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Category: Perennials

    Attracting Butterflies

    Butterflies can be seen in a variety of bright colors, making them a welcome guest in any garden. They are attracted to any garden with brightly-colored flowers that are rich in nectar. When possible, locate flowering plants in a sunny, protected area as butterflies need sunlight to stay warm. Also, avoid using pesticides in that […]

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    Attracting Hummingbirds

    A hummingbird garden can be as simple as a flower box or several containers on a deck, or as elaborate as a large perennial border. The height of the plants chosen is important to vary the space around blooms, allowing the hummingbirds to hover. The goal is to have some flowers in bloom at all […]

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    Beneficial Bugs

    There are many insects crawling around in our gardens which perform vital duties and help them grow. These naturally beneficial bugs perform valuable services such as pollination as well as pest control. Using these insects to control pests has been a common practice for many years now and is regularly implemented by many experienced gardeners. BENEFICIAL […]

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    Clematis Care

    Clematis are truly the queen of garden vines. Their spectacular blooms do so many different things from climbing fences, mailboxes and lamp posts to standing alone on a teepee or pergola. Light Exposure Clematis prefer 5 to 7 hours of sunlight per day in order to flourish (sunlight requirements may vary according to variety, so […]

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    Herb Gardening

    Since ancient times, herbs have played an important role in politics, romance, religion, health and superstition. They can be classified as annuals, perennials or biennials: ANNUAL HERBS: include anise, basil, chervil, coriander, dill and summer savoryPERENNIAL HERBS: include chives, fennel, lovage, marjoram, mint, tarragon, thyme and winter savoryBIENNIAL HERBS: include caraway and parsley Growing Herbs […]

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    How to Prepare a Flowerbed

    A properly prepared flowerbed is vital to a great garden. Well-prepared flowerbeds help with many aspects of a successful garden such as drainage, soil nutrients and discouraging pests and diseases. Steps Choose size and shape: Visualize what your flowerbed will look like. Consider the size and shape of the bed and what kind of garden […]

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    Mums

    Mums provide glorious color for the seasonal garden throughout autumn. Garden mums, originally from the Orient, are now grown all over the world for their wonderful display of colorful blooms. They are available in a wide range of colors with many variations of each hue. If the colors aren’t enough to choose from, these flowers […]

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    Ornamental Grasses

    Ornamental grasses may be annuals or perennials; short or tall; spring or fall flowering; prolific self-seeders or sterile; invasive spreaders or well-behaved clump-formers. They add two elements to the the garden that are not provided by many other plants: movement and sound. Most grasses will grow in areas where other plants will not survive. There […]

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    Perennial Care

    Perennials can add flower color and foliage texture to a landscape. They can be grown as border plants among foundation plantings or as stand-alone beds. Perennial, by definition, means to return year after year. A perennial garden, if planned correctly with adequate soil, light, water and plants that are naturally tough and well-adapted to conditions […]

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    Rose Care

    Roses are considered on the world’s favorite flowering plants. The rose is an ancient species of plant which, through centuries of hybridization, has become the marvelously diverse and interesting plant we enjoy today. Common types Climbing Roses – Climbers are often of the large-flowering varieties which bloom in loose clusters of 5-15 blooms. Most are […]

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