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Daylily Blooms

How to have daylilies bloom all summer. What you need to know with Sensible Gardening.

Daylilies are the perfect perennial in many ways. Easy to grow, easy care and tough as nails. If they have a downfall it would be that each flower stays true to its name, and does just bloom for one day. Most daylilies bloom early in the morning, lasting through the day to fold up and end in the late evening. How…

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Say Good-bye to Mosquitoes

Say good-bye to Mosquitoes with Plants at Sensible Gardening

Normally we have very few problems with mosquitoes in our area, but this year has been an exception. For what ever reason these little monsters are doing very well and can quickly ruin an evening sit on the veranda. You can buy many different commercial products to deter them however none of these are agreeable to my senses. In an…

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Gardening in Flower Pots

Easy tricks for gardening in pots with Sensible Gardening and Living

Gardening in flower pots, or more recently known as container gardening, has become increasing popular over the last few years. Many people are now living in smaller spaces as in townhouses or on smaller city lots where space is limited. As well, a potted flower garden adds great appeal around a small water structure or a pool area. Front doors,…

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Spring Garden Cleanup

Spring Garden Cleanup with Sensible Gardening. 10 Steps to an Easy spring cleanup.

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes a busy time in the garden. I’m alway glad that I did as much fall cleanup as I could because it sure makes the spring workload easier.  Over the years I’ve developed a system for the spring clean up to help it move along as easily as possible. Here is my game…

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They Call it Mellow Yellow

Yellow Rudbeckia at Sensible Gardening and Living

If you have a few years on yourself you will no doubt remember the song by that title. I can’t remember who sang it but it was a huge hit. The garden seems to go through stages of colour from spring through to fall. Early in the season my garden is full of softer tones of pinks and blues and somehow…

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Annual Succulents in Pots

Annual Succulents in Pots with Sensible Gardening.

Succulents will be popular again this gardening season and it’s no wonder. With such a wide variety to choose from along with their easy care this should come as no surprise. With my own hot and dry exposure they are the perfect plant for me to grow in pots. Last summer I potted up a couple of containers with succulents…

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Cheerful and Cheap Garden Containers

Cheerful and Cheap Garden Containers with Sensible Gardening. Recycle, go junking, bring out the paint can and get creative.

Growing plants in containers is effective for all types of gardening endeavours. Naturally ideal for smaller gardens, balconies and decks, containers are also highly effective in larger plantings to fill in gaps with a punch of colour, create interest in off seasons, hide an eyesore area, add tender plants that are difficult to grow in the ground, or add light…

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5 Top Posts for 2016

5 Top Posts for 2016 with Sensible Gardening

As the year closes it’s always fun to look back over the year and see what was most enjoyed by you, the readers. I rounded up your 5 favourite posts for 2016. Take a look, you just might have missed one of these, or perhaps you would enjoy another read. 17 EASY FLOWERING INDOOR PLANTS THE SCOOP ON GROW LIGHTS…

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#PB Colour Our World Brown

Colour our World Orange at Sensible Gardening

Where does the time go? Here we are already at the end of November with Christmas just around the corner! This month we have chosen to feature the colour brown. Not my favourite colour, but brown is a staple neutral tone and one found in nature and gardening in multiple ways. Our group called Project Beautiful has created a series…

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Chocolate Brown Gardening

Using Chocolate Brown plants in your garden with Sensible Gardening

Not the most usual colour in plants, brown adds a touch of mystery to the flower bed. Normally a rather unassuming colour, brown in flowers and foliage stands out when grown among the brighter tones in the garden border. It almost adds a touch of class to plantings and a sense of style to containers. The slightly unusual always draws…

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Growing Seed Heads

Growing Seed Heads with Sensible Gardening

When choosing plants for our gardens we tend to focus on those that will provide us with outstanding flowers or amazing foliage. What we sometimes neglect to think about are the plants seed heads. Many plants produce very attractive seed heads going into the late summer and early fall garden season. Some of us are neat freaks and get busy…

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