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Archive for February, 2011

Drought-Tolerant Perennials for Low-Maintenance Landscapes

We gardeners tend to be particularly tuned into the weather, and although we can’t control how much it rains or how cold it gets, we can choose plants that tolerate challenging conditions. And one of the biggest weather challenges is drought. Fortunately, there are drought-tolerant species that require little or no supplemental water once established.

February 23, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials

Preventing Deer Damage in Your Landscape

While most people enjoy seeing deer grazing in a field, they’re less amused when “Bambi” walks in and strips a newly planted vegetable garden, wildflower planting or display of beautiful spring tulips. Yet such backyard deer sightings are increasing in frequency across the country. Here are some techniques for managing deer and suggestions for deer-resistant plants.

February 10, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers

Garden Design Basics: Using Color to Set a Mood

Whether you’re a planner or an impulse buyer, you can have beautiful gardens if you stick to some basic garden design principles. Here are some thoughts on using color to set a mood.

February 3, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Perennials