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Spotlight on: Tree Form Hibiscus

Have you seen a gorgeous tree-form/topiary of a hibiscus? They are taking the gorgeous tropical plant to new heights! They aren’t difficult to grow if you have enough sunlight and a little knowledge. Here’s how you can grow these stunning plants for yourself: Characteristics: Dimensions: Up to 6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. Growth

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Feed the Metamorphosis: Milkweed for the Butterfly Life Cycle

With their fragrant flowers, which grow in orange & red clusters like little bells, all milkweeds are a magnet for butterflies. There are different varieties of Milkweed, and the one that we recommend for our area is Red Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica). Its growth habit is upright, it matures to 3-4’, blooms in 3’’ clusters Spring-Fall,

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Don’t Sizzle in Summer: Plant Aloe

Aloes are succulent plants that are originally from the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and the Indian Ocean region, so they are a great plant to think of in this summertime heat! Like most succulents, these plants like plenty of sun and very low water. They can be grown indoors in very bright light, such as a

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Top 10 “Sun”sational Summer Succulent Varieties

Kalanchoe pumila – Flower Dust Plant This creeping, silver-grey groundcover is a gem in hanging baskets! Sporting pink flowers to accent the ashy, silver leaves, it can take the heat but is also hardy enough to survive light freezes. It will love to be in a dry hanging basket, requiring a fraction of the water

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Colorful Caladiums for Shady Summer Spots

Caladiums are an A+ selection for reliable color in areas that get some shade. And one investment can provide years of color. Easy enough for the casual gardener to expect routine success, the caladium’s elegant beauty also makes it a staple in the most accomplished gardener’s landscape. Native to tropical South America, caladiums grow from

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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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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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