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7 Tips for Beautiful Gardens in Small Spaces

Splashes of colour break up green, provide variety, contrast and focal points. Try sowing both annuals and perennial flowers. e.g. cosmos, hydrangeas, sunflowers and marigolds. You don’t specifically have to plant flowers though. A wide range of herbs and vegetables have beautiful flowers too. These include: chives (purple), spring onions (white), dill (yellow), thyme (pale pink …

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Conditioning Cut Flowers in 10 Simple Steps

If you have a garden, you have access to lots of materials to use in fresh flower arrangements! Instead of deadheading and tossing into the compost, try to save flowers for arrangements by harvesting when they are fresh and the flowers have just opened. The more you cut, the more blossoms …

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How to Grow a Three Sisters Garden

Have you heard about three sisters gardens and wondered what was up with them? While the three sisters garden is an ancient Native American gardening practice with some spiritual belief behind it, you don’t need to be Native American to grow one in your home or community garden. What is a …

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4 Ways to Improve the Soil Quality in Your Garden

One of the best ways to have a beautiful garden is to build healthy soil. Your plants rely on soil for nutrients, oxygen, water and much more. If your soil isn’t balanced and healthy, your garden won’t have much chance of success. Follow These Simple Tips to Learn How to Improve Soil …

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The Top 5 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

It’s easy to grow pretty plants in those sunny spots outdoors, but what about the shadier areas in your garden? These five shade-loving plants don’t need a lot of sunlight, but they certainly shine brightly just the same. Use This List Of Shade-Loving Plants To Aid In Your Garden Planning This …

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