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Winning Garden Decor Inspirations

Winning Garden Decor Inspirations with Sensible Gardening.

The garden is a personal display of its creator, the gardener. Whether intentional or not, our gardens represent and disclose the personality of the gardener, which is why no two gardens are ever the same. In the same manner we decorate our homes, adding a little decor directly into our gardens creates added interest, personality and just plain fun. If your crafty…

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#PB Colour Our World Orange

Colour our World Orange at Sensible Gardening

It’s colour of the month again and fitting for October is the colour Orange. The fall blesses us with many richly toned jewel colours, of which orange is one. I confess that orange is not my favourite colour, yet nature has a way of making even me enjoy it in the garden.   Enjoy the posts below, we have orange…

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Bulbs Deer Hate

Bulbs deer hate with Sensible Gardening.

Gardening with deer has it’s headaches and bulbs are one of them. The spring garden comes alive with bulbs and not to have them is a real shame. There are some bulbs that deer won’t touch and over the years by trial and error I’ve gotten to know which ones they are. Fall is when we plant most of our…

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#BB Color Our World Black

Color Our World with Sensible Gardening

I joined in with a few other blogging friends of mine and we decided to do a monthly post on a specific color. The color of choice for September was black. We all blog about the garden and home, each of us with our own personal slant. It should be fun and many different great ideas will come your way.…

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Gardening with Black

Gardening with Black with Sensible Gardening. 50 named cultivars for you ro choose from.

Flowers in nature create many wonderful colors, but black is not one of them. Unfortunately the pigments flowers use to create the color for their petals simply do not produce black. Hybridizers have been working on this for years and and have had some pretty good success. The reality still is however, that flowers termed as black are really very…

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Delightful Shasta Daisies

Not just any ordinary daisy. All about Shasta Daisies with Sensible Gardening.

An old fashioned perennial border plant, shasta daisies were once listed under Chrysanthemum, but more recently are listed under Leucanthemum. This wonderful plant bears large white flowers that can be single, double or semi-double along with a prominent yellow eye. The single-flowered varieties tend to be a bit hardier than the double-flowered ones.   These easy to grow hardy flowers…

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Amazing Flowers for your Garden

Amazing Flowers for your Garden with Sensible Gardening

After visiting several nurseries this weekend I am once again amazed at the amount of different plant materials that are available for us gardeners. Why then, do I often go home, season after season, with many of the same plants I’ve grown before? It’s simple really, I had success. I always enjoy trying a few new cultivars and species but…

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Growing Daylilies

The scoop on how to grow great daylilies at Sensible Gardening and Living

Of all the flowers I grow , by far my passion is for daylilies. Often termed the perfect perennial, daylilies are hardy, easy to grow and amazingly beautiful and varied. Daylilies are really an easy care perennial and a few basic routines go a long way. When and How to plant daylilies: Daylilies are best planted in spring or fall…

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Clematis Confusion

A simple approach to pruning clematis with Sensible Gardening

Clematis are hard to beat for adding beauty to your garden in surprising locations. You can grow them up a wall, trellis, arbor, gazebo, fence or even a tree. They make stunning ground covers spilling over rocks, tree trunks and garden walls. From early spring straight through to late fall there are clematis suitable for growing. It’s when we have…

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Focal Points in Your Garden

How to Use Focal Points to create a great Garden with Sensible Gardening

Often the only difference between a nice garden and a great garden is the simple use and addition of garden focal points. Something that draws our eyes in, grabs our attention or perhaps even surprises us. Focal points can be developed in several different ways. You can use plant material, natural pieces from nature, man made garden art objects and…

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Reasons To DIG Your Garden

Reasons to Dig your garden with Sensible Gardening

You don’t have to look very hard before you find miracle garden advice on “no-dig” gardens. It’s made to look so easy, effortless and “instant”. Well, often if it sounds to good to be true it is just that. Don’t be fooled. Digging garden beds is an ancient practice and for good reasons. Advantages of the Digging Method when Preparing…

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Reliable Plants For Hanging Baskets

Reliable Plants for Hanging Baskets with Sensible Gardening

I’m already thinking about what I want to do for the veranda this year and I’m leaning towards more hanging baskets. Our nurseries are always full of gorgeous, ready made hangers but they come at quite a price. One thing for sure, there is an enormous selection of plants suitable for hanging baskets offered every year in our greenhouses. I know…

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