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For many states, Arbor day is the last Friday of April. But due to climate differences, many places host the annual tree planting day is at other times of the year. (Southern States, California, and New Mexico). So in preparation for National Plant a Tree Day (where ever and when ever), here are some considerations […]

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halesia tree by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com

Spring is such a treat.  It is so full of unique and beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it is hard to take it all in and really feel like you have enjoyed it before it fades into the green of summer. My own garden boasts a Cercis canadensis (Eastern Red bud) that is just […]

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Let’s get something straight. I’m never going to tell you that you have too many plants. If, at the height of the growing season, you can see mulch, I’d say you can probably fit more. And if my blessing isn’t enough to justify running off to the nursery to buy a few more things, consider […]

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Get your head in the Garden Game - Advice for starting Lespedeza thunbergii

Making a garden should never be less than deeply fulfilling experience. There is no need to feel overwhelmed by landscaping plans and plant choices. The task can be approached in much the same way you might a kitchen update.   As a garden design teacher, my goal is to share with you ways to create […]

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With only a few exceptions every US state has a university based extension program that operates a soil lab. These soil testing labs can used by both commercial growers and farmers and home gardeners. Most tests are very affordable (~$20 or less) and there are instructions for how to collect and package the samples on […]

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garden stepping stone path

image by murrayneill What makes a stepping stone path in your garden successful?   We have all experienced ones that are less than great – but perhaps never thought about why.   Stepping stone paths in gardens can be tricky and here is what I think makes them work. 1) The stepping-stones should be dramatically […]

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