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Grow your own Microgreens
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How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Everyone loves the magnificent blooms of the Amaryllis. Trumpet-shaped flowers are up to 9 inches across and displayed in shades of pink, white and...
How to Create a Festive Container
Watch my short slideshow on how to create a festive planter with clippings from your garden. Happy Gardening! Shauna  

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Bringing that Beachy Feeling to Your Garden

Are you feeling beachy?  Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the ways we are reminded to take care of the natural beauty that surrounds us. Whenever I get this beachy feeling, it makes me want to bring a little of the beach home to celebrate it in my garden. 
 
A few years ago my brother and his wife were landscaping their new home. The yard had an irrigation system through most of the front and back yard but not within a narrow side strip of space alongside their driveway measuring about 6' by 15'. They asked me for my ideas for a low maintenance garden bed; then they told me that one idea they had come up with was a rock and driftwood garden with ornamental grasses. I thought that they already had the best idea possible so we set to work making plant choices and layout. 
 
We came up with a mixture of three types of ornamental grass, berried plants for fall and winter interest and a few other complimentary flowering perennials and shrubs. Working in multiples of threes and fives; the colour scheme was blond and blue grasses, rosy-pink berries and flowers with driftwood and round rocks to create a perfect low maintenance beachy garden. Read More