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  • Help on landscape and designing

    Looking for ideas on how to reshape and landscape the front of my house. Me and my wife will do the labor. I need help on what to plant and how to shape the garden in front of my new house. My wife would like to keep the wrought gate… More

  • Design and Plant Containers for Patio Garden

    ...es so they will look like the pictures in "Better Homes and Garden" for my patio. I can grow them but I just get overwhelmed with the design :0 I have… More

  • Help with fence design

    I'm new to gardening and am seeking advice for a 20' X 20' garden. I'm planning to have a fence installed with a 1" screen (vinyl coated) burried 2' underground (I have groundhog problems), and up to top of fence (5') above ground. I'm Having trouble deciding on the type… More

  • Garden design with Google SketchUp

    ...tp://www.sketchup-garden.com It talk about garden design with Google SketchUp. More

  • landscape business question

    ...landscaping business: I'm looking to start my own landscape/garden design business fairly soon. Was wondering how to figure out a fair price to charge (for labor), beyond covering the costs of materials and supplies. Any thoughts? More

  • Landscaping Design Sofware

    Does anyone here have some landscape design software that they recommend? More

  • Home Remedies for bugs in the garden

    Just curious if anyone has any good home remedies for getting rid of the bad critters in the garden. I was told of a concoction (?) of water, listerine, beer and dish soap that would kill and deter any and all garden critters, japanese beetles, aphids, cabbage worms and tomato… More

  • Recipes for Home made spa products? Anyone?

    I know there are great recipes out there....using herbs and veggies (cucumbers, etc.) More

  • New Mexico Home Garden

    In the desert, we have to watch the amount of water we use. We also have very sandy soil. So I made raised beds, fortified the soil and installed a drip system which uses about 1/3 of the water. These are some pictures of our chiles, tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce, spinach,… More

  • landscape architect

    ...t seeing all there is to see. I'm searching for a landscape architect by word of mouth by people who have actually used the person they recommend. I would like to find someone who will draw up a plan for my… More

  • I need to pick out shrubs for this design

    Hello, I have a rough sketch of the front yard design-- http://www.byegonebooks.com/ebay/design.JPG The nursery originally picked out hicks yew for #1 and a falsecypress for the tree by the sidewalk neither of which I like. I also don't like mugo pines, aborvitae or junipers. I was thinking about hydrangea for… More

  • Garden Design

    :D I am putting a garden along side my shed and would like ideals on what to put into it. I have 1 Lilly that I got my wife for Easter which is Yellow and 10 Red Firecrackers that I got from a school sale. The garden is 17' 4"… More

  • Opinions about my garden design please *picture included

    Hi, Im looking for opinions for this plan that I just made for the veg. garden we're planning for the spring. The green areas are the beds, and their dimensions are labeled. The white area with the grid is the rows between the beds...each square is a square foot so… More

  • Help! I'm on the landscape committee!

    ...burb, in a condo. (zone 5) We need to upgrade our landscaping, and in a fit of civic-mindedness, I volunteered to help on the landscaping committee. We are removing some delapidated evergreens and viburnum shrubs. We need to completely… More

  • question about trellis design

    We need a trellis along the west side of the house. We live in Texas, so it's a lot of sun. and hot... and alot of sun. We can't put trees because of our septic field lines. Do you think a trellis out of lattice, about a foot away from… More

  • Garden Tools and Equipment in Garden Design Forum

    I cleaned it out. There were about 15 threads in there, many by Durgan telling about a new wonder tool he discovered. They've been moved to Hand Tools, a few to Power Tools. So that forum can now be deleted. More

  • composting under landscape fabric

    My local nurserywoman recomended a simple way to compost without building a bin. I layered shredded paper, yard debris, kitchen scraps (vegetable,fruit,coffe grounds etc), spanish moss and horse manure. I watered it ( ha, ha - just before T S Fay arrived) and put a 6 x 6 sheet of… More

  • landscape??

    i have a small restaurant. i was considering planting common yarrows in the front. there's a small area of soil in the front surrounded by concrete. is this adviseable? isn't the common marrow a weed. then nothing else will be able to grow in that small area. More

  • HELP WITH TEXAS LANDSCAPE

    I MOVED FROM FLORIDA TO TEXAS A YEAR AGO. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PLANT WISELY SINCE TEXAS IS VERY DRY. I NEED HELP TO FIND THE RIGHT PLANTS TO HAVE A PRETTY GARDEN USING DROUGHT-TOLERANT PLANTS. More

  • New Summer Home Hardy Tropical Plants in Sandy Soil? Zone 7

    ... Everyone, My parents recently purchased a summer home in South Eastern NJ as a get away the whole family could enjoy. With Fathers Day coming up, and as a way to say thank you, I was thinking of doing a little landscaping at the house. I wanted it to… More

  • Welcome back home HerbyAnne.....

