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Winter Pruning in a Mediterranean Climate - Why You Should ..

Most home gardeners in a Mediterranean climate associate winter with the annual pruning of trees and shrubs. They see some of the woody plants out of leaf and half remembering that plants should be ..
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Garden Design Ideas - Landscaping Gardens Using Less Grass

Water shortages in dry climates are forcing home gardeners and professional landscapers to reduce the area of the garden taken up by the lawn. The trouble is that nothing that can replace a lawn in ..
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Morning Glory Ground Covers - Excellent Plants For ..

Morning Glory is commonly associated with rampant climbing plants belonging to the genus Ipomoea. There is however a species known botanically as Convolvulus sabatius, (C. mauritanicus) which while ..
(December 13, 2008)
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Mediterranean Gardening Care in the Autumn - A Perfect Time to .

The tendency for many home gardeners is to think of the spring and summer as the principle feeding seasons for their plants. This may be true in cool, temperate climates, but much less so in ..
(October 20, 2008)
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Viburnum Tinus - A Fine Landscaping Bush Not Only For ..

Viburnums have long been a popular choice as landscaping shrubs for home gardeners and landscape professionals alike. With their dark green foliage and handsome form, they give the garden a calm, ..
(October 13, 2008)
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Shrubs and Bushes - Their Design Role in a Landscape Garden

Landscaping shrubs and bushes have a number of functions in the garden. In the abstract, landscape architects and designers see them as the “walls" of the garden, whereas trees and prostrate ..
(September 12, 2008)
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Pruning Landscape Shrubs and Bushes For Shape and Form

The prerequisite for getting the best performance from your landscaping shrubs and bushes is to be clear about their precise design role they are to play in the garden. Are they to serve as a screen, .
(September 12, 2008)
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Lawn Care in Mediterranean Gardens - Maintaining a Neat Edge

A scruffy, untidy lawn edge is one of the things that really frustrate the average home gardener. Most of us dream of having the neat, clean edge we see in fine public gardens and perhaps in some of ..
(September 05, 2008)
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Lawn Irrigation - How Much and How Often Do You Need to Water?

There are many factors contributing to the success or otherwise of a lawn. A main cause leading to failure is a compacted soil, which lacks oxygen in the root zone, and does not allow for the ..
(September 05, 2008)
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Growing Roses - How to Succeed in a Mediterranean Climate

Getting the best out of your roses depends on choosing the right varieties, and planting them in the appropriate location. You cannot expect the rose bushes to perform well, if you've planted them in .
(August 17, 2008)
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Planting Rose Bushes - The Five Essential Steps For Success

Roses have traditionally been considered virtually compulsory elements in the ornamental garden. Their star has waned somewhat in recent years, partly because of inadequate design knowledge with some .
(August 11, 2008)
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Landscape Trees Dont Make These Mistakes When Choosing One For .

Choosing a landscape tree is without a doubt the most fateful decision as far as the garden is concerned. The right decision can make the garden, while an unwise choice is liable to turn the garden ..
(June 16, 2008)
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Garden Pest Control Tthe Two Sides of the Coin For Effective ..

As with everything else, effective results in controlling garden pests depends on the approach or the attitude that is adopted. Broadly speaking, there are two aspects to pest control. At first ..
(June 20, 2008)
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Garden Design How You Can Learn From Books and From Visiting ..

All of us involved in gardening, whether home gardeners or landscape professionals, ought to have the will and desire to learn continuously about our amazing occupation. A stroll in the local park, ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Garden Design in Dry Climates Reducing the Size of the Lawn

Leafing through a garden design book the other day, I was struck by a curious fact. The book is one of many by John Brookes, the renowned British designer. In virtually every case study presented, ..
(June 27, 2008)
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Agapanthus Africanus An Essential Perennial For a Mild Winter ..

Agapanthus africanus is an evergreen perennial that is ideally suited to an herbaceous border in a Mediterranean and mild winter climate. Although its flowering period is brief, the plant looks good ..
(July 03, 2008)
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Landscape Gardening Choosing Plants With Colored Foliage

There is a large range of plants with colored foliage available to the gardener today. Reddish-purple, golden-yellow, silver, and grey-leaved plants, not to speak of the many types of variegated ..
(July 04, 2008)
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Weed Management The Herbicides You Should Really Be Wary of ..

Chemical weed killers or herbicides should be used as sparingly as possible in gardens as a whole, but especially in private ones. Excessive use of them is bad for the ecological balance in the ..
(July 11, 2008)
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Designing Your Garden Adopting the Professional Designers ..

Designing your garden not only involves creating a grand plan from A-Z, but also adding some shrubs or bedding plants to an existing composition. Whatever its scale or significance, any change in the .
(July 17, 2008)
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Choosing Shrubs For a Dry Climate Garden How to Think Like a ..

When choosing which shrubs to include in your garden, your starting point may be based on your favorite likes and dislikes. As counter intuitive as it may sound, this approach is mistaken. Instead, ..
(July 18, 2008)
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Color in the Garden Do You Use it As Would a Professional ..

Color is often handled in the garden in a haphazard, random fashion. Many a home gardener is satisfied by the simple fact of colorful patches in the garden, without giving much thought as to whether ..
(July 21, 2008)
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Garden Color Design How to Use Contrasts and Create Harmonies ..

Contrast and harmony are desirable qualities in the garden because they establish a composition that has both unity and diversity. Shape size and form, like color, are responsible for the extent to ..
(July 25, 2008)
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Garden Design How to Get Great Results by Using Plants of the ..

A color scheme based on a single color is known as a monochromatic design. A garden bed or border so designed has the principle properties of boldness, simplicity, and clarity. It is a style that ..
(July 26, 2008)
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Color in the Garden How to Get the Best Out of the Different ..

Designing color in the garden is not only a question of creating harmonies and contrasts, while avoiding clashes. It is also a matter of understanding the varying properties of the different hues, ..
(July 28, 2008)
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Catharanthus Roseus An Annual Flowering Plant That Can Save ..

One of the main drawbacks of growing annual flowering plants in Mediterranean and other dry climate regions is their excessive water consumption. Annuals in hot, dry summer areas require water based ..
(August 01, 2008)
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