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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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Favorite Fall Perennials

Favorite Fall Perennials with Sensible Gardening

Just as we enjoy perennials that bloom in spring or summer, there are also perennials that are in their full natural glory in the fall. Growing steadily all summer they wait until early or even mid to late fall to bloom. By planting these cultivars in your garden you will extend your garden season. When spring and summer bloomers are…

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The Fall Walk Around

Fall Garden at Sensible Gardening and Living

Like it or not, the cooler temperatures of fall have taken their toll on the garden. The season has definetly changed and with it comes the glorious autumn colours. The best colour change I’ve ever seen was on a trip through eastern Canada and the US one fall years ago. Since our natural flora is one more of pines and…

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Late Summer Chores

Fall at Sensible Gardening and Living

It seems that as quick as it arrives as quick it starts to go. I garden in a very definite four season climate with very hot summers and relatively mild winters for Canadian standards. No matter how hot the days still are the evenings come late August start to cool off quickly, and there is a smell to air that…

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