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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 […]

Historical Garden Books – 77 in a series – Gray’s Botanical text-book (1879) by Asa Gray

Historical Garden Books – 77 in a series – Gray’s Botanical text-book (1879) by Asa Gray Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Publication date c1879.] Topics Botany — Morphology, Botany, Botany Publisher [New York : American Book Company Collection biodiversity; MBLWHOI; blc; americana Digitizing sponsor MBLWHOI Library Contributor MBLWHOI Library Language English Volume 2 Find more books on […]

DIY Two-Bin Composter via Grit

All serious gardeners acknowledge the undeniable benefits of compost, and most maintain their own compost-bin system. If you want to join their ranks, you’ll need a system that can handle a large volume of material and allow easy access to finished compost. Serious gardeners tend to have lots of material from plant clippings and weeds, […]

Garden Alphabet: Hibiscus (Malvaceae)

Garden Alphabet: Hibiscus (Malvaceae) I have some lovely yellow hibiscus here in the garden, but this example from a neighbor’s garden caught my eye. The dark red in the center, fading to pink along the outside edges seemed just right somehow.  Hibiscus are a popular plant in most gardens here in Southern California, although they are […]