GARDEN INDOORS

Indoor Plants for Hot Sunny Windows

Indoor Plants for hot, sunny windows at Sensible Gardening

All plants require light for survival, but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. South facing windows give at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day. In summer season this light can become scorching and harmful to many plants. Nature is however, always adaptable and there are some indoor plants that can withstand these intense conditions.…

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GARDEN INDOORS

19 Best Low Light Indoor Plants

19 Best Low Light Indoor Plants with Sensible Gardening. Liven up those dark corners.

All living houseplants require some light, but some grow very well with very little. Our homes and offices can benefit greatly by having living plants as part of the decor, and to help clean the air we breath, however many rooms have minimal natural light sources. If you read that there are plants that will grow in your home with…

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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Easy & Thrifty Door Swag

How to make an easy and thrifty Christmas Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

I’m finally getting around to putting up a few Christmas decorations. With several boxes of ornaments stored in the basement I decided I wouldn’t buy anything new this year. Not that easy to do as the stores are brimming with such great stuff! Rather than make my usual wreath for the front door I decided on something a bit easier…

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GARDEN INDOORS

17 Easy Flowering Indoor Plants

17 Easy to Grow Flowering Houseplants with Sensible Gardening

The gardening season is over in my neck of the woods, so my green thumb must move indoors. I find working with plants so pleasurable and relaxing, that to go a whole winter without them would just not be possible. Indoor plants are the next best thing for me. I love the way they fill a room with natural beauty, aromas and…

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GARDEN KNOW HOW

#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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GARDEN INDOORS

Remove Toxins with Beautiful Houseplants

Remove Indoor Toxins with Beautiful Houseplants by Sensible Gardening. Clean the air you breath!

Sad but true, science tells us the air quality in our homes is not what we would like it to be. Unfortunately, the air we breath indoors in our homes is often less healthy than the outdoor air. How can this be? It appears that so many of the products used to build our homes and the products we use…

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GARDEN KNOW HOW

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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GARDEN KNOW HOW

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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GARDEN KNOW HOW

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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GARDEN KNOW HOW

#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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GARDEN KNOW HOW

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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GROWING FOOD

Growing Orange Pumpkins

Growing orange pumpkins with Sensible Gardening.

Pumpkins are a type of tough skinned winter squash and require a long, warm growing season to reach their full potential and to completely mature. They also require a lot of garden real estate. Pumpkins can grow into 20 foot vines but around 12 feet is average. If your garden space is limited, try growing your pumpkins vertically, using a…

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