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5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden #gardening #squarefootgarden #gardentips

5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden

Ten years ago I bought my first gardening book, “All New Square Foot Gardening”, by Mel Bartholomew. I read it cover to cover, and then read it again. This book made gardening easy to understand, with clear steps to get started and be successful. I followed Mel’s advice, and ten years later I still believe […] Read more…

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What's Growing in the Butchart Gardens #butchartgarden #garden #gardentour #flowergarden

What’s Growing in the Butchart Gardens

What’s Growing in The Butchart Gardens? A Gardener’s Paradise What’s growing in The Butchart Gardens? Everything! This world-famous garden in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a not-to-be-missed destination for garden lovers. With over a million bedding plants in over 900 varieties, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. I spent two hours here on a […] Read more…

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What to Grow and Plant Arizona Garden June #arizonagarden #arizona #garden #june #garden

What Grows in Arizona Gardens in June

What grows in low desert Arizona gardens in June? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona this month.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Vegetables in the low desert Arizona garden in June Birdhouse gourds are growing up the tallest ladder. The ladder is […] Read more…

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Best Arizona Gardening Books

5 Best Arizona Gardening Books

Bookstores are full of garden books suited for other climates, but the 5 best Arizona gardening books share the wisdom of experienced gardeners in the low desert of Arizona.  Although Arizona’s climate seems severe (it is at times), it is an outstanding climate for gardening. Learn more about summer gardening in Arizona in this post. Gardening year-round […] Read more…

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5 Best Gardening Books #gardening #books #gardenbooks

5 Best Gardening Books

Gardening books combine two of the worlds best things – books and gardening!   With so many gardening books, it’s hard to find the best ones. This post lists my 5 favorite gardening books. (These are the books I would want if I was stranded on a desert island and had to learn to garden.) To […] Read more…

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