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Forcing Spring Branches

Forcing Spring Branches with Sensible Gardening

The closer spring gets the antsier I become. I know checking for new growth everyday will not make it happen any faster but I can’t seem to help myself. My favorite greenhouse has reopened for the season and a trip there should help to take the edge off. If you are anything like me you need to find ways to…

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GARDEN KNOW HOW

Best Plants for Early Spring

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No sooner is the snow melted and a few tough and ready plants are ready to go. Within a few weeks they are up and out of the ground, in bud and blooming. After such a long winter their bright faces bring full joy to the gardener. There season may be short but they get things going, adding cheer to…

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GARDEN KNOW HOW

Yellow Forsythia Spells Spring

Forsythia at Sensible Gardening and Living

The first shrub to flower in our garden is Forsythia. Bright and brilliantly yellow it pops up all over town. What amazes me however is how very good or how very bad it can look. Some specimens are lovely, well shaped arching shrubs loaded with flowers. Others unfortunately are quite scraggly, weak flowered and basically very unattractive. When I decided…

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