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Windbreaks for the coastal garden

Seaside Landscaping – Windbreaks Do you live near the shore? Are you finding it difficult to keep things alive because the nearby ocean breezes seem to be killing off your plants in your yard or are ruining your enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Seaside Landscaping

By David Verespy & Barbara Wilson Is your property close or proximate to the seashore? Are you finding it difficult to keep things alive because the nearby ocean seems to be killing off the plants in your yard or ruining … Continue reading

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Salt Tolerant Plantings

Rising water levels, freak winter storms, hurricanes and coastal flooding have all been common occurrences here in southern New England over the past two years.  What used to be a relatively protected coastline unaffected by major storms,  Connecticut has recently … Continue reading

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How to create the perfect outdoor kitchen

Summer is the perfect time for entertaining.  The kids are home for the summer, the pool is open and the nights are made for relaxing with friends.  The only problem is, while everyone is sitting out on the patio having … Continue reading

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Containers vs. Pots for your garden and landscape

  A formal urn by Haddonstone Is it a pot or is it a container? Who knows? So, what is the difference between a pot and a container? Well, since you asked, mostly it is determined by size.  Pots are … Continue reading

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Myths of the Perennial Garden Debunked

Some of the most beautiful images ever to grace the covers of gardening books and magazines are of impeccably maintained, abundant, sweeping perennial gardens. We look at these images and dream. If only someday I won the lottery or I … Continue reading

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The Perfect Relaxation Spot

Are you stressed out? When you come home from work, or after a long day with the kids do you need to chill out and relax? Our homes are our castles, a place of refuge from the busy outside world … Continue reading

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Pervious Pavers (Attractive And Environmentally Friendly)

When is solid not solid, when what you’re walking on is considered pervious or permeable. Pervious and permeable pavements and more specifically pervious pavers are one of the answers to run-off problems impacting many areas. Cities and towns across the … Continue reading

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Creating a Cook’s Garden

By David Verespy and Barbara Wilson Do you love the savory taste of fresh garden fruits and vegetables?  In a salad, on the grill or as a side dish there is nothing better than crisp fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs … Continue reading

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Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor garden rooms have been around since the creation of the garden. However, in recent years the concept of the outdoor garden room has expanded and now includes many of the same rooms and spaces you would find inside your … Continue reading

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