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This Is the Easiest Way to Avoid Overwatering Plants, According to the Royal Horticultural Society via Apartment Therapy

Just like many other events (like our Small/Cool Experience!), the Royal Horticulture Society made their annual Chelsea Garden Show virtual for the first time in 107 years. While it’s not over, horticulturalist experts have already shared an abundance of tips on how to successfully grow your own plants—including a clever way on how to avoid overwatering it. Each day’s […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 42 – End of the series

Finally DON’T banish charm and mystery from your gar- den, while you welcome those dull companions — custom and convention. ‘How willingly would I strew the path of all with flowers ; how beautiful a delight to make the world joyous ! ‘The song should never be silent 3 the dance never still ; the […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 41

DON’T bound your am- bition by the desire to grow bigger and better plants and flowers than your neigh- bours, but try to make your little corner of the world as lovely as you can. Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 40

DON’T buy a ready-made rustic Summer House, (stained and varnished and lined — crowning abomination — with pitch-pine), and set it down in an old-world garden am ong clipped yew hedges — it has been done! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 39

DON’T have evergreens in your garden because they are evergreens ; a melan- choly shrub is not less ugly because it does not shed its leaves in winter! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 38

DON’T, on the other hand, tell your friend, whose garden nestles in a belt of trees, that for your part you cannot breathe except on the top of a hill! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 37

DON’T, when you call at a new house on a wind- swept hill, where flowers re- fuse to grow, forget to admire the view. Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 36

DON’T be so busy tidying up and cutting off the dead flowers, that you forget to admire the living ones. Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * 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! Read […]

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 […]

Hardscaping 101: Rain Gardens via Gardenista

As soon as it starts raining, I can’t help but think of all the ways I should be saving this precious resource. My son always suggests we catch the water by putting out a bunch of buckets, and I politely tell him that while that is a solution, there are more effective ways to use […]