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Mariesii doublefile viburnum's blooms line up in double-file.

Mariesii doublefile viburnum's blooms line up in double-file.

Self-sown lupines Follow the link to a Plantiful giveaway at Cold Climate Gardening!

Fill The Gaps In Your Garden With Plantiful: Book Review

Self-sown lupines Follow the link to a Plantiful giveaway at Cold Climate Gardening!

Good article on evergreens.....maybe we can grow our own Christmas trees!

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Good article on evergreens.....maybe we can grow our own Christmas trees!

Ivy Geranium: Difficulty level: Very easy  Why you want it: If you love the splashy, bright look of geraniums in the garden, try one indoors. Varieties like ivy geraniums are easy to grow and have blooms in vibrant colors. These plants favor bright light, the better the light, the more they’ll flower. Don’t overwater, advises Garden Guides, given that geraniums thrive when the soil dries out between waterings.

The 16 prettiest and most colorful indoor flowering plants

Ivy Geranium: Difficulty level: Very easy Why you want it: If you love the splashy, bright look of geraniums in the garden, try one indoors. Varieties like ivy geraniums are easy to grow and have blooms in vibrant colors. These plants favor bright light, the better the light, the more they’ll flower. Don’t overwater, advises Garden Guides, given that geraniums thrive when the soil dries out between waterings.

Growing Peonies - The quintessential perennial, Peonies can live for an astounding 40 to 50 years.

Growing Peonies - The quintessential perennial, Peonies can live for an astounding 40 to 50 years.

How to Plant Bearded Iris

How to Plant Bearded Iris

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Landscaping

Early on, though, the project hit a snag. Once the stone paths were in place, the landscape crew tilled the beds without removing several big piles of limestone dust left over from the hardscape installation. A soil test confirmed Corky's worst fear: The pH had risen to 8.9—far too alkaline for roses.  Shown: The pergola, nearly engulfed by 'New Dawn' roses, serves as a perch for songbirds and hides the garage from view.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Early on, though, the project hit a snag. Once the stone paths were in place, the landscape crew tilled the beds without removing several big piles of limestone dust left over from the hardscape installation. A soil test confirmed Corky's worst fear: The pH had risen to 8.9—far too alkaline for roses. Shown: The pergola, nearly engulfed by 'New Dawn' roses, serves as a perch for songbirds and hides the garage from view.

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