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They Call it Mellow Yellow

Yellow Rudbeckia at Sensible Gardening and Living

If you have a few years on yourself you will no doubt remember the song by that title. I can’t remember who sang it but it was a huge hit. The garden seems to go through stages of colour from spring through to fall. Early in the season my garden isĀ full of softer tones of pinks and blues and somehow…

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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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