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Amazing Flowers for your Garden

Amazing Flowers for your Garden with Sensible Gardening

After visiting several nurseries this weekend I am once again amazed at the amount of different plant materials that are available for us gardeners. Why then, do I often go home, season after season, with many of the same plants I’ve grown before? It’s simple really, I had success. I always enjoy trying a few new cultivars and species but…

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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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Touring the Garden in Mid Summer

Daylilies at Sensible Gardening and Living

This is the time of year that the heat really pours on around here, and we will not likely see a drop of rain for a very long time. It’s a stressful time for the garden and the gardener. Many gardeners feel that that this time of the gardening  season is the worst for their gardens, many blooms have come…

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Nepeta faassenii ‘Dropmore Blue’

Nepeta growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

Nepeta is a genus of many species of mostly perennials.  Ornamental Nepeta is often called catmint but should not be confused with the catmint that cats adore. The drug of choice for cats is Nepeta cataria (catnip). Looking similar but it is larger and more loosely formed with white flowers that have purple spots. The Nepeta I like to grow…

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