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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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Come Again Perennials

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening. Tips on how to get your perennials to re-bloom!

Annuals are well loved mainly because they bloom all summer. Perennials on the other hand, mainly have one flush of flowers per season, then move into dormancy to perform again the following year. Many perennials will re-bloom a second time in the season if they are given the proper care. Not all are up to this trick but many are.…

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Perfecting the Perennial Border

Perfecting the Perennial Border at Sensible Gardening and Living

Perennial gardening is an art form, and when done properly creates a long lasting, long blooming, easy care, beautiful garden. There is much more to it than just plunking down a bunch of different perennial plants in the ground. There needs to be a plan, soil should be conditioned and plant material should be studied and well chosen for your site.…

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Plants for Winter Gardens

Ninebark at Sensible Gardening and Living

Yes, you read it right, a garden in the winter. Unless you live in the warm south you don’t usually think about what plants and perennials you would like for the winter season. With cold and snow on its way we like to clean up the garden and put it to bed for a few months. While all of that…

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