GROWING FOOD

Guide to Growing Garlic

Your Guide to Growing Garlic with Sensible Gardening

Fall is garlic planting time and what I like is that garlic is so easy to grow. You can use garlic sets that are available at the garden centre or farmers market, or save a few of your best bulbs from the previous season. It’s best not to plant bulbs from your grocery store as they have often been treated…

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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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When to Harvest Your Fruits and Vegetables

How to Harvest Your Fruit and Vegetables with Sensible Gardening

Seeding, sowing and growing, many hours of hard work. You’ve been nurturing your plants for weeks and want to get the best rewards from your efforts. Why is it Important to Harvest at the Right Time? You will have tastier fruits and vegetables Your crops will be more attractive You will receive more nutrients from your crop You will prevent…

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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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Flowering Teacups

Flowerin Teacups with Sensible Gardening

Part of the fun of growing flowers is having a wonderful assortment of blooms and greens for making bouquets. You can create a beautiful bouquet in just about anything that will hold water. One of my favorite things to use is a pretty tea cup. I love collecting small flowers to fill up a tea cup to the brim with…

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Growing Asian Greens

Growing Asian Greens with Sensible Gardening

Asian greens make for a versatile and easy crop to grow in your garden. Loaded with calcium, vitamins A, C and K, asian greens make a great addition to your daily diet. You can cook them to make healthy stir fry and side dishes or eat them raw in salads. You should consider growing Mizuna, mibuna, nappa cabbage, Chinese broccoli,…

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Growing Strawberries in Containers

Growing delicious strawberries without a garden with Sensible Gardening

There is nothing like a fresh grown strawberry. Store bought strawberries simply cannot compete for flavor with a strawberry grown in your garden. But not everyone has a garden. Not a problem as strawberries grow exceptionally well in containers. Container Benefits: Picking your berries is much easier if you raise your containers above the ground. No more bending down to…

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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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