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Plants can hear and seek out water

Plants listen out for the sound of dripping water when they’re thirsty, scientists have discovered.<p>They can sense water in a flowing pipe – or even a …

This isn’t a cicada year, so why are they now showing up across the Mid-Atlantic?

Cicadas overwhelm tree branches across the Mid-Atlantic once every 17 years, like clockwork. But something — some suspect it’s climate change — could be sounding their alarm clocks four years early.<p>In recent days, the red-eyed, nugget-shaped insects have been spotted crawling out from beneath trees …

Climate Change

7 of America's Most Beautiful Tulip Farms

Because a hand-picked bouquet is the ultimate souvenir.<p>If you had to pick the <i>one</i> thing you loved the most about spring, it would, of course, have to be all the pretty flowers that come with the season. Even though they have a short blooming season, tulips are some of the most stunning flowers to …

Flowers

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Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Wall Lights

Wall-mounted outdoor fixtures are the chameleons of landscape lighting. They can be used virtually anywhere in your garden that offers a flat …

Winter Care For Your Koi Pond Watergarden How To

Bumble bees recommended for endangered species list

Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has …

How to Start a Butterly Garden in Your Backyard

Picking the Perfect Location<p>When determining a location for your butterfly garden, sunlight is the key. Most native plants that attract butterflies …

Gardening

The Winged Wildlife Living In and Around Your Pond

Way back in your sophomore year of college you failed your one and only class in entomology, the study of bugs. You and your friends always laughed …

Top 4 Pond Problems and Solutions

When you consider building a pond in your yard, you imagine the beautiful natural ponds that occur in nature. You imagine the sound of the rushing …

Greenscapes Madison Patios and Walkway Photos

Aquascape Celebrates 25 Years in the Industry

Published onJune 30, 2016 in Pond Content, Pond Trade Perspective 1<p>Pondemonium is held every August in Chicago and is the largest gathering of water …

Show Your Koi Fish You Care, With Fish Tunnels & Caves

Ponds Aren't Just for Fish

Baby, it's hot outside! If you're one of the lucky souls who has their own water garden, you can easily take advantage of its cooling magic during …

This looks like a forest, but it's actually just one tree — and it's one of the oldest and largest organisms on Earth

Think of a tree and what comes to mind probably has some leaves, some roots, and a trunk.<p>But not all trees follow that formula. Some form what are called clonal groves: swaths of forest connected underground by a single network of roots, with each trunk genetically identical to the others.<p>The most …

Nature

Dream Landscape Budget Builder - Greenscapes

Pondless® Waterfalls are simply a re-circulating waterfall and/or stream without the presence of a pond. You can enjoy the sight and sound of running …

Diligent insects in the summer garden

Allendale, Northumberland There’s a low hum from bumblebees foraging deep inside the comfrey flowers<p>The day presses down, close and sultry, as I sit cross-legged in front of our three compost bins. There’s a low hum from bumblebees foraging deep inside the nearby comfrey flowers, but I’m interested …

Rain or shine: best shelters for the garden

One minute it’s glorious sunshine, the next the heavens open. We should by now be acclimatised to the Great British summer and its highly capricious changes of mood, but sometimes the unpredictable weather can be pretty inconvenient and downright annoying.<p>There may be brave souls kitted out in a …

Gardening

Gardener's July To-Do List

<i>by the editors at Rodale"s Organic Life</i><p>Here's your July gardening guide for North America's USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3-10. If you don't know what zone you live in, check the map here to find out. We've left off zones 1-2 (far-north Alaska) and zones 11-13 (small section of the Florida Keys, the …

Gardening

Help Your Pond Beat the Summer Heat

Record high temperatures across the nation create a number of challenges for people, pets, plants, and yes, even your water garden. You’ll want to …

Plants have an immune system, too. It’s called soil.

Organic agriculture has long focused on fortifying soils to provide a sort of immune system for crops. Rather than fighting diseases after they …

Aquascape Inc.

BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA POND! Here's a refreshing sight to enjoy this weekend when most of the US is slated to experience a heat wave. Better yet, install …

Why Choose Tropical Water Lilies

Tropical water lilies are referred to as “tropicals” because of their dislike for cold weather. Like annual plants in your garden beds, tropical …