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Gardening Under Oaks: Learning to Love Dry-Shade Plants (Another Before & After) via Gossip in the Garden

Gardening under oak trees is tricky, to say the least. Sensitive to summer irrigation, fertilizers, and root disturbance means creating a garden near an oak tree requires a delicate touch.  That’s why the careful selection and placement of dry-shade-loving plants is critical for the tree’s overall health. Read Gardening Under Oaks: Learning to Love Dry-Shade Plants (Another […]

In the garden…Rehanging the hanging geranium pot via TikTok [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook @douglaswelch Rehanging the hanging geranium pot ##garden ##gardeing ##geranium ##hangingpot ##container ##containergardening ♬ Gardening – Michael Bone * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the […]

Historical Garden Books – 82 in a series – School gardening. A simple book for teaching boys and girls in elementary schools the rudiments of practical horticulture (1913) by Laurence B. Hyde

Historical Garden Books – 82 in a series – School gardening. A simple book for teaching boys and girls in elementary schools the rudiments of practical horticulture (1913) by Laurence B. Hyde Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION. It is obvious that a subject so boundless as School Gardening […]

In The Garden…Sweet Potato via TikTok [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook @douglaswelch in The Garden…Sweet Potato ##garden ##gardening ##planting ##food ##sweetpotato ##inthegarden ##agardenersnotebook ♬ original sound – douglaswelch * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the […]

Pruning Blackberries in 3 Steps via Gardenerd [Video]

Our latest YouTube video shows you how to prune unruly blackberries before spring bud in 3 steps. We won’t say it’s easy, because…well, blackberries have thorns that catch on everything. But if you follow these steps you’ll get the job done efficiently and effectively. Christy dons her bee suit (you’ll find out why) to prune […]

Building a Garden From Scratch via FineGardening

Today Ellie Gilbert is sharing the results of 14 years of hard work. When my husband and I moved to our newly built house in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I used my fifty years of gardening experience to transform an empty and sandy backyard that included a steep and barren hill into a garden I’m now proud […]

A Spider Web Garden Seat via Homegrown Evolution

I spotted this 1920s gem on Archive.org in a promotional pamphlet, Beautifying the home grounds by the Southern Pine Association. This is the same source I used to come up with a new design for our entrance arbor and will blog about that when I put the finishing touches on it. Read A Spider Web Garden Seat […]

MudPi – Automated Garden System With the Raspberry Pi via Adafruit Industries

Grow the produce you love with less water, time and effort A scalable smart garden system that allows you to maintain controls, monitor conditions, and sustainably manage resources of your garden. MudPi is made to install on top of your existing irrigation. This way you’re not locked to any specific method or vendor. The main […]

How to Prune Garden Roses via Martha Stewart

It’s no secret that roses are falling back in fashion with home gardeners. In and out of vogue since the days of Cleopatra, these days we’re less crazed about the super tight, “Will-you-accept-this-rose” version of the flower and much more enamored with the garden variety—meaning old-school forms, such as those coming from the English floral breeder David Austin. Though […]

In the garden… Opuntia (Prickly Pear Cactus) via TikTok [Video] (33 seconds)

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook @douglaswelch Opuntia (Prickly Pear Cactus) – Started from paddles off a neighbors large cactus – showing new growth. ##cactus ##opuntia ##succulent ##gardening ♬ original sound – douglaswelch Read More Find more books on Bookshop and Help Indie Book Stores! * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]