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Raised Bed Garden Benefits

The Raised Bed Garden: Benefits

How Raised Beds Can Change the Way You Garden

Introduction

So just what is a raised bed? It is a volume of garden soil contained within a set of walls made of wood, stone, metal or concrete that rises above the normal soil level. It’s a popular method of creating a garden space, but has many benefits.

The Benefits of the Raised Garden

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Cottage Garden Info

Cottage Garden Series: Great Links and Sites

Information About Cottage Garden Design and Ideas for the Cottage Garden

As we build out our picket fence cottage garden and put in a new cottage-themed shed, we have been doing a ton of research on cottage design, cottage ideas and themes. Below are some of the best links we have found for your cottage garden research efforts.

Better Homes and Garden Cottage Garden Post

Designing a Cottage Garden

Wikipedia Cottage Garden

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Garden Bushes

Garden Bushes

The Best Garden Shrubs to Add to Your Garden

Flowering bushes/shrubs are the foundation of any modern garden, offering a privacy screen along a border, attracting bees and birds, and providing amazing color and interest throughout the landscape. With hundreds of types and shapes, there’s a beautiful type bush for every one.

There are some key steps to choosing the right garden bush. First, make sure it’s suited for your USDA Planting Zone. You will need to … Read the rest

sharpening scissors

How to Sharpen Scissors

Sharpening Scissors the Right Way

“How to Sharpen Scissors” Video at End of Post

We all have them. We all tolerate them. That old pair of scissors that are so dull they bend the paper and need sharpening. In the garden, dull garden scissors or snips can leave wounds that can risk the health of your prize plants. If you knew how easy it was to sharpen them, you’d kick yourself. So let’s take a … Read the rest

Cottage Garden Design Elements

Cottage Garden Series: Cottage Garden Features

Best Features for Your Cottage Garden

Continuing on our obsession with the cottage garden, it flowers, design principles and overall feel, this post is dedicated to non-plant cottage garden features, both traditional and non-traditional. Here is a list of our favorite elements for the cottage garden.

Fences and Gates

The feeling of contained chaos, or that you are entering a wonderland, is common in the design of the cottage garden. A low fence or wall, … Read the rest

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