Wayside Gardens Voices


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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My Fair Ladybugs

My Fair Ladybugs


Posted on Apr 26, 2016 | 0 comments

They land on our finger tips, scurry across our dashboards and even find their way between the pages of our books. That’s right; the season of ladybugs is upon us. Fear not – they’re here to help!

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Wonderful Earthworms

Wonderful Earthworms


Posted on Apr 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Feeling a little unappreciated at work? Like maybe you do so much during a day, but no one recognizes how much you actually accomplish? Then maybe you know what it’s like to be an earthworm. It is high time we paid homage to these humble yet invaluable members of garden society.

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Top Five Petaled Flowers

Top Five Petaled Flowers


Posted on Apr 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Why do we find five pointed flowers so delightful? Is it because when playing “He loves me-he loves me not” we’ll always get the best answer at the end? Or maybe because their simplicity reminds us of attempting (with varying success) at drawing flowers as children? Well, whatever the reason, they have a certain charisma that just can’t be ignored.  That’s why we just had to bring you our list of top five petaled flora.

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Having siblings is a mixed bag of crazy experiences – sometimes fun, sometimes not-so-fun but always an adventure. And while we might not always see eye-to-eye with our brothers and sisters, we are intrinsically linked with them, and for many of us there’s something reassuring about that connection. Plant siblings are, surprisingly, not all that different from human ones.

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