Steven Munoz

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Punch List: Beat the heat in the garden

To say it’s been an interesting weather transition from spring to summer this year is an understatement. Heat waves interrupted by hail, intense …

Print This Free Garden Planner

Printable Garden Notebook<p>Updated April 26, 2018<p>01<p>Get all of your garden plans, records and dreams in one place. Just slip this printable cover into …

This is what spending one hour in the garden does to your body

From a healthier heart to stronger muscles, we're reaping all the benefits<p>With the sunshine becoming a more regular feature in our lives and lots of …

Gardening for Science

Botanizing America<p>In the 1600s and 1700s, the Americas opened to science a new world of plants. Botanists and plant collectors—sponsored by …

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I’m 35 and I love gardening. Deal with it

Gardening can interest people of all ages. So why do so many people only see gardening as an activity just for retired people?<p>I remember the conversation. The man in front of me was the husband of my wife’s friend. I didn’t know him that well. We’d just started talking when he took a sip of his …

The snowdrop flower: 10 care tips to make snowdrops last longer

The experts share their advice<p>One of the earliest spring flowers to blossom, the snowdrop flower is always a welcome sight that pepper the …

Three head-turning perennials Washington gardeners should try this year

At its purest, gardening is about expressing yourself by using other life forms. Sometimes plants conform to your vision; often they do not. If your mental image of a planting design is blurry at its inception, its physical realization is even more hit or miss.<p>So when you have succeeded in growing …

20 plants for dry shade

Most gardens have some dry shade, at the foot of walls where foundations draw water from the soil, or under eaves where little rain falls. Trees also …

Before pruning, tend to your tools

January and February are prime months for pruning shrubs and small trees. Before you take on that task, make sure your tools are clean and sharp. They'll be safer and easier for you to use, and they will make clean cuts that are better for the plants. Sharpening is a good indoor job for a cold …

Garden resolutions: edit, plant and enjoy more

It is time to look back at the failures and successes of the gardening year just past, and forward to the hopes and schemes of what will almost certainly be a horticulturally perfect and disappointment-free year. I have a good feeling. My gardening resolutions for 2017 are nothing too ambitious or …

Gardeners: November is a vital time for a successful spring bloom

Deep in the city, we have suffered a light frost that leaves some plants as walking wounded, others done for the year. On Saturday, I saw a hummingbird sup at a red gladiolus. The next day, the plant was blackened and gone. Whither the poor bird?<p>These are the dynamics of November, the month we step …

Give borders an autumn boost

It’s easy to inject fresh colour and vigour into your borders in early autumn by planting some hardy perennials in full bloom. Not only will they …

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Gardens: so you think coffee grounds are good for plants

A real-life test and all the science explodes this popular myth<p>It’s one of the most common gardening tips going: apply spent coffee grounds around your garden for amazing results. A quick internet search for “coffee grounds + plants” will draw up close to four million hits, with consistent claims …

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Don't worry about not cleaning up your garden

If the early arrival of cold and snow has kept you from cleaning up your garden, <b>Calgary Eyeopener</b> gardening guru Kath Smyth — a member of the Calgary …

Do You Make These 9 Gardening Mistakes?

There’s something cathartic about commiserating in awful shared experiences — especially if you can find excitement in them.<p>Like that one time you …

Gardens: the truth about online gardening tips

Pinterest and Facebook are awash with gardening hacks, from how to make your plot look bigger to banishing slugs. Our gardening editor weeds out the time-wasters<p><b>The tip</b> Place mirrors around your garden to make it look bigger: the reflection gives the illusion that your plot is twice as big as it is.<p>…

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Gardens: autumn is about beginnings

Now’s the time to enjoy the miracle of home cloning<p>It’s autumn, the season of crisp evenings, falling leaves and gardening journalists reusing their favourite autumnal phrase: “putting the garden to bed”. Seriously, I’ve been reading that since I was a kid in the 1990s and still have no idea what …

5 Ways to Build Soil in Winter

It is a generally accepted fact that once soil temperatures drop below 45°F (7°C), biological activity slows to a crawl, and the soil and all its …

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Top 10 Plants for Pollinators in the Garden

We need pollinators! You can hand-pollinate a single plant or two, but on the large scale it’s absolutely essential that insects and other animals do …

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#Gardening : Top 10 Organic Fertilizers

Gardening<p><b>Blood Meal:</b> 13-1-0 Great source for nitrogen and can be mixed in with potting soil and added to the soil of established plants monthly.<p><b>Bone</b> …

15 heavenly ideas to copy in your little back garden

We've said it before and we'll say it again, a small back garden is nothing to lament. Especially not these days, when there is so much incredible …

Kathryn Toilet Seat

Inspired by a classic KOHLER design from 1929, this seat coordinates with select Kathryn toilets to bring timeless sophistication to your bath or …