GARDEN KNOW HOW

Growing Seed Heads

Growing Seed Heads with Sensible Gardening

When choosing plants for our gardens we tend to focus on those that will provide us with outstanding flowers or amazing foliage. What we sometimes neglect to think about are the plants seed heads. Growing seed heads will supply you all the material you need for crafting and making beautiful floral projects. Many plants produce very attractive seed heads going…

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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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DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Super Speedy Fall Decor

Speedy Fall Decor with Sensible Gardening and Living

Everywhere I look these past few days I see reminders that fall is right around the corner. Decided  to give the porch a little up lift by gathering up odds and ends I had lying around and combining them with my yearly fall planter that Chris brings home every September. Sometimes to pull it off all we need is one…

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Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)

Pasque flower with Sensible Gardening

One of my favourite spring flowers is the pasque flower, sometimes called Prairie Crocus by northern gardeners. I love everything about this plant, the open faced blooms, soft fuzzy fern-like foliage and silky seed heads. Pasque Flower Pulsatilla is easy to grow in average soil with good drainage, it even grows in my sandy soil. It is drought tolerant and…

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