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Why Window Boxes Should Be Considered In The Landscape

Window boxes are one of those design features you rarely see specified in a landscape design.  More often they are a request of the homeowner, or perhaps an after-thought once the project is either done or well underway. The Benefits of Window Boxes Once you realize how effective they can be in your designs you […]

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Cherry Laurel – A Useful, Attractive, Reliable Broadleaf

Cherry Laurel is one of those functional plants that does what it’s supposed to and looks good while it’s doing it. How often we look at a situation and think, “I just need a mounded-form plant that’s nice and full; that I can rely on.”  (It sounds like what a plant would request with a […]

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How To Install Soaker Hose For Inexpensive Drip Irrigation

In the previous article on watering to the core, we looked at the importance of maintaining moisture at the center of a plant’s root ball. The soaker hose provided one method to efficiently water plants by concentrating water over the root system.  This is essentially what drip irrigation does. Drip irrigation is typically installed on […]

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How To Prune Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety and E. Gold’

Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ and ‘Emerald Gold’ are 2 very common shrubs.  In many ways the two are similar in form.  You’ll often see both used as a low, mounded shrub either at the front of a garden or as an area groundcover. Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ has the distinct capability to climb when planted next to […]

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