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Summer-Loving Annuals

May signifies the last month of spring and the transition to summer.  May is also when your cool weather annuals like, pansies, petunias, snapdragons and others will play out and it’s time to replace with heat loving annuals.  These plants will grow, bloom and perform throughout the summer and fall until it’s time again for

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It’s a Miracle Fruit!

Synsepalaum dulcificum, is known as the Miracle Berry or Miracle Fruit. It originates from West Africa and has the extraordinary ability to change the way your taste buds perceive sour and sweet. The effect comes from a compound known as miraculin. Simply put, the miraculin temporarily blocks the receptors that perceive sour and it also

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SunPatiens vs Vinca

SunPatiens are taking the country by storm so it’s time you give them a try.  These sun loving impatiens are a hybrid of Impatiens walleriana (regular impatiens) and Impatiens hawkeri (New Guinea Impatiens).  They thrive in full to partial sun and prefer rich, well-drained soil. However, Vinca proves to be a similar style bloomer preferred

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Crape Myrtle: Louisiana’s Summer Tree

This top-flowering and easy-to-grow tree or shrub is the queen of the South and great for summer color. Crape myrtles are hands down the mainstays of our Southern summer landscape. Whether you spell it crape or crepe (keep in mind that the Crape Myrtle Society of America uses the “a”) or play it safe with

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Caring for Hibiscus

Growing hibiscus is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for hibiscus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers! Here are some tips on how to care for these tropical flowers: Growing Hibiscus in Containers: Many people who are growing a

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Amazing Azaleas

Azaleas are a member of the genus Rhododendron. There are more than 800 species of Rhododendron and of these approximately 40 species are evergreen azaleas. There are also several specials of deciduous azaleas.Deciduous azaleas are native to Asia, southern Europe and North America. The honey suckle azalea, or Rhododendron canescens, grows as a native in

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