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Plant by number: Colourful combinations for your home garden

March 14, 2018

Classic, well-tested colour recipes are a great starting point for any plant display. Combining colours is a bit like running, camping, baking, or kissing: the more you do it and get into it, the better you get at it and the more you like it. Andy Vernon of The Flower-Powered Garden is a colour expert, and here […]

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Pass the pink plant picks

March 14, 2018

You may notice one incredibly popular colour of bedding flowers is also sweeping runway shows and Instgram feeds. It’s pink, it’s everywhere, and it’s totally fascinating. Andy Vernon, author of The Flower-Powered Garden, guides us through the science of the colour pink and offers a line up of the most succulent shades in a Candy Floss […]

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Plantaholics and color addicts, unite!

March 14, 2018

You are’t alone—Andy Vernon is has made a living out of singing the praises of bloomy, playful colour in the garden. Here, Vernon introduces his love of flowers and offers the inspiration for The Flower-Powered Garden.

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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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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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3 gift ideas for the garden décor enthusiast

November 27, 2012

The garden décor enthusiast is a hybrid of sorts. Yes, they’re obsessed with beautiful things but they’re also committed do-it-yourselfers. You might say they like beautiful things—but with character. As children they made castles out of cardboard boxes and as adults they retain the same active imagination. The old tool box you couldn’t find? It’s […]

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