GARDEN KNOW HOW

Nurseries

Shopping for plants with Sensible Gardening and Living

In recent years there have been great changes in the manner in which  nursery plants are sold. Unfortunately many of the big box stores have entered the trade, and with their huge buying powers have made it almost impossible for many small private nurseries to stay alive. The big stores flood the market with mostly “same o same o” boring…

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English Gardens

English Gardens with Sensible Gardening and Living

The term English flower garden tends to conjure up for most of us a free flowing, random abandonment of plants. Although there are many much more formal English garden styles, I think I will concentrate on the more free spirited style of English cottage garden flowers. The English flower garden is an informal combination of many plant types. Annuals, perennials…

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How to Grow Cedar Hedges

How do I grow cedar hedges? Before you spend too much time and energy on this question make sure you really want to, or should grow a cedar hedge. Growing a cedar hedge is a long term proposition and to be successful must be planted in the conditions suitable to growing cedars. Typically cedars are water hogs, so if you…

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