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Planting the Dry Shade Garden Other / Books

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden In this book you ll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You ll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems …

Late Summer Flowers Other / Books

Late Summer Flowers

While gardeners may be happy enough with their gardens in spring and early summer, few feel so confident about prolonging the display. Thankfully, Late Summer Flowers shows how to extend the blooming season. By choosing plants that have a late flowering season, or offer such bonuses as attractive foliage, …

Perennials for the Southwest Other / Books

Perennials for the Southwest

Plants That Flourish in Arid Gardens | Drawing upon her vast knowledge of perennials and how they perform in the arid Southwest, Mary Irish has produced the definitive guide for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum. This book will help Southwest …

Gardening with Light & Colour Other / Books

Gardening with Light & Colour

Encouraging gardeners to reassess their favorite flowers and how they are planted, the focus here is on working with natural light to get the best out of any garden. Readers are led through the color spectrum and given advice on which plants to choose and how to handle them in northern and southern hemisphere …

Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West Other / Books

Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West

The first complete gardening book to cover the hot, dry, desert and plains areas of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming, Idaho, Montana. Topics include: extensive plant lists for all areas, hardscape ideas using rock and wood, where to find garden art and how to use it to create your own regional …

Lithops - Living Stone Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Lithops - Living Stone

Lithops,(commonly called flowering stones or living stones ) are true mimicry plants: their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings. The plants blend in among the stones as a means of protection. Grazing animals which would otherwise eat them during periods …

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest Other / Books

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

As the world heats up and we become more and more conscious of our place in the natural scheme, the appeal of the native plants of the Southwest becomes ever more compelling for gardeners. In addition to providing year-round beauty with relatively little maintenance, landscaping with native plants contributes …

How to Divide Hostas? Plants / Perennials

Hosta lancifolia

Early Spring is the best time of year to dig your hostas up and divide them. Usa a garden fork and loosen the soil gently right around the hosta clump then gently place your fork in below the clump and lift it up give it a shake with the fork to loosen the soil. I prefer to wash the clump this serves …