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Big Daddy Hosta

Shady Garden Solutions

BY KARI-LYNN O’NEIL I had stumbled upon the Bermuda Triangle of shady garden spaces. I have inherited a Japanese garden. Or rather, I have inherited an old giant pine tree with a gravel paved path with a few giant boulders butted against a wooded back lot. I discovered it only after I made the trip […]

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Gourmet Herb Garden

The Organic Gourmet Herb Garden

It’s Easier Than You Think To Create A Gourmet Herb Garden BY KARI-LYNN O’NEIL Everywhere you turn these days you find a celebrity chef, a five-star restaurant or tv show touting organic this or that. Now I’ve seen this “celebrity chef” thing happen before. One guy finds something (usually it sounds cooler than it tastes) […]

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irrigation

Common Landscape Questions

How much sun is considered full sun? Full sun is considered to be over 6 hours of unobstructed light each day. Partial sun ranges between 3 and 6 hours, and shade is considered to be less than 3 hours of light each day. Typically, the sunniest areas will be the west and south sides of […]

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Elija Blue Grass

Gardening With Perennial Ornamental Grasses

GARDENING WITH ORNAMENTAL GRASSES The term ornamental grass is used to describe many different types of plants including true grasses, sedges, rushes, and hardy bamboos. Grasses come in many different heights, colors, and textures, as well as having different water and sun requirements. Grasses are typically considered to be very low maintenance once established. Grasses […]

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