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Create a Heat Proof Landscape
Summer is my least favorite time of the year. The heat can make landscape chores unpleasant. This can be a dry time as well, meaning we have to find time to water those plants that need it. That is one of the reasons I choose easy care plants that can take the heat.
Landscaping Tips for Heat Zones
Summer comes early and stays late. Warm nights cause heat-loving vegetables like peppers to drop their blossoms. Flowers can become leggy and stretched, while edible crops may become unproductive. All of this led to the concept of heat zone listings for plants.
Some Books on Herbal Healing
Interest on herbs and herbal healing continues to grow every year. Here are some books on the subject.
Cannas in the Landscape
Often, spring-flowering bulbs like tulips and daffodils are more widely planted than summer-blooming ones. Summer flowering ones, such as the cannas, are easy to care for. They can add beauty to the landscape throughout the growing season.
Using Container Plants in the Landscape
Container plants should be an integral part of every landscape scheme. Of the many reasons for growing plants in containers, portability is an important factor.
Gardeners are often looking for books on insects. Here are some of my favorites.
Fire Witch Cheddar Pink in the Landscape
If you´re looking for a reliable flowering perennial for the landscape, you won´t go wrong with Firewitch cheddar pink.
Books for Wildlife Lovers
If you love wildlife and want to create a wildlife-friendly landscape, here are some books that will help.
Color Trends for 2006
Our gardens are influenced by contemporary color trends.
English Rose Book Review
In recent years, the David Austin roses have become increasingly popular. Now, there´s a book about these.
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