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Flowering Cherries


Flowering cherries

A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw


Chainsaws provide many years of service for very little upkeep. Taking the time to service your chainsaw will help ensure that your equipment will not let you down. For safety reasons, make sure you only service your chainsaw when it is fully cooled, with the spark plug disconnected. If you are working with an electric chainsaw make sure it is unplugged first of all. You should also wear gloves and protection for your eyes.

Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden


There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns in traditional Irish legend, so as to how they came to be .. your guess is as good as mine.

Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space


Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?" Mr. Johnson evidently didn't how to relax, but as another summer is slipping away, you can. Did you visit the beach this year? Do you wish you had? Either way, you can create a seaside feel in your outdoor space and enjoy memories of the shore at home! Here are some quick tips.

Camellias


Camellias

Kirengeshoma palmata


Kirengeshoma palmata

Fuchsia procumbens


Fuchsia (named after Leonhard Fuchs, a 16th century German botanist) is a genus of over 100 species of shrubs and small trees. Although there are four New Zealand native species (colensoi, excorticata, perscandens and procumbens) and one from Tahiti, the vast bulk of the genus occurs in Central and South America.

Gallica Roses


Gallica roses are a case in point. While the popularity of Old Roses waxes and wanes as each new generation discovers them and then seeks something new, the best of them carry on regardless.Rosa gallica, also known as the French Rose or Provins Rose, is a species that grows wild from southern and central Europe to the Caucasus. Because it readily produces sports, has a tendency towards double flowers, and may have hybridised naturally with other species, it is likely that the earliest European garden roses were forms of Rosa gallica.

Tuberous Begonias


If you appreciate plants that have no hesitation in boldly stating their presence with huge, almost artificially perfect flowers, then tuberous begonias are for you. While some may find them rather too overstated, downright brazen even, if you like colour, and plenty of it, with subtlety an option rather than compulsory, then look no further.

Growing Palms


Everybody recognises palm trees, they are the universal symbol for the tropics but many are hardy enough for our temperate climate gardens. Until recently New Zealand gardeners have had only a very limited range of palms to choose from. In the last five years the range has grown enormously as nurseries have been encouraged by gardeners eager to experiment.

Cyclamen


Think of cyclamen and the chances are that Mothers Day immediately comes to mind, which is something of a pity. Now don't misinterpret me, there's nothing wrong with mothers or with having a day for them, but it does seem a little unfortunate when such beautiful, adaptable and useful plants become so commercialised that there's difficulty escaping that association.

Edgeworthia Chrysantha


Although it is a member of the Thymelaeaceae, the family that includes the daphnes, it would be hard to imagine a plant less like a daphne at first glance. However, if you are familiar with the deciduous Daphne genkwa, there is some hint of resemblance there.

Delavays Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi)


Whether we know it or not, most of us are familiar with the genus Vaccinium as it has among its members several current or potential commercial crops, such as blueberry, cranberry, bilberry and huckleberry. Vaccinium delavayi, however, is strictly ornamental and very unlikely to be our next export success.

The Protea Family (Proteaceae)


The protea family (Proteaceae) includes a wide range of ground covers, trees and shrubs that often make superb garden plants. While some of the species are frost-tender, they are in all other respects remarkably resilient plants that often thrive in situations where others would rapidly succumb. Poor soils and hot dry positions that scarcely seem capable of supporting life are often ideal for Proteaceae. If any plants could be said to thrive on neglect the proteas can.

Viburnum


Viburnums are related to the honeysuckles, so it should come as no surprise that many of them have fragrant flowers. But that's not all they have in their favour. No, this genus includes plants for all seasons and all reasons; foliage, flower, autumn colour, scent, groundcover, shrub or small tree, evergreen or deciduous, it's all there among the 120-odd species and the many hybrids and cultivars. Indeed, they're so variable that it would be quite possible to have an interesting garden of viburnums alone.

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The West Australian

Apex hits heights for backyard boosts
The West Australian
A local youth service organisation wants to help needy families with landscaping, gardening and general backyard tidying. Apex Club of Geraldton, which last year received a grant from the City of Greater Geraldton to acquire a lawnmower, a whipper ...



Buffalo News

SEITZ, Kenneth R., Sr.
Buffalo News
A lifelong resident of Clarence, the owner and founder of Ken Seitz Yard Service and Seitz Christmas Trees, Ken enjoyed landscaping, gardening and spending time with his family and will be dearly missed. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial ...



Noozhawk

Obituaries
Noozhawk
Michael lived a very active life, loved to spend time with his family, landscaping/gardening, playing his penny slots, and building things. He is loved, he is missed, and he will be remembered. Michael is survived by his loving wife of over 51 years ...



Waikato Times

Top 5 things to do in the Waikato this weekend
Waikato Times
The Waikato Home and Garden Show is brimming with ideas and inspiration for anyone building, renovating, landscaping, gardening, or styling their home. Some of the top reasons for heading along this year include the tiny house walk-throughs, the food ...

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Renfrewshire 24 News

Mall staff volunteer for gardening work at hospice
Renfrewshire 24 News
If any local charities or community groups need help with tasks like landscaping, gardening, painting and decorating, or repairs to damaged property, they should email braehead.community@intu.co.uk or call Lydia Brown on 0141 885 1441.



Total Landscape Care

Gardening: The trend that's back in the mainstream
Total Landscape Care
Your customers may enjoy the installation and look of a garden, but they may not initially be into gardening as a hobby. While there are many tasks that accompany maintaining a garden, there are also many benefits your customers may not have considered.



Fort Worth Star Telegram

Great gardens start with great foundations
Fort Worth Star Telegram
I'd like to think that every one of my columns is “the most important story I've ever told.” This one, however, probably needs to move to the top of that list. And it may also be the most boring. But if you'll stick with me for two minutes, I can ...



3ders.org (blog)

WinSun, Jiayuan to implement 3D printing in landscaping, gardening projects
3ders.org (blog)
Hong Kong property developer Jiayuan International Group has joined forces with Chinese 3D printing and construction company WinSun. Jiayuan will apply WinSun's 3D printing technology to landscape gardening and outdoor products, with a view to 3D ...

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#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification
Bizcommunity.com
TheTreeApp, which functions much like Google but for trees, was launched recently. The app, with extensive tree information, beautiful illustrations and GPS location and search capabilities, allows South Africans - whether they are students ...



Malibu Surfside News (press release) (registration) (blog)

Learning in full bloom: Children learn about gardening at latest iteration of Park Tales
Malibu Surfside News (press release) (registration) (blog)
... poppy seeds into a biodegradable flower pot that can later be placed into the ground. The City of Malibu's Environmental and Sustainability Department donated the seeds and provided information on landscaping, gardening and drought-tolerant plants.


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