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    The Magic of Mulch

      I’m never one to believe fantastic claims made for most garden products. There’s no magic potion for plants that will guarantee a bountiful harvest. There is however, one thing that comes awfully close

  • Product Review: TubTrug Flexible Tub

    *This blog post contains an affiliate link. If you click through and make a purchase, we may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support in this way. As a horticulturist and garden writer, I have used countless garden products over the years, but few have garnered as much admiration as the newest addition to…

  • Spring Is Irrigation Tune-up Time

    An irrigation system can take the headache out of watering, but needs an annual tune-up. Photo courtesy of DripWorks. *This blog post contains an affiliate link. If you click through and make a purchase, we may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support in this way. Your landscape is a major investment, adding up…

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    Lavender: You Can Grow That!

    Lavender: It’s an herb, a favorite of pollinators; it smells wonderful and it’s drought tolerant. I consider lavender the perfect Southwestern plant. I guess that’s why I have nearly 20 lavender plants. Lavender (Lavandula) is native to the Mediterranean and North African coast, which speaks to its

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    Got Overgrown Shrubs? Know When to Prune Or Replace

    Have the shrubs in your garden seen better days? Perhaps you have noticed them appearing somewhat straggly and overgrown and wondered whether severe pruning will improve their appearance or if you should replace them. Let’s take a look at how to determine when to prune or replace the shrubs in your landscape.