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Using Native Plants

Going Native in the garden with Sensible Gardening. How to use native plants.

Why Use Native Plants? The trend in gardening is to use more native material ,which I’m all for. When you use native plants in your garden you have plant material that can survive without your intervention. Much less work for the gardener and definitely good for water conservation. This all goes back to “right plant-right place” gardening philosophy. It’s not always possible to…

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Dry Land Wildflowers in Early Spring

Balsam at Sensible Gardening and Living

As spring unfolds it won’t be long before our wildflowers will be popping up all over. Apart form the cultivated area of our small farm there are several acres of untouched or “virgin” land, which we cherish. This area is primarily made up of Ponderosa Pine with little undergrowth besides grasses, a few small shrubs and wild flowers. Our farm…

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