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Bunchberry for ground cover

Bunchberry is a very useful groundcover plant and you will find it is versatile and works well on many sites. It grows especially in the North American climate. If you are looking for a shade ground cover for damp soil, then the bunchberry may be the plant for you....

Urban Gardening

With much of the world’s population living in cities, many people have found that they miss having a yard and space to grow plants. There is a misconception that if you live in an urban area, that you will not have access to space for growing plants. You will find...

A Field Guide to Successful Growing Shrubs

What exactly is a shrub? A shrub is any woody plant that comes from several mains stems. They can go dormant and drop their leaves in the winter or they can maintain their leaves and color year round. So what exactly is the difference between a shrub and a bush? It is...

Tips for Indoor Winter Gardening

Growing a garden can be a daunting task, even during the best weather. Winter gardening can be especially challenging, even if you are gardening indoors. With lower light levels and shorter days, flowers and herbs can wilt and die indoors if you are not careful....

Best soils for growing vegetables

There are three main types of soil: sand, silt, and clay. The best soil for most plants to ensure optimum growth is a rich, sandy loam. This soil is an even mixture of all three main types of soil. In most cases, you'll need to amend the soil with compost. Depending...

Guide to Vegetable Gardening:

It's critical to choose a sunny spot for growing vegetables. Most fruiting vegetables need 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day for best results. Leafy greens, such as spinach and lettuce, can thrive with a bit less direct sun. If you assess your yard in winter, remember...