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Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens West Hartford

Historic Rose Gardens at Elizabeth Park The Elizabeth Park Rose Garden  has an impressive history.  It is the oldest municipal rose garden in the United States dating  back to 1904. Elizabeth Park is a beautiful park that crosses the Hartford-West Hartford line. The rose garden is its most famous feature and well worth the notoriety. […]

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Garden Tour Photos Are Here!

 Garden Club Tour  Private Garden ~ West Simsbury Hello fellow gardeners! I would love to say that my gardens are full of exotic plants and a carefully thought out design but it is neither. The truth be told wherever I found a spot of dirt a plant went in being mindful of sun vs shade […]

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September Gardens

September gardens can be just as lovely as  spring! Keep the gardens looking fresh by planting some of these late bloomers. Cut back the plants that are past bloom, cut a fresh edge and add color with some fall annuals. Read more about September garden maintenance here. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     SEPTEMBER […]

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September Gardening Checklist

Here is your September gardening checklist for fall clean up, plant division, and lawn maintenance. PERENNIAL GARDEN: _ I like to have “holding bed” ready with good soil to divide plants an store them for spring before starting my annual division of overgrown plants. Then in the spring you can move them around without shocking […]

Landscape Design Part 3 Bluestone Patio

Landscape Design Part 3 – Bluestone Patio – Before and After

  Below is the Bluestone Patio BEFORE   The patio was very small surrounded by an 8 foot high hedge of yews. There was no view at all of the pond and no way to walk around the house. The was no thought put into the pattern. There were weeds growing in between all the […]

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Landscape Design Part 2 – Side Yard & Stone Steps – Before and After

    Thinking of buying a new home, investment property or perhaps a foreclosure but the landscape projects seem to be daunting? Are you worried you won’t get any return on your investment? With a little vision and some sweat equity you can turn a property into a paradise increasing the value and making it […]

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How To Make A Stone Wall With No Steps Skipped!

How to Make a STONE WALL With No Steps Skipped! by Eileen Anderson This particular area is on a shady slope where there is water run off. This would be a perfect spot for a french drain under the stone wall. A french drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock or containing a […]

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Garden Tips for November in New England

November  Gardening Checklist: PERENNIAL GARDEN: Mulch perennials after the first hard frost. Tie climbing roses against the wind. Hybrid tea roses should be mulched with soil 8” high around them. Leave seed heads on ornamental grasses for winter interest. Blow leaves from Pachysandra. Iris borers lay eggs in September, clean up iris bed. Winter grasses […]