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Best Pruning Saws 2017: Reviews with Buying Guide

The post Best Pruning Saws 2017: Reviews with Buying Guide appeared first on Lawn Care Pal. Do you often feel disappointed by those irritating branches that beyond your arm reach? Those hard to reach branches make the appearance of your...Show More Summary

Assessing my Gloves and Trowels by Susan Harris

I began assessing my most vital gardening tools – like gloves and trowels – pre-season, in February. I rounded up all the gloves in my collection and discovered first that they’re super-dirty. Can my favorite cheap gloves (just over $2 a pair) be put in the washer? I’ll be finding out on my next laundry day. But […]

Wildflower fields abloom at Wildseed Farms

A wildflower photo safari is my springtime ritual, and I especially like to drive out to the Texas Hill Country to photograph wildflowers against the rugged hills, rocks, and prickly pear. This spring, thanks to a mild winter, TexasShow More Summary

Bonsai and Moss

Today as I headed out to my hair appointment my hairdresser texted that she would be running late. What is a person to do when you get that message? As a gardener on a cool spring morning you head for the nearest display of plants available. Show More Summary

Me and my Weepers by Garden Rant

Guest Post by Bob Hill. I have never fully understood my attraction to weeping plants and I really don’t want to pay some nerdy-looking guy with a psychology degree about $250-an-hour to find out. Truth be told, I’ve spent some time drinking beer and exchanging words like “theorization” and “anosognosia” with otherwise likeable shrinks who […]

Best Walk Behind Lawn Mower 2017- Reviews and Ultimate Buying Guide

The post Best Walk Behind Lawn Mower 2017- Reviews and Ultimate Buying Guide appeared first on Lawn Care Pal. Nobody wants a messy garden area or lawn. Do you? Obviously not! Whatever your area is larger or smaller you always want a space that is decently clean and breathable. Show More Summary

How to make your region as garden-crazed as Buffalo by Elizabeth Licata

May is the month designated for extra gardening coverage in the magazine I edit, so I’m in the middle of preparing that right now. This year I decided to focus on classes, workshops, and reliable online learning (giving a nod to Susan’s gardening video site). I’m almost done, and it’s really surprising how much there […]

Turn off the tap for a better garden by Thomas Christopher

I spent the last two weeks in Morocco; as travel is supposed to do, this provided me with a new perspective. Morocco is a semi-arid to arid country. In Fez, where I spent the most time, the wettest month is February, with an average of just 2.8 inches of rain, while the whole of summer […]

Busy bee in the bluebonnets

4 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Happy Texas spring, y’all! I welcome your comments; please scroll to the end of this post to leave one. If you’re reading this in a subscription email, click here to visit Digging and find the comment box at the end of each post. _______________________ Digging Deeper: News and Upcoming Events Get on the mailing list for Garden Spark Talks. Show More Summary

7 Best Backpack Leaf Blower Reviews 2017

The post 7 Best Backpack Leaf Blower Reviews 2017 appeared first on Lawn Care Pal. A leaf blower often referred to as simply a blower is a gardening tool that propels air out of a nozzle to move leaves and grass cuttings. Leaf blowers are powered by electric or gasoline motors. Show More Summary

Digging blog mention in Country Gardens magazine

5 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Hello! As I turned to page 107 while reading the current issue of Country Gardens (Spring 2017), I saw a screenshot of my blog. What’s this? It turns out Digging is one of Tucson garden designer and author Scott Calhoun‘s favorite blogs for the Southwest. Show More Summary

My “Welcome to Good Gardening Videos” Video by Susan Harris

I finally finished my short video introducing Good Gardening Videos! And “short” was the trickiest thing about making it – I learned it takes longer to make your point in the fewest words. But the video gurus these days are insistent that these things be under a minute so you wouldn’t believe how happy I […]

The Front Porch

Tomorrow is the first day of spring. Much as I want to be in the garden right now it's just not possible. Last week's storm left us with several inches of frozen ice and snow and today is the first day that's warm enough for it to begin to melt. Show More Summary

How to photograph flowering trees

Spring arrived in London and flowering trees are now in full bloom and the ones that aren’t will be very soon. It is a great time to practice flower photography as there are so many free photography opportunities. Below is a guide on how to photograph flowering trees. Show More Summary

Refreshed porch pots and tiki hut

6 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Happy Sunday morning! After a week of family illness at Chez Penick, I finally got in some gardening time this weekend. Here are my refreshed containers on the back porch steps. The purple oxalis (Oxalis triangularis) in the turquoise pot gets all the oohs, and no wonder. Show More Summary

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