GARDEN KNOW HOW

They Call it Mellow Yellow

Yellow Rudbeckia at Sensible Gardening and Living

If you have a few years on yourself you will no doubt remember the song by that title. I can’t remember who sang it but it was a huge hit. The garden seems to go through stages of colour from spring through to fall. Early in the season my garden is full of softer tones of pinks and blues and somehow…

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Favorite Fall Perennials

Favorite Fall Perennials with Sensible Gardening

Just as we enjoy perennials that bloom in spring or summer, there are also perennials that are in their full natural glory in the fall. Growing steadily all summer they wait until early or even mid to late fall to bloom. By planting these cultivars in your garden you will extend your garden season. When spring and summer bloomers are…

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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Mini Cake Pan Floral Decor

How to Make a mini cake pan garden with Sensible Gardening

It is so hot here now I really can’t do much in the garden, except to keep it well watered. The weeds and perennial cut backs will just have to wait for cooler days. I ended up cleaning out a few kitchen drawers of all things and ran across some mini loaf pans that I once used to make individual…

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Early Fall Garden Tour

Echinacea at Sensible Gardening and Living

Here we sit at mid September in glorious heat and sunny skies. It won’t last forever so I took a long stroll around the garden to see what was still looking great. Many things are still blooming even if they look a bit tired. Other plants however are still really going strong, and the blooms are as fresh as ever.…

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Sedums

Sedums with Sensible Gardening and Living

Sedums, often referred to as stonecrop, are one of my favorite garden plants. Probably because they are so tough for my relenting garden conditions of poor soil and drought. With so many different cultivars to choose from I can use them as ground covers, in the rockery, in containers and perennial borders. Sedums are hardy succulents, and store water in…

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