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Your Garden – Your Sanctuary

Cloverdell Designs offers a full range of Garden Designs and Themes including detailed site plans, botanical lists, artistic ideas, multi-use spaces, consultations and outdoor art in the creation of your unique piece of Eden.

Using Ferns and Roses for Summer Flower Arrangements

June and July are both sunny and warm – ideal conditions for roses to bloom profusely.  Add water and a consistent routine of “dead-heading” the spent blooms and you’ll have lots of flowers available to become indoor table arrangements.  Roses like deep watering (a good soaking of their roots) every week or so.  Be sure...

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Spring is upon us!

Get those vegetables planted. Use dried and crushed eggshells around your baby vegetable plants. This has a double benefit: 1) the crushed eggshells nourish the baby plant root systems, and 2) snails and slugs don’t like the crushed shell dust. Pull weeds and remove dead parts (compost these). Mulch areas where dirt is showing. Recycle...

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Getting Ready for Spring

By the beginning of February you should have pruned any perennials, shrubs or roses for size and shape. The same goes for your fruit trees but they also need spraying with a Lime Sulfur mixture for “Peach Curl”. Since we also have lots of trouble with Thrips here in the Silicon Valley, cleaning up dead...

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Art-in-the-Garden Tip

Artistic objects made of glass, metal and stone survive well outside. Wooden artistic bits need regular painting.  Either singly or in groups, these artistic objects can be hung on walls or tucked in corners where plants have a hard time growing. Placement of art in the garden, as well as the quality and quantity depends entirely...

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