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Easy At Home Soil Test. Here's a guide to testing your garden's soil, at home for free. It's a low tech method to see if you have either highly acidic, or extremely alkaline soil. Most plants thrive in a soil with a neutral (or near neutral) pH. #gardening #soilph

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Limelight hydrangea actually prefers the sun much more than typical hydrangeas & will get large enough for a beautiful screening hedge. It is deciduous & will lose leaves in winter. The cone shaped blooms fade to pink then brown & can be left in tact for winter interest.

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Tilia (lime) is the most commonly used tree for pleached walks; usually the red-twigged lime (Tilia platyphyllos 'Rubra'). Ash, beech, chestnut, hornbeam and plane can also be pleached, as can apples and pears. These can often be obtained ready trained.Oct 7, 2014

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In the front garden (which used to be a lawn), curvilinear planting beds frame the perimeter of the permeable hardscaped patio with a bright palette of lime green, yellows and oranges. The chairs were a Santa Monica Airport flea market find, reupholstered with new coral Sunbrella fabric cushions. Plants include Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ (Japanese sweet flag), Agave desmetiana and Farfugium japonicum ‘Aureomaculatum’ (leopard plant).

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Creating a snowy backdrop for these cute Lawn Fawn critters. Find out more by clicking the following link:

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Amazing Stepable Plants for Yard and Garden

Colorful, low-maintenance golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'). will grow in sunny spots as well as in the shade. Its small ruffled leaves will turn a bright yellow when planted in full sun. Shade-dwelling specimens will become a lime green. Profuse, bright yellow flowers appear in early summer. ~ Thinking it might be a good ground cover option.

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Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers. Master gardener Chris Dawson shares these tips for growing fruit trees in pots.

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For creating dramatic sweeps of color, few foliage plants hold a candle to caladiums. They’re a living paint box of pigment and pattern. Different varieties feature colorful doses of green with green, pink, red, apricot, lime, fuchsia, burgundy, white and yellow, in leaves with solid colors or mixed shades with spots, outlines, flares or blushes.

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Lawn Fawn - Hello Baby + coordinating dies, Circle and Scalloped Circle Stackables dies, Grassy Border die, Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper, Let's Polka 6x6 paper, Lime Lawn Trimmings _ card by Chari for Lawn Fawn Design Team

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shades of purple provided by 'Beni Otake' Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Beni Otake') and 'Velvet Cloak' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'). The chartreuse foliage of 'Mellow Yellow' spirea (Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'), 'Golden Spirit' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit') and Bowles' golden sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea') adds high contrast, taking center stage.

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