Category Archives for General Gardening Tips

Drought Resistant Gardens

Is your garden drought resistant? What’s the weather forecast? Serious information for gardeners regardless of where you live! This summer, we west coast gardeners have been forecast with extra-hot,

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Garden With Coffee Grounds

Love your morning cup of coffee? I sure do! Don’t toss those grounds from your morning cuppa in the garbage or down the disposer! Instead, put some zip in your garden with coffee grounds. Why would

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6 Fast Growing Groundcovers

Fast Growing Groundcovers for Difficult Spots There are times when any gardener needs a quick growing plant for fast covering of bare soil in beds or on a sloped bank. Perhaps you have just started a new

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Time Saving Weeding Strategies

Be Diligent with your Weeding Strategies   Here on the wet west coast, weeds don’t take much of a break for winter. We gardeners need some time saving weeding strategies to hold the weeds at

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Perennial Borders: Spring Tasks

Spring Cleanup for Perennial Borders Spring is a good time to rejuvenate your perennial borders and gardens. If you’re at all like me, you enjoy the thought of getting out in the cool but pleasant

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Seed Types – Seed Terminology

How to Understand Seed Catalog Terminology   The seed catalogs are starting to arrive in the mailbox, giving us a glimpse of spring to come. As gardeners, these are our winter dream books. They give

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