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Quick Guide for Climbing Roses

Quick Guide for Climbing Roses with Sensible Gardening

Climbing roses make a beautiful addition to any garden. Nothing looks quite as lovely as a beautiful rose climbing over a trellis, pergola, fence or arbor. Climbing roses are dense enough to create privacy, shade or to hide unsightly areas but to be effective they must be healthy and produce lots of flowers. Too often climbing roses are left to…

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6 Steps to Healthy Roses

Six Steps to Healthy Roses with Sensible Gardening and Living

Anyone can have beautiful, healthy roses by following a few basic care steps. Roses are not carefree plants, but by following a few simple rules you can have lush, healthy roses.   STEP 1 / FERTILIZE Fertilizing is really so simple but does so much: roses will reach their full size roses will produce more flowers plants will stay healthy plants will…

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HERITAGE STYLE GARDENING

Heritage Style Gardening with Sensible Gardening. How to create the cottage look.

Heritage style gardens typically look as though they were planted a long time ago. Often older homes and farmsteads are graced with such gardens, filled with many old fashioned, hardy perennials and shrubs. Although a bit harder to pull off in a new modern looking house and yard, this style of garden can still be successful. Early in your planning…

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Easy Tips on How to Prune Roses

Tips on how to prune roses with Sensisble Gardening. Removing the fear.

For some reason, the chore of pruning roses often creates feelings of anxiety with gardeners. Like anything else however the more you practice the better you will become. Your first step is to learn a few basic skills and  knowledge, then take it from there. I’ve simplified the process to help take some of of the mystery away and help…

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Spring Tips – What Not To Do

Crocus: Spring Tips..What Not to do with Sensible Gardening and Living

  With slightly warmer temperatures and a few periods of sunshine over he last few days, our snow cover has really retreated. It’s always a bit amazing how fast that blanket can be replaced with soggy, leaf cluttered earth. For the first time this season I had my garden snips in my hand and took a long stroll throughout the…

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