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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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Colouring the Garden

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The use of colour in the garden is a very powerful tool. Different colours evoke different emotions in people, which leads to colour preferences. When we visit a garden or take a good look at our own, what we often notice first is the way in which colour has been applied. Gardens often change their primary colours through out the…

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Double Flowering Plum

Double Flowering Plum at Sensible Gardening and Living

This spring shrub is absolutely gorgeous for about 2 weeks in spring. Double Flowering Plum ( Prunus triloba ‘Mutiplex’) literally explodes with double pink blooms. An averaged sized shrub growing to about 8 feet tall and wide and requiring very little prunning as it keeps it’s shape well. It starts to bloom on leafless branches and by the time the…

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Corydalis lutea Update

Corydalis Lutea with Sensible Gardening and Living

This plant continues to amaze me. After a nice warm week the last 10 days or so have been cold and rather miserable. My Corydalis seems not to care and has continued growing at a rapid rate just the same. From nothing to so much in just a few short weeks! How can you not love this plant?!  My spring…

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