An Itchy Green Thumb - 5 Great Gardening Sites
First things first - a quick Google search on landscaping ideas produced a plethora of options. Of course, I was digging in the weeds for articles that were *real* and not just teasers for pro landscapers. HGTV has a *very* good Landscaping section. I especially like their article on Creating Rhythm in the Garden.
Better Homes and Gardens has Edible Landscaping Ideas. Which makes sense, considering the push to create more *green* sustainability in subdivisions. :-) I love the idea of vegetables, without the *rigidity* of an obvious vegetable garden.
I never thought I’d say it, but Home Depot has a decent section on container gardening, and creating your own hanging baskets.
One of the trends being pulled into suburban Toronto is a reduction in gas powered mower usage. You can either go out and trade in your gas powered mower for a push mower, or the alternative is to reduce the amount of grass you actually need to cut - that’s the direction I’m leaning in right now. Landscaping Ideas Online has some very neat samples of alternatives to grass.
Last but not least, you need a place to dream about plants. Humber Nurseries has a very comprehensive online presence to build your wishlist from.
Here’s to reducing the itchiness in your own green thumb.
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