Archive for May 2014

Euphorbia Euphoria!

What exactly IS a Euphorbia?  Chances are, even if you don’t think you know any Euphorbias, you do know at least one – the poinsettia.  Euphorbias belong to one of the largest plant families on the planet, and are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate zones.  Euphorbias exist in the forms of shrubs, trees, herbaceous […]

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We’ve Got It Covered

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a ground cover is “a low plant or group of plants used in a garden to cover the ground”.  If we loosely interpret the meaning of “low”, that pretty much grants us liberty to plant whatever works in our situation, and call it a ground cover.  We’re no longer obligated […]

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Container Garden Maintenance

So you’ve already been to your favorite plant nursery (hopefully you-know-where), and taken home lots of gorgeous plants which you’ve planted in all the containers on your front and back porches, the patio, the tree stump still sitting in the middle of the backyard, and the cast iron claw foot tub out by the birdbath.  […]

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What Exactly is a Potager Anyway?

There are a multitude of books written on the history and construction of potager gardens.  An internet search on “how to potager garden”, returns over a million results, including over 150,000 videos.  Amazon lists 643 books on the subject.  So what exactly does potager mean and what is it?  What can potager gardening do for […]

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