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Dahlias in the Botanical Gardens

Dahlias in the Botanical Gardens

Recently I visited the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with my wife and friends. We left our inland homes and drove through the redwood forests to spend the afternoon surrounded by 47 acres of spectacular beauty. The riotous colors displayed from over 450 dahlias during late summer are a very special sight to see.

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The Value of a Pond

The Value of a Pond

Installing your own water collection pond is a great way to irrigate smart, conserve water, save money, or simply create an impressive aesthetic in your life. With farmers and gardeners facing challenging drought conditions and increasing government regulations, DripWorks offers a solution with a great line of pond products to make your dream pond a reality.

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Chard: Growing It and Enjoying It

Chard: Growing It and Enjoying It

Everyone has heard of chard but how many of us are growing it? Chard (aka Swiss or Rainbow) is one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables (second only to spinach), and a gorgeous addition to any vegetable garden. Moderately rich, well drained soil forms the foundation from which this beautiful and delicious plant can be grown.

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Vacations and Drip Irrigation

Vacations and Drip Irrigation

Summer is here and it's high time for vacations and weekend getaways! You're ready to throw on some sandals and head for the beach, or lace up your hiking boots for a trip to the great outdoors, either way summer is the perfect time to escape from our homes--and unfortunately from our gardens too! To help prepare for this moment, you bought a drip irrigation system to ensure your garden is well irrigated while away. You've spent precious time this spring setting up a garden and now, more than ever, it's vital to keep it healthy with the summer heat. To make sure your drip system is continuing to work hard while you're away, we've put together some helpful tips to keep your system working flawlessly.

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Growing and Harvesting Garlic in DripWorks' Garden

Growing and Harvesting Garlic in DripWorks' Garden

At DripWorks, we grow a variety of flowers and veggies in order to show customers what can be grown with Drip Irrigation. One of our favorite veggies is the garlic we grow every year; Garlic is the perfect crop to display inside our garden, as it is planted in October and harvested each June (see picture above). Now in our third season, we find growing garlic with Drip Irrigation a snap, if given the right soil conditions and preparation.

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How to Use Soaker Dripline

How to Use Soaker Dripline

Soaker Dripline is a DripWorks' favorite! We love it and think you will too! We use it in our raised vegetable garden beds, both at home and in the demo garden. It's perfect for irrigating small plots such as flower and strawberry beds, and works great inside containers on patios or along walkways due to its incredible flexibility. Compliment your drip system with a battery timer, and you'll be able to automate your garden's irrigation needs to achieve reliable results wherever you grow.

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