Category Archives for "Theme Gardens"

bird watching

8 Tips for Bird Watching in your Yard

Bird Watching Tips Did you know bird watching is the second most popular pastime in North America, second only to gardening? I’ve been having a lot of enjoyment this fall and winter watching the birds just outside my office window. I look out onto a clump of bamboo and a vine-covered archway leading to the […]

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The Best Flowering Plants for a Fragrance Garden

Treat yourself by planting a fragrance garden What could be more wonderful than strolling through a flower garden full of enticing scents and fragrance and in riotous colour from spring through fall? Everyone loves a fragrant flower, whether it’s spicy, musky or sweetly scented. By selecting carefully, you can design and plant a fragrance garden to exude special […]

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shade gardens

Plants for a Shade Garden

Make a Shady Oasis in Your Yard Make an oasis in the shady spots in your  yard with plants that thrive in a shade garden. You can have a lovely display of greens and colors on the north side of a house, under tree canopies or in a corner that gets little direct sunlight. These are the […]

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purple foliage plants

Purple Foliage Plants

Purple foliage plants: the royalty of the plant kingdom In ancient Rome, certain shades of purple were reserved for the rulers. Wearing purple by non-royals was punishable by death. This royal color in the plant kingdom ranges from rich purples to warm burgundy and deep coppery reds, and even a dark red-green that appears almost black. People tend to […]

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