Tips and Plant Lists

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Choosing a Landscape Designer

Sometimes you don't need a designer, but when you do, here are some questions to help you find the right designer for you.

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Benefits of a Guided Path custom garden design

Not sure if a garden plan is the right approach for you? Check these out.

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Reduce the carbon footprint of your garden

How you maintain your yard and where you put plants can affect your carbon footprint and energy use. Here are some suggestions to help you save energy.

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Heal the environment with sustainable gardening

Easy things you can do right now in your yard to help the environment.

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Edible Landscaping

In addition to domesticated grapes, apples, pears, peaches, cherries and apricots, there are many other options for edible landscaping.

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Fantastic Native Shrubs and Trees

What is all the fuss about native plants? These trees and shrubs are tough and just plain gorgeous too!

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Awesome Native Perennials

Put these in the right location and these flowers will bloom for years with no help from you -in spite of our droughts!

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Plants for Winter interest

Perk up the winter view from your window with these interesting plants.

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Easy-care Plants

More plants that give you a lot of bang for your bucks and require little care.

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Ideas for Kid's Gardens

Remember when you were a kid and all the interesting places you used to play? A rich, diverse environment can benefit your child in many ways. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Plants for Viewing Butterflies

Butterflies will be attracted to your yard for these nectar-laden flowers.

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Plants for Raising Caterpillars

Butterflies will stay and breed in your yard if you grow some of these caterpillar host plants.

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Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Unlike other birds, Hummingbirds crave nectar. Bring them into your yard with red and orange tubular flowers. Try some of these beauties to get your garden humming.

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Plants for Damp & Wet Spots

Sometimes the best way to deal with a mushy spot in your yard is to plant plants that thrive with extra moisture.

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Got Deer?

Is Bambi enjoying the buffet in your garden? Although they will eat almost anything when hungry, try some of these plants and perhaps the deer will prefer your neighbor's yard for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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True Blue Plants

Tired of so-called blue flowers that turn out to be purple? Try some of these plants instead.

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How to Reduce Weeding

Nobody likes weeds and weeding. Here are some tips to minimize weeds and make them easier to control.

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How to Reduce Watering

Here are some ideas to help you conserve water in your yard, save time and reduce your water bill.

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