Mark Montoya

Mixing Hydrangeas With Trees

Mixing Hydrangeas With Trees

By on 13 May, 2010 in Gardening, Mark Montoya, Outdoors with 0 Comments

The two most desired features in any landscape are large trees and mature shrubbery. When it comes to gardening, living in older neighborhoods has both these advantages. When planning your garden, consider these two features gifts from previous generations — gifts which are priceless. Equally important in the quest for the perfect garden landscape is […]

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Garden Therapy

Garden Therapy

By on 13 May, 2010 in Gardening, Mark Montoya, Outdoors with 1 Comment

There is a lot of talk these days about the healing properties of plants: herbal remedies, infusions, salves, as well as the health benefits of organic gardening. But I’d like to point out the one healing property every type of garden can provide — relaxation. There’s a lot of truth in the old adage: Take […]

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Planting For Your Summer Garden

Planting For Your Summer Garden

By on 30 April, 2010 in Gardening, Mark Montoya, Outdoors with 0 Comments

This spring has been among the most colorful in recent memory. The older azaleas, camelias, forsythia, and spirea were especially notable. The reason for this was that the cold weather stayed with us a little bit longer this year. We didn’t have that ‘false spring’ we normally have in February, followed by another freezing period – […]

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