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Signs of Spring

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Well, well, well. It’s about Blooming Time! I think most of us were beginning to think that spring would never show up, but slowly it has been creeping up on us. Where ever you garden, there are certain signs that signal spring has arrived. Some things get fooled, like snow covered crocus, but others never do. Growing native on our…

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Why I Love Ornamental Grasses

Why I love ornamental Grasses with Sensible Gardeniing

Of all the different plants I grow in our rather inhospitable garden, I get the best bang for my buck from the ornamental grasses. Once planted, they go from season to season, year after year requiring almost nothing from me. Once planted they develop into gorgeous clumps within a couple of years and continue to mature and improve with time.…

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Carex – Spring Blooming Grass

Carex spring grass growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

I use ornamental grasses quite extensively in my garden as many are great drought tolerant specimens. I also find them to be easy care and pest and disease free. Most of the grasses I grow are fairly large types that bloom in the fall, ripening off into gorgeous colors which I leave standing for my winter garden and the birds.…

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