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Drought Resistant Plants

What with global warming and climate change and maybe full moons, it really seems as if drought is more widespread than it used to be. If you want to tread softly on the earth, you may be interested in using more drought-resistant plants in your landscaping.

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Video: May Gardening Tips – Annuals

Mitch Baker of American Plant Garden Center offers tips and ideas for planting your annuals ahead of summer.

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How Cool Is Your Pool?

There may not be a landscape feature that allows for more wild creativity, extreme customization, and personal expression than a swimming pool. It used to be that the only pools you saw were either above-ground circles or in-ground rectangles. There might have been a diving board or a big plastic slide… or maybe both, if the pool owner had gotten really wacky.

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Pool Landscaping with Shapes and Colors

“Oasis”, “tropical resort”, “paradise” – pool owners tend to get a little carried away in describing their backyard. But some folks really do manage to create a poolside Shangri-La. How do they do it?

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Gardening and Cooking with Lemon-Scented and Lemon-Flavored Herbs

You don’t have to live in a tropical or semi-tropical climate or pay big bucks at the grocery store to enjoy the freshness of lemons. Grow your own lemons this season—lemon-scented and lemon-flavored herbs, that is!

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Just Add Water

In the Biblical story of creation, water shows up on the universe’s very first to-do list on, like, the third day. So why is it that so many backyard landscapers forget to include it entirely?

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Go Tropical with Hardy Hibiscus

Aloha! You don’t have to live in Hawaii, California or South Florida to enjoy the beauty and tropical appeal of hibiscus, with its eye-popping, saucer-like blooms. There are varieties that do well as far north as Wisconsin.

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Making Plans, Designing and Creating a New Garden

Whether considering a small space or a complete yard make-over, you’ll need to assess and analyze the area—or areas—of your landscape that you are wanting to enhance or in which you’re going to create a new garden.

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