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Growing Annual Containers

Bright orange dahlias at Sensible Gardening and Living

I promised myself this spring that I was going to try much harder to make my container plantings a success. I started with fresh soil, fertilized regularly and hardly ever let them get dry. This was a big deal for me as I get so side tracked and busy out in the main garden that I often forget about the…

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Gardening in Gravel

Gardening in Gravel at Sensible Gardening and Living

The idea of gardening in gravel is not a new idea. With concerns of water conservation, the whole concept of dry land gardening or xeriscape has become very popular, and gravel gardens lend themselves perfectly to these ideas. Not to mention the Japanese have been using gravel gardens for centuries in their contemplation gardens. The physical attributes of gravel make…

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Touring the Garden in Mid Summer

Daylilies at Sensible Gardening and Living

This is the time of year that the heat really pours on around here, and we will not likely see a drop of rain for a very long time. It’s a stressful time for the garden and the gardener. Many gardeners feel that that this time of the gardening ┬áseason is the worst for their gardens, many blooms have come…

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