Tag Archives: garden design

Mulch Alternatives Around Trees

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  Volcano mulching continues to be an epidemic in the landscape. This got me to thinking, if we cannot get people to avoid mounding mulch up against their trees’ trunks, maybe we should do without mulch all together. Gasp! I …

The Sensory Garden

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Fair warning: If you were to do a quick Internet search on sensory gardens, you may be a bit overwhelmed. Sensory gardens are often designed to stimulate the senses of young children; to highlight a particular sense, such as smell …

Always Make Room for Orchids!

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Yellow fringed orchid is a perfect fit for gardens that are never dry. Also known as orange plume, this plant adapts best to wetlands, moist meadows and wooded areas. Reaching a mature height of 40 inches, yellow fringed orchid produces …

We Love Viola ‘Sunny Jim’

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Chances are you have been driving by the nurseries to see if the first flowers have arrived. There is no surer sign that spring is at our doorstep than the arrival of violas. We love PlantHaven’s new offering, ‘Sunny Jim’. …

Planning the Spring Edible Garden

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Before you plant, before you map out the garden, before you even start buying seeds, there are a few things to take into consideration when planning your new spring edible garden. Time: Responsibilities outside the garden can change from year-to-year. …