Archive for June, 2011

What does “partial sun” really mean?

Ever wonder what constitutes “full sun” “partial sun” and “partial shade”? This article explains it.

Continue Reading June 17, 2011 at 10:40 AM Leave a comment

Viburnums Viburnums VIBURNUMS! (What’s not to love?)

The viburnums are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting. Among their characteristics are variation in size from 2 to 30 feet, varied growth habits, excellent foliage, striking and fragrant flowers, showy fruit and interesting winter appearance.

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My yard looks like a cut-rate garden center!

It ever ends for us dedicated Gardeners!

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Baptisia australis

It can be the centerpiece of your sunny border!

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. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet
wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive
Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be
planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprisedof White Larkspur. Each Star is
24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to
contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each,
for a total of more than 2 million flowers.

Continue Reading June 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM Leave a comment

Groundcovers for shady areas

Other options include planting a shade-tolerant groundcover such as pachysandra under the trees where grass is not growing well, or by replacing the grass under the tree with mulch.

Continue Reading June 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM Leave a comment

How to Build an Arbor with Built-in Benches | The Family Handyman

Build this simple seating/planter/arbor project to create a quiet, private space in your yard or on a deck. It provides shade and comfort as well as a welcome screen from neighbors. You can install it on an existing patio or build it on your deck.

Continue Reading June 4, 2011 at 5:37 AM Leave a comment

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