Lynne Cherot

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Gardening in the Shade

Why is it that us humans always want what we can’t have? I live in a very hot and arid area, where the sun shines and it hardly ever rains. People …

English Gardens

The term English flower garden tends to conjure up for most of us a free flowing, random abandonment of plants. Although there are many much more …

Cool Weather Vegetables

Get a head start on the growing season by planting cool weather vegetables. There are several vegetable crops that prefer the cooler temperatures of …

Best Garden DIY Projects

If you enjoy making things for your garden you will love the following projects. I think they are some of the best garden DIY projects being offered. …

Ground Covers

What type of plants should be categorized as a ground covers? Basically any plant that will cover the ground. Perhaps this definition is a bit too …

10 Tips to Lower Your Garden Maintenance

Looking for low maintenance gardening? Then know your garden personally. Understand the light properties, soil conditions, temperature and water …

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Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Lets face it, there is nothing like the taste of homegrown tomatoes. Possibly more than most other vegetables, store bought tomatoes just do not cut …

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Guide to Growing Roses

Roses are one of the more beautiful and satisfying plants we can grow in our gardens. Steeped in romance and history roses have been used in gardens …

Here's how to have a 'dry garden' that's colorful, too

Drought-tolerant yards don't have to be stark (or dull), says Palm Springs-based author and horticulturist Maureen Gilmer. Her new book, "The Colorful Dry Garden," is bent on bringing a riot of fertile color into arid Southern California landscapes.<p>Gilmer's latest book — she has written 18 about …

How to Transplant Seedlings (phase three)

Once your seedlings have grown and matured into healthy, bushy starter plants, your next step will be to transplant them into your outdoor garden. A …

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How to Grow Seedlings (phase two)

Your seeds have germinated and sprouted so you are proud as punch! But now what? How do you get your seedlings to become successful starter plants to …

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6 Steps to Healthy Roses

Anyone can have beautiful, healthy roses by following a few basic care steps. Roses are not carefree plants, but by following a few simple rules you …

Starting Seed Indoors: A Personal Seed Starting Planner - Organic Gardening

-Advertisement-<p>Jill Jesiolowski Cebenko discusses starting seed indoors and using this personal seed starting planner to help you decide when its …

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Mix Herbs and Vegetables in the Garden to Deter Pests Naturally

Growing organic, chemical-free garden veggies is the way to go. Not only does it taste better, it’s healthier for you and for the earth. Sometimes …

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Seed Starting for Beginners | Sow Indoors Grow Outdoors

Indoor Seed Starting for Beginners: Sow Indoors Grow Outdoors is a complete, easy-to-follow guide for new gardeners who want to start seeds indoors …

Variegated leaves: the next big houseplant trend

Variegated plants are often divisive. Some gardeners obsessively search for split-coloured cultivars to nurture, while others actively avoid dual-toned leaves. For those who are tempted by the world of variegation, the reward is a colour contrast that can transform a plant display by breaking up …

Sowing Seeds Indoors

I may be sitting indoors watching the snow fall around my garden, but my mind is elsewhere. My favourite seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail …

Surprising Indoor Plant Trends for 2018

Plants have exploded in popularity in the past couple of years, and monstera and sansevieria are now household names. At various times we've anointed …

Some very basic information about bees

<i>Andrena cineraria (</i>Ashy mining bee)<p>What's the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word '<b>bee</b>'? For many people this word conjures up …

Alys Fowler: the day I lost my heart to a miniature kokedama pine

Kokedama bonsai are undoubtedly cute, but they’re not the easiest plants to look after at home, says our gardening expert<p>Outside a tiny shop on the way to one of Kyoto’s most famous temple gardens, I saw a tiny tree. A bonsai pine, perhaps 20cm high, sat on a pretty ceramic saucer, its root ball …

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Gardens: the A-to-Z of winter houseplants

When the garden is pretty much dormant, winter’s a time to make the most of houseplants<p>A is for avocado<p>Want more houseplants? Great. Post-Christmas funds limited? Understandable. So why not grow your own indoor tree from an avocado stone? Scrub the stone clean, wrap in damp kitchen paper, put in a …

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6 Flowering Houseplants That Are Actually Easy To Grow

Getting plants to flower indoors can be finicky business—but not with these show-stopping blooms.<p>Chances are you already have a lush, green indoor …

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Decorate on a Dime with These Copycat Planter Ornaments

Get ready to amp up your holiday planters with a quick and easy DIY. These festive planter ornaments can be found for big bucks in garden centers and …

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Which houseplants make the best gifts?

A houseplant is the gift that keeps on giving. It purifies the air and will spruce up virtually any residence. But which houseplants make the best …

8 Exotic Houseplants You’ve Never Heard Of

Houseplants bring natural vitality to any interior space, and thanks to modern technology, uncommon varieties from around the world are available to …

An indoor plant expert reveals a simple trick to keep your houseplants from dying

Plants aren't the most demanding creatures in our homes — they need just three things to stay alive: water, air, and sunlight.<p>So why do so many indoor plants end up dead?<p>New York City indoor plant expert Matthew Schechter believes everyone should be able to bring a little greenery into their home. …

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Outdoor Garden Plants that Thrive Indoors

It's a shame to lose all your tender, outdoor garden plants each winter. Many are actually warm weather perennials that will grow all year if brought …