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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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5 Easy Plants To Root From Cuttings

5 Easy Plants To Root From Cuttings

An easy way to increase plants is to root cuttings. Here are five plants that are so easy to root that all you have to do is stick a cutting in water and you will get a nice new rooted plant. Interested in trying this out? 5 Easy Plants You Can Root Just take a...

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February Garden Chores For 2013

February Garden Chores For 2013

February in Ohio is the prime month to plant seeds indoors. Getting a headstart on such plants as tomatoes and pepper, as well as many blooming annuals. Check the seed packets for the best time schedule needed for that specific variety, but many plants can be started...

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January Garden Chores For 2013

January Garden Chores For 2013

January arrived with the steep drop in temperatures that I had come to expect from a lifetime in Ohio. What wasn't normal was the second highest amount of snowfall in December history for this area of the country. Unexpected, but welcome. Not only did I get a chance...

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December Garden Chores For 2012

December Garden Chores For 2012

This being an unusually mild December for Ohio, all the garden chores of November are possible in this month as long as the mild temperatures and good weather hold. Of course, Christmas preparations may not leave as much time for this window of good garden weather,...

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November Garden Chores For 2012

November Garden Chores For 2012

November is often your last chance to do serious garden work in Ohio. If you haven't readied your mowers and tools for winter storage, don't delay, because November is apt to bring cold rainy weather and sometimes drops a snowy winter storm that would make garden...

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October Garden Chores

October Garden Chores

October in 2012 is beautiful in Ohio, and this month has brought much needed rain to the area. The ground and temperatures are still fine for planting bulbs, so hurry to the stores and get your selections. If you have Grape hyacinths (Muscari spp.) you will notice...

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September Chores In The Garden

September Chores In The Garden

This September is looking to be one of the best in memory. The temperatures and weather just seem perfect, and if we continue to get soft rains in a timely way, along with cooler than normal temperatures the new planting and fall vegetables should grow on their own...

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August Chores, Garden Work During Dog Days

August Chores, Garden Work During Dog Days

Task Reminders As in July's Chore list, all the tasks that hot and dry conditions create will be first and foremost in this month: mulching, weeding, watering. When the temperatures hit in the 90's and the humidity climbs, working in the middle of the day becomes...

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July Chores Compiled For 2012

July Chores Compiled For 2012

Mid-summer Task Reminders Every July two things are sure in the Midwest: some of the hottest temperatures of the year will hit, and the garden will need attention to weeding and such tasks as dead-heading. Earlier in the summer it was a good idea to nip off the tops...

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Burr Oaks, Quercus Macrocarpa

Burr Oaks, Quercus Macrocarpa

The first oak species to profile, as a part of the oak tree series, would have to be the Burr Oak, Latin name Quercus macrocarpa. Why? Besides being an interesting and majestic tree, it is the one native to the area in which I now garden. A tree which thrives where...

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Fairy Garden Gallery

Fairy Garden Gallery

Recently I was out and about and looking at different fairy garden displays in local nurseries. The selection of plants and tiny furnishings, not to mention replicas of the fairies themselves has mushroomed. I hope you enjoy this gallery presentation. A delightful...

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Three Fairy Garden Plans

Three Fairy Garden Plans

A Fairy Garden Indoors, and a Fairy Garden Outdoors The Indoor Fairy Garden The Three Fairy Garden Plans: Indoor Fairy Garden Plants Outdoor Shady Fairy Garden Plants Outdoor Sunny Fairy Garden Plants Because an Indoor Fairy Garden is created to stay inside your home,...

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For Fairy Gardens: Miniature and Fine-Leaved Plants

For Fairy Gardens: Miniature and Fine-Leaved Plants

Leaves come in all shapes and sizes, and one of the ways landscapers describe the visual impact of leaf size is "texture". Surface texture of plants is made up of the combination of leaf size and how open or "airy" the plant may be in structure. Let's look at those...

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Country Garden Plants for an English Garden Style

Country Garden Plants for an English Garden Style

Country Flowers For American Gardens Colorful Blooms In The English Style Why "country garden" plants? What denotes a country rather than urban plant? If I were to write the definition for the comparison, it would center around the amount of care and attention a plant...

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Visit Public Gardens For New Ideas

Visit Public Gardens For New Ideas

One of the best ways to get inspired is to see an example of what you hope to accomplish. This is very true of landscaping. When you see a garden that has been created by someone with skill and a creative talent it is a sure way to get good ideas for your own yard....

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Landscape Interest: Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Landscape Interest: Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Landscaping With Chamaecyparis obtusa This is one evergreen you can count on to remain well-behaved by the house. How many times have you seen the common arborvitae, or large juniper shrubs outgrowing their given space, and looking awkward and overgrown? Too many to...

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5 Unusual Ornamental Trees

5 Unusual Ornamental Trees

These trees will provide a decorative accent that will become a real feature in your garden. They are Unusual in the sense of not commonly seen in landscapes, not in the difficulty of obtaining them. All five choices are hardy, smaller sized trees which grow in a wide...

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Fairy Garden Extras

Fairy Garden Extras

For those who love fairy gardens.... Fairy Garden Accessories There are three wonderful and enchanting things about building a fairy garden, one is the planning, another is the furnishing with plants and little ornaments, the final would be the many moments of fantasy...

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