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Water in the morning. Being hydrated helps plants combat the heat of the day. It also gives the foliage time to dry in the sun, which helps prevent diseases. If a morning watering session doesn’t fit your schedule, your next best choice is the evening, especially once things have begun to cool down. Be sure not to get foliage too wet, especially if your edibles are prone to fungus. At mid-day, water only the plants that are wilting significantly.

Edible Gardening Essentials: Watering Tips Worth Soaking Up. To give your edibles just what they need, get water-wise with these guidelines for how, when and how much.

~ raised garden beds and pergola ~

20 Raised Bed Garden Designs and Beautiful Backyard Landscaping Ideas

August 26, 2005 – Squash Tunnel - high hopes gardens

August 26, 2005 – Squash Tunnel - high hopes gardens

Edible landscaping. I wAnt this to be my front yard.

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: convert ditches in landscape into a low-maintenance garden. Instead of covering the ditch with grass, plant a Swale Garden. These types of gardens help channel storm-water runoff, benefiting both the yard and local environment.

9 Ways to Change Up Your Vegetable Garden for the Coming Season

Frost-Hardy Foliage That Loves a Cold-Climate Garden: When winter cuts a bleak swath through other plants, these edibles and perennials flourish brilliantly

Rugosa roses are in the shrub borders. They are spectacular in the fall.  The foliage is a lemon-butter yellow, and the rose hips turn a beautiful cranberry color.

Front Ridge Residence - traditional - landscape - boston - by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

Flowering Crabapple 'Louisa'

Spring in the Test Garden


Bee balm (Monarda didyma, zones 4 to has become a favorite functional perennial of mine. I have used this plant to battle latent weed seed spikes of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense, zones 3 to with little maintenance

Red Salvia greggii Furman's Red, Salvia greggii Furman's Red, Furman's Red…

Salvia greggii Furman's Red

Red Salvia greggii Furman's Red, Salvia greggii Furman's Red, Furman's Red…planted in front yard bed