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Digging

Gardening wisely & beautifully in a hot climate

Latest Post: April 18, 2019
Woodland tapestry: Jay Sifford’s garden of foliage, art,...

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In Charlotte, NC, last weekend, I visited the garden of designer Jay Sifford. I arrived under leaden skies and drizzly rain, but the garden sparkled with raindrops, its tapestry of colorful foliage glowing in the dim light. I knew immediately I was in for a treat.… Read More The post Woodland...
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Natural Gardening

Latest Post: April 18, 2019
Crested Iris (Iris cristata)

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Iris cristata is a favorite in our spring garden;  we had large patches in our Piedmont garden, thanks to one of my favorite SC Botanical Garden volunteers. Here's a post from 2010 that I wrote about him (and how I appreciated that he shared his Iris cristata with us). The small clump that we...
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Garden Therapy

DIY Garden Projects, Yummy Recipes, & Crafty Goodness

Latest Post: April 17, 2019
Starting Veggie Seeds: Soil Temperature is Key!

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One of the most rewarding ways to grow your own vegetables is to start them from seed, plus it’s a great educational experience for kids big and small. Root veggies like carrots, beets and radishes... Please see the full article on https://GardenTherapy.ca
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Garden Rant

Uprooting the Gardening World

Latest Post: April 17, 2019
Tulips For A Cause

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  Botanically speaking, I suppose most horticulturists don’t do much with tulips in their home gardens. Despite a history rife in treacherous explorations which brought a plant from the dry eastern Mediterranean to low-country Holland, most horticulturists are on to other things. They dismiss the...
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Serenity in the Garden

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

Latest Post: April 13, 2019
Great Native Shrubs: Fothergilla 'Mt Airy and 'Blue Shadow'

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I adore Fothergilla gardenii Mt Airy. (wonderful photo of fothergilla leaf from Quercus Design blog) Fothergilla is native to the Appalachians, is deer resistant  and sports fragrant, honey scented, early spring flowers before the leaves come out. The flowers are white, short bottlebrush spikes...
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Chiot's Run

A chronicle of an organic life.

Latest Post: April 11, 2019
Monet’s Giverny

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Our first evening in France found us at Monet’s Giverny garden. We stopped by late, which ended up being perfect because all the tour buses were just leaving. It was early spring, so the gardens were filled with the flowering bulbs, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and more. The primroses were...
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my Gardening 411

Latest Post: April 1, 2019
4 Effective Ways To Improve Your Soil Quality

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Good soil is the foundation of any successful garden. If your soil isn’t good quality and you’re experiencing problems with it, you’re not going to be able to get anything to grow. The problem is, soil […]
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Shawna Coronado

Making a Difference Every Day

Latest Post: April 1, 2019
How To Grow Purple Broccoli

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Purple broccoli is a positive anti-inflammatory food to consume if you are trying to lower inflammation, eat more roughage, and to generally keep your system moving. As a person with degenerative osteoarthritis I have learned that certain foods seem to help me relieve inflammation more than...
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Growing with plants

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

Latest Post: March 27, 2019
Create An Original Spring, Indoors and Out

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New spring. growth on pomegranate trees in the greenhouse emerges very early, even have a freeze. It's often our first sign on spring. Trees can be kept on a very cold porch or even in a garage bare all winter and rather dry if the temperatures don't drop below 20 degrees. Their new growth always...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: March 27, 2019
Wildflower Wednesday: White Trout Lily

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Welcome to Wildflower Wednesday and a celebration of one of my favorite spring ephemerals, the White Trout Lily. Erythoniums is a genus of Eurasian and North American plants in the lily family. Of the nearly 25 species found in North America (mostly in western USA)  only 4 are found in Tennessee. ...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: March 27, 2019
Wildflower Wednesday: White Trout Lily

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Welcome to Wildflower Wednesday and a celebration of one of my favorite spring ephemerals, the White Trout Lily. Erythoniums is a genus of Eurasian and North American plants in the lily family. Of the nearly 25 species found in North America (mostly in western USA)  only 4 are found in Tennessee. ...
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Cold Climate Gardening

Hardy plants for hardy souls

Latest Post: March 25, 2019
A Garden Bed Grows Up: The Evolution of a Flower Border

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Spring is right around the corner, and I've been going through photos of the garden bed adjoining our back deck. My, has it grown up--but it also needs tinkering. If you're looking for some flower power to get you through mud season, c'mon over and check this post out. Who knows? Maybe you'll get...
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