GARDEN KNOW HOW

Spring Garden Cleanup

spring garden cleanup with Sensible Gardening

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes a busy time, spring garden cleanup. 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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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Creative Fence Updates

Many a garden, especially those in urban areas, are surrounded by a fence of some sort. Many fences are very attractive and other not so much and could benefit with DIY creative fence updates. Gardeners usually inherit the garden fence from previous owners. Fences are a major expense in the garden and it is often not possible to tear one…

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Perennials for Winter Wow

winter garden plants with Sensible Gardening

Fall clean up is an important part of garden tending. Messy, fallen over perennials need to be cut down, finished annuals should be removed and weeds should continue to be pulled and controlled. There are some plants however that are best left alone. I call these my winter garden plants as they give interest to your otherwise barren winter garden.…

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Snow Gardening

Winter gardening with Sensible Gardening

For most of us winter takes up about 1/4 of our gardening year. That’s a long time for the garden not to be looking it’s best. A well planted and accessorized garden however will look great even in the depths of the winter season. We often talk about the beauty of the human form as having good bone structure, such as…

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Why I Love Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses with Sensible Gardening

Of all the different plants I grow in our rather inhospitable garden, I get the best bang for my buck from the ornamental grasses. Once planted, they go from season to season, year after year requiring almost nothing from me. Once planted ornamental grasses develop into gorgeous clumps within a couple of years and continue to mature and improve with…

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