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Gardening

Understanding your soil

January 17, 2018

Soils in the Pacific Northwest range from the sharpest-draining sand to the stickiest clay. Each soil type has its advantages and disadvantages. If you have soil that is hard to work with, remember that plants can be found to suit any kind of soil, and difficult soil can always be amended to enhance the variety […]

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A sneak peek at The Less is More Garden

January 17, 2018

Use the helpful tips in The Less Is More Garden to turn your standard lot into a unique space that is beautiful, low maintenance, and the perfect fit for your family.

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Caring for peony bouquets

January 5, 2018

Peony bouquets often accent the most exceptional days of our lives. Many brides and their mothers sense that peonies in bloom will convey that romantic aura. Graceful, often fragrant, and in the full range from chaste whites through blushing pinks, culminating in boldly festive corals, yellows, and reds of every hue, peonies are suitable for […]

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Flower forms: The anatomy of peonies

January 4, 2018

Peonies are stunningly beautiful, easy to grow, relatively carefree, and adaptable to any garden style. They are a favorite flower everywhere they can be grown and for good reason: the heady fragrances and enchanting colors of a peony-rich garden can evoke memories, capture an enchanted moment, and represent hope, friendship, romance, or gracious hospitality. To […]

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3 gift ideas for the reflective gardener

December 11, 2017

Some gardeners aren’t content to hibernate like bulbs in winter, they must continue to grow, even in the snowy season. These gardeners are easy to spot: their kitchen table becomes littered with seed catalogs almost as soon as the turkey is gone and their holiday wish-list contains things like knee pads and hose extensions. They […]

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Gardening gifts for every budget

December 11, 2017

We always plan to make a thoughtful DIY craft, but inevitably things gets busy, and we have to make some last-minute purchases. Using some of our favorite Timber Press titles for inspiration, we’re made of list of the best gifts for the gardening, plant-loving friends and family you celebrate:

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3 gift ideas for the garden geek

December 11, 2017

All gardeners are geeks in their own way but some gardeners dig deeper than others, seeking to discover how far the roots really go. For some people, plants are more than plants. They might be symbols of beauty (rose), peace (olive branch), perfection (orchid), or even death (poppy). Plants can be keys to understanding human […]

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Orchestrating the Ideal Site for Succulents

November 8, 2017

How to make succulents feel at home, from the author of Designing with Succulents. Because they are the least demanding of all plants, succulents require very little from their owners. However, for succulents to look their best, they do need some consideration as you’re laying out your site. Imagine being rooted and unable to move, […]

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Enhancing what you have: DIY garden renovation ideas

November 2, 2017

There might be a lot about your landscape you find less than Pinterest-perfect. While not as exciting as starting from scratch, adding enhancing touches with color and artistry is a quick, affordable way to transform your garden and add more personality to your yard.

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From dull to dynamic: Professionally renovating a shaded deck

November 2, 2017

If you are a homeowner looking for some inspiration, or a professional designer vetting potential hardscaping strategies, this redesign of a shady back yard will shed some light on how renovation can revolutionize a garden.

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