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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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GROWING FOOD

Growing 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 pumpkins vertically, using a strong…

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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 growing garlic is so easy. 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 to…

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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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GROWING FOOD

When to Harvest Your Fruits and Vegetables

When to harvest 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. Knowing when to harvest your fruits and vegetables is very important. Why is it Important to Harvest at the Right Time? You will have tastier fruits and vegetables Your crops will be more attractive…

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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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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Teacup Bouquet

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 favourite things to use is a pretty tea cup. I love collecting small flowers to fill up a tea cup to the brim with colour…

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GROWING FOOD

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. If you have a veggie garden, start growing Asian greens. You can cook asian greens to make healthy stir fry and side dishes or eat them raw in…

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GROWING FOOD

Growing Strawberries in Containers

Growing strawberries in containers

There is nothing like a fresh grown strawberry. Store bought strawberries simply cannot compete for flavour with a strawberry grown in your garden. But not everyone has a garden. Not a problem as growing strawberries in containers works out extremely well. Growing Strawberries in Containers – How To Container Benefits: Picking your berries is much easier if you raise your…

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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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