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OVERWINTERING PERENNIALS IN RAISED BEDS IN ZONE 3

If you’re not blessed with a large backyard, but still want to have a garden and keep things as easy and low maintenance as possible, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that creating a perennial garden in containers or raised beds is the solution. And while it’s an excellent solution

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44 POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY FLOWERS AND HERBS TO HELP SAVE THE BEES

Creating a pollinator-friendly garden is a win for both you and nature. You create a habitat for the bees, which in turn pollinate your garden, which leads to delicious vegetables and better yields. But what flowers are the best flowers to save the bees and other pollinators? I’ve researched and

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HOW TO PLAN & DESIGN A LOW MAINTENANCE FLOWER BED

Designing your first flower bed can be a daunting process. You probably know where you want it, but how big should it be? What should you plant in it that won’t die? How can you keep everything as low maintenance as possible so you don’t have to spend the entire

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26 ANNUALS THAT GROW IN THE SHADE

Shade can be the bane of every flower gardener’s existence. You’d like something to brighten up that dark corner in your yard… but what can you plant? I’ve compiled a list of 26 shade-loving annuals to fill up your shady flower bed, along with a few helpful hints for gardening

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48 MORE PERENNIALS YOU’LL REGRET PLANTING

Perennials are a fantastic, low-maintenance investment for flower gardeners. Plant them once and they’ll return year after year. However, some perennials are a little too good at their job and can quickly take over your flowerbed and crawl into your lawn. What you thought was a low-maintenance plant can quickly become your worst

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10 BEST CUT AND COME AGAIN FLOWERS

As a flower farmer, cut and come again flowers make the most sense for your bottom line. They have a longer growing period than one and done cut flowers and provide you with blooms all season long. Cut and come again flowers come in all varieties and can be used

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5 Benefits to Landscaping with Low Maintenance Native Plants

What is Native Plant Landscaping? Native plant landscaping is using plants in your garden that originated locally in the wild from where you live. These plants can range from grasses to herbs to shrubs to trees. They include beautiful flowers and food source plants. There’s no special way to landscape native

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Creating Whimsy in Your Garden

Once the perennials have emerged, you’ve planted some annuals here and there, and all your flowers are looking great, it time to have some fun by Creating Whimsy In Your Garden. I truly love every task that gardening involves, but my favorite thing to do is kick my creative side

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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