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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. Growing seed heads will supply you all the material you need for crafting and making beautiful floral projects. Many plants produce very attractive seed heads going…

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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 garden decor directly into our gardens creates added interest, personality and just plain fun. If your…

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Colour Our World Orange

Colour our World Orange at Sensible Gardening

Colour our world orange is fitting for October. The fall blesses us with many richly toned jewel colours, of which orange is one. I confess this 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 cooking, decor and gardening: Blooming Secrets takes you for…

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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 deer hate and they won’t touch them. Over the years by trial and error I’ve gotten to know which ones they are. Fall is when we plant most…

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Gardening with Black Plants

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

Flowers in nature create many wonderful colours, but black is not one of them. Unfortunately the pigments flowers use to create the colour for their petals simply do not produce black plants. 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…

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Shasta Daisies

Shasta daisies with Sensible Gardening. Find new varieties and how to grow info

An old fashioned perennial border plant, shasta daisies were once listed under Chrysanthemum, but more recently are listed under Leucanthemum. Bearing  large white flowers this wonderful plant can have single, double or semi-double flowers all 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 will…

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Growing Daylilies

Growing daylilies with Sensible Gardening

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 care techniques go a long ways. Growing daylilies is easy and most rewarding. Growing Daylilies – When and How to…

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Pruning Clematis

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

Garden focal points 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. Garden focal points can be developed in several different ways. You can use plant material, natural pieces from nature, man made garden art objects…

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Reasons To DIG Your Garden

Prepare garden beds 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. It is an excellent way to prepare…

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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 some…

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10 Tips for the Mature Gardener

Tips for the mature gardener with Sensible Gardening

Life can be strange sometimes, just when we have more time to enjoy our favourite pursuits, we are often moving into our more mature years. Even in good health, our bodies are not quite the same as when we were younger. Gardening is a very physical activity, especially hard on the back, hands, knees and shoulders. With a few precautions and…

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