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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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Our Late Summer Blooms

Fall Flowers at Sensible Gardening and Living

It always amazes me how suddenly every year the end of August brings a new feel to the garden. Nights are cooler even if days are still quite long and hot, many perennials are finished blooming and annuals are looking a bit tired. One good thing is that the weeds have slowed down as well, and it’s a little easier…

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Amazing Hydrangea Paniculata

Hydrangea Paniculata at Sensible Gardening and Living

Yes, it is an amazing hydrangea. Most hydrangeas require humous rich soil, lots of water and at least partial shade. That’s pretty much everything I don’t have in my garden. The hydrangea ‘aborescens’ and ‘macrophylla’ are gorgeous shrubs with their huge heads of pink and blue blooms, but are not suitable for many areas which tend to be hot and…

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