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Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses

From a new line of David Austin breeding 
Now, American rose lovers can enjoy two delightful new David Austin English roses available by mail order. The two varieties are ‘Princess Anne’, a cerise pink fully-double rose …

Fall Planting for Fall Blooms Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

Three species that offer instant gratification
Planting bulbs in fall is usually about anticipation of spring blooms. But there are a few fall-planted bulbs that actually offer near instant gratification. The Big Three are Colchicum, …

It’s Time Now to Prepare the Garden for Winter and Spring Blossoms Three new plants introduced by Heronswood Nursery for 2011 It’s Time Now to Prepare the Garden for Winter and Spring Blossoms Three new plants introduced by Heronswood Nursery for 2011

Soil preparation is the most important step in growing a successful garden, and fall is the perfect time to prepare a new garden spot.
An easy way to convert lawn space to a garden or flower …

Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space

Follow these expert tips
Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon spent many years and covered many miles searching for the fabled “fountain of youth.” Fortunately, you don’t have to go to those lengths to find a special …

Pink Flare Hibiscus might be too Gaudy for Some, but not for Texas Pink Flare Hibiscus might be too Gaudy for Some, but not for Texas

By Robert Burns
Texas AgriLife Research Center
In the mid-1990s, Dr. Sam McFadden of Somerville, Tenn., a well-known plant breeder, developed a hibiscus whose color he didn’t like, one whose gaudiness actually embarrassed him a bit, according …

Garden Trends and To-do’s Garden Trends and To-do’s

By Gayle Mensch
With Summer officially here, it’s time to revitalize that garden. So, put on your garden gloves and join in the fun because “gardening with a purpose” is taking root.
The purpose may be to …

Gaining Value by Gardening Gaining Value by Gardening

Home Gardening Provides Benefits For More Than Just The Home
A volatile economy and rise-and-fall real estate market have flipped the switch for many homeowners to become avid Do-It-Yourselfers, especially when it comes to gardening. Part …

Pergolas Pergolas

Create An Outdoor Space That Offers Moderating Sun And Shade By Choice
In early times, backyards were mere utilitarian areas. By 1950, these spaces were popular for entertaining, featuring grills and folding lawn chairs. More …

Oxalis: Clever Clovers Also Known as False Shamrocks Oxalis: Clever Clovers Also Known as False Shamrocks

Plant world’s “little engine that could”
Here’s a bit of luck for gardeners who’ve flipped for Oxalis, the small rounded lucky clover plants also known as wood sorrel or false shamrock.
Oxalis come in colors galore, with …

Easy Elegance Roses Easy Elegance Roses

A tour of the 2010 Easy Elegance® Rose garden showcases these popular, easy-growing roses in all colors and sizes. Zone 9-hardy plants are available at better garden centers across the area. One new variety adaptable …

Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

Who doesn’t love spring? Flowers bloom, trees bud and bright songbirds return to the area. The renewed resurgence of radiant life may make you want to get in on the action.
But if gardening isn’t your …

Hydrangeas Hydrangeas

With a colder-than-usual winter behind us and spring bursting into bloom, home gardeners are salvaging what they can from the winter freezes and filling in with new plants where necessary.
For colorful blooms that last from …