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Spring Garden Cleanup

Spring Garden Cleanup with Sensible Gardening. 10 Steps to an Easy spring cleanup.

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes a busy time in the garden. I’m alway glad that I did as much fall cleanup as I could because it sure makes the spring workload easier.  Over the years I’ve developed a system for the spring clean up to help it move along as easily as possible. Here is my game…

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Best May Moments in My Garden

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I can hardly believe the month of May has just about passed us by. The garden really takes off in May and is actually my favorite month in the garden along side June. Everything is still so fresh, there are many shades of green complimenting each other and the flowering shrubs and trees are in their prime time. It’s warm…

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Gardening with Blue

Gardening with Blue Flowers at Sensible Gardening

It is often the use of colour that gives a garden its particular appeal, whether that be calming or startling. Colour is also that aspect of gardening the allows the gardener to unleash their personality and expression to creat a living work of art. How to use blue flowers: Of all the colors available blue flowers are often the most…

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The last of the Bearded Iris

Bearded Iris at Sensible Gardening and Living

This year has been an exceptional year for the Iris. They have never bloomed so strong and long for a very long time.  Since they lasted so long, they joined in with other blooming plants to create some wonderful new combinations in the garden, perhaps never to be seen again for a few years. That’s the fun of gardening. Even…

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Iris Germanica

Iris Batik growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

Probably better know as German Iris or Tall Bearded Iris. A great garden plant that is easy care and reliable. These Iris grow from around 2 feet up to 4 feet tall. Blooming in late spring they put on a spectacular show in a rainbow of colors and combinations. Iris ‘Batik’ Iris ‘Rock Star’   Pros: multiple color choices, hardy,…

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Dwarf German Iris

Dwarf Iris are Short and Stunning with Sensible Gardening.

The first iris to open are always the dwarf varieties. Low to the ground they are excellent for rock gardens, scree beds and borders. Such undemanding plants, cold hardy, drought tolerant and deer resistant. Perfect for my conditions. If you like to collect plants you can certainly have a fun time with iris. There are so many different cultivars to…

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