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Pink Piano Rose the most durable rose

There is something a little special about piano roses – unusual shape of their blooms. All piano roses have pompon like buds which later on develop into big lush cupped blooms. The deeply cupped flowers of the rose are usually accompanied by side shoots that normally have smaller buds on them. Show More Summary

Creek Show 2017 lights up Waller Creek, ends tonight

23 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

I’m into public art and especially enjoy the annual Waller Creek Conservancy-sponsored Creek Show, a 9-night run of light installations along a scruffy downtown waterway that’s being redeveloped into a chain of urban parks. This is Creek Show’s 4th year, and it ends tonight (November 18), so if you’d like to see it, go between sundown and 10 pm. Show More Summary

Video: Best-Performing Native Plants in my Garden by Susan Harris

These days we’re all paying more attention to beneficial wildlife in our gardens, and to that end, looking for good native plants to grow. But which ones? Those official lists of state or regional natives don’t really help the aspiring eco-gardener make their choices. So many of the listed plants aren’t even in the trade! […]

Wavy scaly cloakfern for November Foliage Follow-Up

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

“I got a rock,” Charlie Brown complains while trick-or-treating. But I was happy to find this holey limestone rock at Redenta’s in Dallas last month. Yes, I actually bought a rock as a planter. Later, at The Natural Gardener, I happened...Show More Summary

Easy outdoor living in garden of designer B. Jane: Austin Open Days Tour 2017

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

For a refreshing contemporary design with fun colors and a restrained palette of tough-as-nails native plants, designer B. Jane‘s garden is the place to hang out. Her personal garden in Austin’s Brentwood neighborhood was featured on the Garden Conservancy-sponsored Open Days tour a couple of weeks ago. Show More Summary

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - November 2017

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Greenbow

I am quite astonished to see that I have something to offer in the line of blooms this month. Normally my last post for outside plants blooming is October and even then they are slim pickings. This year I have a few blooms to offer despite the heavy frosts that have been taking place here. Show More Summary

5 Of The Best Zero Turn Mowers On Sale – Buyers Guide

When searching for the best zero turn mower many things come into play. Shopping for a new machine can be a daunting task for any buyer. We've put together this handy guide to ease the pain in your search for the longest lasting, top rated zero turn mower. The post 5 Of The Best Zero Turn Mowers On Sale – Buyers Guide appeared first on Garden Product Reviews.

Garden rooms and green roof at Cloverleaf Drive Garden: Austin Open Days Tour 2017

6 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

This year’s Garden Conservancy-sponsored Open Days tour in Austin featured gardens in a variety of styles and a variety of neighborhoods (not just West Austin). I especially enjoyed exploring the Cloverleaf Drive garden, which, along with Jackson Broussard’s, is located east of I-35 in a “regular-folks” neighborhood. Show More Summary

Can these Junipers be Saved? by Susan Harris

My latest gardening obsession is making over the landscape in front of my housing co-op offices, where the top priority is to do something about the overgrown junipers. Planted too close to the sidewalk and doors, they’d been sheared back, which caused much unsightly needle-browning. The problem wasn’t just that they were encroaching onto sidewalks, […]

Best Wood Chippers – Top 5 Chipper Reviews & Buyers Guide

The Best Wood Chippers of 2017 Cleaning up your yard and getting rid of sticks, weeds and other waste is a very important maintenance task. The fresh look and feel of having an aesthetically pleasing and satisfying garden or yard, is most definitely appealing to homeowners. Show More Summary

Garden of Sprout-owner Jackson Broussard: Austin Open Days Tour 2017

For landscape architect Jackson Broussard of Sprout, you really can go home again. He was raised in this modest ranch house in east-central Austin, and after he took ownership he freshened up the house and leased it out and built himself a detached, two-story addition in the back yard. Show More Summary

A Glimpse of a Lunatic’s Garden by Allen Bush

I don’t know anyone on this planet, or galaxy, with more runaway enthusiasm for gardening than Jamie Dockery. And that’s not all. Besides his rabid determination to grow anything with chlorophyll, Jamie also raises little cows, little goats, chickens, ducks, donkeys, and tends an aviary with finches and canaries—all of this on his ten-acre farm […]

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