Gardening

Container Plants
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greenduck

Evergreen boxwood ball topiaries might be classic exemplars of container plants, but there are other woody plants that will thrive in large pots and delight the senses with comely flowers and tasty fruit. Skilfully placed on balconies or terraces, container plantings can serve as a privacy screen and wind shield that also provide color, fragrance, and enjoyment to every spot.

Plant Trees and Shrubs
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Where is there enough space for a tree, and how about the spot where shrubs will thrive? Avoid buying the wrong plant by mapping out your yard and bringing photos along to the nursery. That’s the way to benefit most from the experts and suss out the right sorts of greenery for your particular layout.

watering
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greenduck



Right about now, gardens begin to show the down side of consistently good summer weather: Previously lush green lawns now sprout brown patches and once fresh container plants droop towards the dirt – not unlike some gardeners, who find themselves spending most of their free time with a watering can. Luckily, there are other ways to beat the heat. Once you know these tricks of the trade for effective watering, you’ll save time and money for other pursuits. 


Butterfly Bush
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greenduck

This is the proper time for cutting of many trees and shrubs: after the winter - before sprouting: when the forsythia bloom. Also perennials that still carry the old leaves are now pruned.

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