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Natural Gardening

Latest Post: August 22, 2019
Seeing hummingbirds still, here in Quebec

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When I was still at the botanical garden where I used to work, I so enjoyed Journey North, both for tracking hummingbirds and monarchs, but also reporting my sightings. I was delighted to sign in (on a different account and location here in Quebec) to report that we're still seeing hummingbirds....
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Garden Rant

Uprooting the Gardening World

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
A Desperate Grasp at Redemption From One Struck Down by...

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“There are peaches to be eaten warm from the brick of the wall they are grown against, peas picked off the tendrily plant and shucked straight from pod to mouth…tomatoes waiting to release their own musty muskiness as teeth break their skin.” This, I was informed by my friend Marianne Willburn in...
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Chiot's Run

A chronicle of an organic life.

Latest Post: August 20, 2019
Harvesting Poppy Seeds

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I grow a lot of breadseed poppies here, they seem to spring up every summer. They bloom beautifully, so I only pull the ones that are in locations where I simply can’t allow them to grow. The rest of them get to grow wherever they germinate, which seems to be everywhere. This year I’ve had […]...
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Garden Therapy

DIY Garden Projects, Yummy Recipes, & Crafty Goodness

Latest Post: August 19, 2019
All About Alliums

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Alliums are wonderful, unique-looking plants that come in a ton of different varieties. Their vibrant globe-shaped flower heads stand out in the garden, and their seed heads make a stunning display.... Please see the full article on https://GardenTherapy.ca
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Growing with plants

Gardening tips,garden design, organic gardening, cut flower ideas,...

Latest Post: August 18, 2019
It's Just Art. Curating Botanic Harmony and Some Common...

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Just as an artist creates a composition, what we choose to grow and how we combine it with others in the garden is As with the arts (music, fine art, or any human creative endeavor), horticulture combines many fascets of influences to get to a new creation. It also involves talent, learned...
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Digging

Gardening wisely & beautifully in a hot climate

Latest Post: August 14, 2019
Provence lavender fields and rosy Roussillon

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Summer in Provence -- what do you think of? Fields of lavender and sunflowers, sun-washed hill towns, buzzing cicadas, hot days and cool nights, a glass of wine at a small table along a cobblestone street? Yes, yes, and yes. … Read More The post Provence lavender fields and rosy Roussillon...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: August 9, 2019
Native rye, Oh you beautiful thug!

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Perhaps thug is too strong a word for this lovely grass, after all, it's not too difficult to transplant. I really do like this grass. It has an interesting loose structure which fits nicely into a jam packed garden like mine. But, there's the rub! When do you pull it out? Certainly not once those...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: August 9, 2019
Native rye, Oh you beautiful thug!

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Perhaps thug is too strong a word for this lovely grass, after all, it's not too difficult to transplant. I really do like this grass. It has an interesting loose structure which fits nicely into a jam packed garden like mine. But, there's the rub! When do you pull it out? Certainly not once those...
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Serenity in the Garden

A garden blog about plants, gardens, landscape design ideas and...

Latest Post: August 9, 2019
A Hummingbird Magnet-VERMILION BLUFFS® Mexican Sage

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Mexican Salvia - Vermilion Bluffs®   Do you want Hummngbirds to live in your garden next year?  Well, hummingbirds love red and they love salvia flowers. So next spring plant the hardy  Vermilion Bluffs® Mexican Sage ( Salvia darcyi 'Pscarl').   This 4 foot tall, easy to grow, perennial is a show...
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Shawna Coronado

Making a Difference Every Day

Latest Post: August 6, 2019
Best Stonecrop or Sedum Growing Tips

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Stonecrop, or Tall Sedum, is a species related to the groundcover creeping sedum, yet its height makes it significantly more versatile in the landscape. It is a terrific ornamental succulent that can be used in xeric and drought-tolerant perennial beds. Stonecrop has various shapes of leaf and...
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my Gardening 411

Latest Post: July 29, 2019
Garden Parties

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There is nothing more fun and enjoyable than a garden party. From birthday celebrations to anniversary occasions; an outdoor setting provides the perfect backdrop. It seems to enhance the jovial atmosphere and creates a real positive […]
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Cold Climate Gardening

Hardy plants for hardy souls

Latest Post: July 25, 2019
Canada Anemone, My Frenemy

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Every gardener does it at some point: deliberately plant something in the garden that turns out to be a thug that takes years to remove--if ever. Read on to learn more about the plant I'm struggling with.
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A Corner Garden

Latest Post: July 25, 2019
Mountain Mints

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There are several kinds of mountain mints, and I seem to have a collection of a number of them.  It has been amazing to go out and see what all insects are feeding from the blooms all day long!  The first four photos are narrowleaf mountain mint.  It isn't getting as many visitors as the others,...
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