

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How To Transplant Peonies

How To Transplant Peonies

ay is the time when Peonies begin to bloom, and we start wondering "How to plant this beautiful plant in MY garden?" Why Plant a Peony? It is full of fragrant bloom for spring and the foliage remains...

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How To Train Pyracantha

How To Train Pyracantha

Pyracantha is a stiff, thorny, strongly upright shrub, and one of the best ways to grow it is as an espalier or trained into an upright shape.

read more
A Garden of Simples, Growing Medicinal Herbs

A Garden of Simples, Growing Medicinal Herbs

Herbs are useful food, medicine, and flavorings, and have time proven properties. Warnings are necessary because proper knowledge is needed when taking even the most natural source of medicine. More and more findings about spices and herbs show that these are indeed healing plants

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Learn From The Experts: Gertrude Jekyll

Learn From The Experts: Gertrude Jekyll

Formidable in her time, Gertrude Jekyll has had an immense impact on modern gardening. Her name is still venerated even when her writings and what remains of her garden designs might be unknown to most gardeners. Of the many gardens she designed, some sources report...

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Flower Garden Design Keeps Curb Appeal In The Pink

Flower Garden Design Keeps Curb Appeal In The Pink

For Your Pink Flower Garden Design Plants And Ideas: A pink flower garden design, does that sound too much like something a little girl would dream up? Boring or a bit too precious? Pink monochromatic gardens have plenty of interest, are versatile and sophisticated if...

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How To Make A Fairy Garden Terrarium

How To Make A Fairy Garden Terrarium

If you live in a cold climate, you know that for at least half the year (from October through May) frost threatens the garden. And if you have grown to love your outdoor fairy garden -or simply have a hankering to create a miniature garden inside your home, a...

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More Faerie Garden Resources

More Faerie Garden Resources

A Fairy Garden Curation To collate all the resources I've been making and collecting, an index of fairy garden links seems in order! Instead of this article I decided a complete permanent page was an easier way to find the many tutorials, creative ideas and articles...

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Learn From The Experts: Russell Page

Learn From The Experts: Russell Page

“I have always tried to shape gardens each as a harmony linking people to nature, house to landscape, the plant to its soil. Everything that distracts from the idea of a unity must go.”Russell Page, The Education of a Gardener, 1962 One of the pre-eminent...

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