    My friend - it is so good to see you back at GG. We missed you so much and prayed for your safe return and recovery - life just is not the same here at GG without you around. I trust you are feeling much better - and following the… More

  • A New Home

    for my three Tropical Hibiscus. My friends the Rogers have wonderful gardens. I think there are pix in one of my photo albums. They are the couple that raise Monarch butterflies. The Red one has a variegated leaf and the Coral one is just beautiful. The decision to give my… More

  • new here and new home

    ...llo folks. I'm new here and now in a new ( to me) home. I have plenty of backyard ( about 2 acres) and plan on doing some serious work out there. First off is getting rid of all the trees ( i still have about 40 or so to… More

  • Toby has a new home

    We picked him up yesterday. The little furball is 7 weeks old. More

  • Home Again

    Just got home Wed. after a week in the hospital. I had another bout with pnuemonia. This time they found a slow growing bacteria growing in my lungs. They think it is why I have been having so much problems with my lungs. They also think they are giving me… More

  • Home at last

    As many of you know, I moved back to Michigan (the motherland ;) ) from NY last September. My husband whom I had married six months prior, had to remain in NY until his plant closed. For nearly nine months we have been apart, except for brief holiday visits. Last… More

  • Interior Design

    ...haring in the chat room about the inside's of our home's. I hope you all don't mind me starting a thread about Interior Design. We can post some of our idea's for paint color's or ask help on sofa sizes, any number of things.… More

  • landscape garden sphere fountain

    ...re fountain or kugelburnnen is ideal for exterior Landscape designs and interior applications, Commercial lobbies/reception areas, residential indoor/outdoor, and commercial outdoor applications such as parks, entertainment areas, office buildings, and restaurants. These architectural fountains are available with granite or marble rotating spheres beginning at 12" in diameter to larger… More

  • root cellar design / plans

    ...und (such as the one Brenneis by Evergreen Mobile Home park in Edmonton had) or in-ground (traditional style). Many thanks! Heartstone Acres More

  • Home Remedies

    ... in the gardens, and I'd love to try some of your home remedies. I thought it'd be helpful to have all that infomation under one thread where we can discuss the non-commercial products that people… More

  • snow at our new home

    ... though. :( First time I've seen snow so close to home. It was real neat only I was pretty stranded lol and I didn't know how to clean up… More

  • Pictures from Home

    Spent Sunday afternoon in my favorite botanical garden (Houston/Harris county's Mercer) and found a few that still can take the heat. But I only lasted about an hour before retreating to the A/C and a Wendy's frostie..... Mid-90s and wilting humidity took the toll on both me and the wife,… More

  • New home; virtual and real!

    ...y hey! I love gardening. We are moving into a new home because we needed more room to grow what we need. At the same time I found this wonderful site to discuss gardening with fellow enthusiasts;) More

  • how to take care of plant watering when someone away from home.

    I am going on vacation and will be away from home for 0ne month, what should be the best method to water the plants during the time, i have indoor plants like croton, daieffenbachia and others and i have placed them under florescent light, please note here we don't have… More

  • Chance needs a home!

    Chance needs a home! He is a Boxer/Lab about 8-10months old. He has had his first round of shots and needs boosters in a month. He has not been neutered yet. He weighed 40.5pounds and the vet said he looked awesome. I'm willing to drive a few hours to bring… More

  • New home and all new bulbs!

    We bought our home in december and i have done as much work as i could do since then to clean and care for our yard. Yesterday i went to the hardwear store and saw they have so many nice blubs out so i bought Tall Cannas, a Golden Emblem… More

  • Crawfish Home

    Here are some pictures of a crawfish's home. It is like 2 ft from the side of my house! The first pic is when I first saw it. I left it alone and about 4 days later he had it built up twice as high (pics 2 & 3). Since… More

  • Home Page

    The Home Page has a box called Current Community Discussions, which sends people to the deleted General Garden Discussion forum. We need this to link to an actual forum. Who is and has been in charge of general upkeep of GardenGuides? (Not just the forums--we know that's you, Rach!) Was… More

  • gnome home

    ...en, had an old stump so i turned it in to a gnome home.grandkids helped boy that was fun. More

  • Help me landscape my new house

    ...ving and Christmas. It's a very modest retirement home and has lots of shade in the front. I do get a little filtered light a few hours a day. Soil is very sandy and we have experience drought conditions here the past… More