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Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees ~ Our Gentle Giants My backyard is graced with two Flowering Bradford Pear Trees.  We call the Flowering Pear Trees our “gentle giants” because they are huge, but when the wind blows they sway like graceful ballerinas. Their peaceful countenance beckons you to want to just rest under their shade and just […]

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How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

Painting Garden Figurines and Outdoor Décor Painting your garden figurines can add a unique and personal touch to your yard, patio and flower beds.  Over 20 years ago, I started painting a verdigris finish on the concrete figurines in my own private sanctuary, otherwise known as my backyard. After I painted my own backyard décor, […]

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Best Wooden Bird Houses

Best Wooden Bird Houses

Have Them Take Shelter Inside Best Wooden Bird Houses Wooden bird houses make the perfect nesting place for small birds.  We often see them flying around our neighborhood and, of course, they love flying, but they need a place to nest and a wooden birdhouse is a great nesting place. My family enjoys watching the […]

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Red Maple Trees

Red Maple Trees

The Beauty of a Red Maple Tree I have several Maple trees in my yard.  All Maple trees are beautiful, but in the fall my Red Maple tree is especially vibrant and strikingly gorgeous. The brilliant fall foliage is such a beautiful contrast to the overcast days and the fading summer beauty. I look forward […]

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How to Grow Hydrangeas

How to Grow Hydrangeas

Add the Beauty of Huge Blooms to Your Garden! I learned how to grow hydrangeas in my garden simply by watching my grandmother.  She had the biggest, most beautiful hydrangea bushes in the neighborhood, perhaps the largest in the city.  She also had a variety of color which I also thought was gloriously beautiful.  Of […]

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Rose of Sharon Flowering Bush

Rose of Sharon Flowering Bush

A Rose of Sharon Bush Makes a House Feel Like Home I love my Rose of Sharon Bush! When we moved into our house 21 years ago, the backyard was bare. There was no landscaping of any kind except grass.  It just seemed so lonely and uninviting.  Even before I finished unpacking all of the […]

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The Yoshino Cherry Tree

The Yoshino Cherry Tree

The Yoshino Cherry Tree aka Prunus x yedoensis This Yoshino Cherry tree is truly a lovely flowering tree. It is the baby of our garden!  When our son selected a Yoshino Cherry tree as the next addition to our garden, we were all thrilled with that choice. One of our neighbors has an adult Yoshino […]

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Beautiful Bulbs for Fall Planting & Spring Blooming

Beautiful Bulbs for Fall Planting & Spring Blooming

One of the easiest ways to add beauty to your spring garden, is by planting bulbs in the fall.  It does require a small amount of planning ahead though.  You will need to select and prepare the garden area for your bulbs. Selection of your planting areas should be determined by the amount of water […]

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Beauty of the Kousa Dogwood Tree

Beauty of the Kousa Dogwood Tree

When the Kousa Dogwood tree blooms, it is a magnificent display of beauty!  It is filled with stunning blossoms from top to bottom. There are over a dozen varieties of dogwood trees.  We opted for the Kousa Dogwood tree because it is more disease resistant than other varieties.  It is also climate tolerate and can […]

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Crepe Myrtles are Easy and Beautiful Bushes & Trees

Crepe Myrtles are Easy and Beautiful Bushes & Trees

Crepe Myrtles are one of the easiest care summer flowering bushes or trees available, which may explain why so many cities use them in public places. Crepe Myrtles can often sustain extreme pruning and come back strong with beautiful blooms. They also come in a variety of colors. One of my favorite bushes is the […]

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