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Vegetable gardens in Italian gardens

The vegetable garden often conjures images of scruffy areas of wasteland under freeway bridges or near railway tracks, or maybe an area of a garden that nobody else really wants- a sort of “No-mans’ land” between garden and rubbish-tip. Well, here in Italy the vegetable garden has a far more …

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Building a Garden? Here’s what to do first

Taking on a landscape job can be a bit overwhelming. There are many aspects that need to be considered such as sun, views, garden layout, wind, drainage, plant selection, garden style and more. The smartest way to tackle this type of job is to do what the professionals do, put …

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Ten Ways to Save Money When Installing Your New Garden Landscape

1.) Use a Design Professional to Create a Garden that is in your Budget By using a landscape design professional to design your garden you will ultimately save money from second guessing yourself and avoid the risk of not making the best and highest quality decisions for your new garden. …

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Five Quick Do It Yourself Gardening Tips

Spring inspires those of us with a green thumb to start gardening. Many vegetables and flowers can be started from seed indoors to give your garden an inexpensive head start on the growing season. Here are five quick tips for do-it-yourself gardening projects that you can start now to get …

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Time To Be Green!

  The idea of being green is something which sounds like it needs a trip to the bathroom or to the doctor. No matter what you might think of this new fad, the idea of living in a more environmentally way is something which is everywhere. From green water bottles …

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Creating Compost is an Easy Task

If you have a garden, you may wonder whether you should start a composting process to help your garden grow. Well, the answer is a resounding yes. Compost will act as a conditioner, fertilizer and mulch. It will also help the health of your plants, as well adding soil nutrients. And …

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Vertical Gardening in Northern States

Which plants grow well in the winter months?With the use of the vertical gardening system, our staff is exploring which traditional summer vegetables can be used in an indoor container gardenduring the winter months.This is our non-traditional late summer / early fall l vertical garden vegetables.Each of these will need …

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The advantages of the vertical garden

The green wall or the vertical garden is a new process plant on façade or building which differs from a wall as it is simply covered in vines. At the aesthetic side the green wall improves the beauty of a building. It enriches architecture by creating small rainforest in constant …

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Fall and Winter Vertical Gardening

Indoor gardeners do you know which vegetables grow well in container gardens during the winter months?There are a variety of of Cole Crops, Root Crops, Alums, Greens and Legumes that grown well in colder weather.This guide is based on sowing your own seeds to grown fresh produce and/or transplanting some types of vegetables to larger …

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Useful Plants Guide M-Z

Oregano, Origanum vulgare Culinary: Marjoram can be used to subtly flavor salads, soups, fish, poultry, vegetable- and egg dishes. Medicinal: Marjoram is used to treat colds, rheumatism, colic, cramps and digestive problems. Drinking the tea will induce sleep and ease nervous headaches. Cosmetic: Use as a hair rinse. Applemint, Mentha rotundifolia; …

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