Wayside Gardens Voices


In a world buzzing with constant clamor, movement and colors sometimes the best reprieve is silence, stillness, and nothingness. White flowers symbolize peace, fidelity, innocence, honesty and perfection. They deserve a place in our gardens beyond formal events like weddings and funerals. White is not a canvas to be filled, but an absence that makes the heart grow fonder.

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Making Dried Flowers

Making Dried Flowers


Posted on Aug 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Some believe that a flower is lovely because its beauty is fleeting, but for those of us who want to hold on to that image a bit longer drying those flowers is the best way to keep them forever. Save important memories like prom corsages and bridal bouquets or dry herbs and rose petals  to make delicious tea, natural medicines or potpourri. The uses for dried flowers are practically limitless!

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Let’s face it: succulents were invented for lazy people. They are so stubbornly durable that even the most lethal “brown thumb” gardeners can grow a bounty of lush greenery with ease. Sporting plump, dusky leaves and curious foliage shapes that can seem downright extraterrestrial who can possibly resist the charm of succulents?

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Berries for the Birds

Berries for the Birds


Posted on Aug 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Birders take heed – the best feeders in the world are those you can grow right in your yard. These four ornamental bushes are not only attractive enough to draw the eye but also produce a bounty of berries that draw flocks of birds as well!

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How to Fix Compacted Soil

How to Fix Compacted Soil


Posted on Jul 27, 2016 | 0 comments

When our plants fail we may blame everything from poor weather to vengeful squirrels, but sometimes the problem is right beneath our feet. Compacted soil could be the only thing standing in your way between you and a flourishing garden.

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Tips for luring Lightning Bugs

Tips for luring Lightning Bugs


Posted on Jul 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Ah those lovely lightning bugs. Summer just isn’t complete without that familiar glow waltzing slowly through the balmy night air. It’s amazing how even years after we’re considered too old to chase them, our fingers still itch for an empty jam jar every time we spot a faint yellow blip hovering just out of reach.

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A Walk on the Wildflowers Side

A Walk on the Wildflowers Side


Posted on May 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Who made wildflower such a dirty word? Perhaps it’s because most people see them as weeds rather than legitimate greenery. Maybe we’re all just forgetting that before they were tamed by patient human hands, every exotic flower that graces our gardens was once wild as the wind.

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