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Gardening in Gravel

Gardening in Gravel at Sensible Gardening and Living

The idea of gardening in gravel is not a new idea. With concerns of water conservation, the whole concept of dry land gardening or xeriscape has become very popular, and gravel gardens lend themselves perfectly to these ideas. Not to mention the Japanese have been using gravel gardens for centuries in their contemplation gardens. The physical attributes of gravel make…

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Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina)

Lambs Ears at Sensible Gardening and Living

Some plants we grow because they have beautiful flowers, others smell great or taste even better. Then there are the plants that just plain feel good. Lamb’s ears is one of those. I often imagine what a bed of lambs ears would feel like. Obviously smaller creatures than I know the answer. Lambs ears forms a low carpeting mat of…

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Xeriscape Gardening

Terra Cotta Pots with Sensible Gardening and Living

The Xeriscape garden is a relatively new form of gardening and with that comes a lot of misunderstanding about just exactly what it  means. Just what is xeriscape? Is it water wise gardening, dry gardening or perhaps no water gardening? This short video I made will hopefully clear up some of the confusion. For video: