Salvia “Hot Lips” In The Garden via Instagram

Salvia “Hot Lips” In The Garden

Salvia “Hot Lips” In The Garden via Instagram

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In the garden…Salvia “Hot Lips” via TikTok [Video]

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Tips and Tricks for Starting Perennial and Vegetable Seeds via FineGardening

I often try to propagate new plants from gathered seeds and cutting. This can range from seeds gathered from some green onions that have gone wild, to tomato plants from the compost pile to seeds and cuttings gathered on walks or gifted by friends. It is always so pleasing to create something out of nothing, at no cost but your time. — Douglas
 

If you are considering starting some seeds this year, stop. You definitely should. It is as inexpensive and easy as you want it to be. Sure, supplies are needed to get you started, and some seeds need a little extra attention to get going, but once that is done, the seeds tend to do much of the rest. Give them warmth, light, and water, and they will grow.

A seed packet contains dozens to hundreds of potential plants and costs a fraction of what just one would cost at the nursery. And many more varieties are available from seed than what you will find for sale locally. That’s right: more plants, less cost, greater variety. Now why wouldn’t you start some seeds?


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Dress Up Your Home With These Abutilon Shower Curtains, Pillows, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Dress Up Your Home With These Abutilon Shower Curtains, Pillows, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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Pomegranate Flower…and hopefully fruit in the garden via Instagram

Pomegranate Flower…and hopefully fruit in the garden

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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 to show off. Fourteen years later, this is what having a vision and a willingness to work hard has produced.

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In the garden…Western Junco via Tiktok [Video]

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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.
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Dazzling Dahlias – 27 in a series – Dahlias: one flower, infinite beauty via The Los Angeles Times

Dazzling Dahlias – 27 in a series – Dahlias: one flower, infinite beauty via The Los Angeles Times

Dazzling Dahlias - 26 in a series - Dahlias: one flower, infinite beauty via The Los Angeles Times

DAHLIA aficionado Pat Cunningham likes to say he has either 40 years of experience or one year of experience 40 times over. Either way, he has grown hundreds of varieties of the flower in his Manhattan Beach garden and developed his own hybrids, including the 12-inch-wide, white-and-deep-pink ‘Shiloh Noelle’ praised by Martha Stewart.

Yes, dahlias do need attention, Cunningham says, but even beginners can expect stunning flowers.

“Do good or bad and it all comes out the same,” he says. “I won best in show as a novice.”

Therein lies the true beauty of the dahlia: its ability to flourish in Southern California and the abundance and diversity of its glorious blooms. Experts believe that all modern dahlia hybrids — an astonishing 58,000-plus varieties at last count — are derived from only two of three species that made their way from Mexico to Spain in 1789 and to other parts of Europe in the early 1800s, where they were hybridized.

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