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10 Flowers That Give You Bloom for Your Buck

Want a showy garden but on a budget? Check out these impressive and inexpensive blooms. Celosia This classic cutting-garden annual comes in shapes and sizes that most people have never even tried. Growing from seed will allow you to experiment with more than the usual suspects you see in garden centers: there are the brainy-looking

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Lucky 13 Can’t-Kill Flowers for Beginners

Don’t say you have a brown thumb! Try these easy-to-grow, can’t-kill beauties and watch your beginner’s thumb turn green. Sunflowers Sunflower seeds are large and easy to handle, so they’re great for children or beginner gardeners. Mammoth Russian Sunflowers get to a staggering 12-14 feet tall. You can find sunflowers in many different sizes and

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20 Flower Choices to Attract Butterflies

Start planting now to make sure butterflies have your garden on their radar! Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) Butterfly bushes (Buddleia or Buddleja) are large, fast-growing shrubs whose flowers are irresistible to butterflies. Buddleias are easy-care plants and have a fragrant scent, making them delightful for an outdoor gathering. Phlox Phlox is a low-growing, spreading plant that

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Much about Mulch

Mulch helps plants and keeps soil healthy. All plants greatly benefit from mulching. The application or re-application of mulch is important to provide your garden once per year. Cedar or cypress bark is recommended due to its resistance to rot and fade, and has the ability to stabilize soil in beds and retain moisture. Cedar also

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Timely Tips for Spring

Perennials – Cut remaining stems and leaves from last season including ornamental grasses, do this before new growth begins. Divide perennials like Hosta and ornamental grasses every three to five years to promote healthy plants and share with friends or create new plantings. Fertilize with Fertilome Blooming & Rooting – this is a premium flower

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Top 10 Rules for Growing a Kitchen Garden

Growing fruits and vegetables isn’t rocket science, but it does involve science. Here are easy tips to help ensure your success in growing food in the garden. Find the Sun Most vegetables want six hours of direct sun a day — and more if they can get it. Exceptions include lettuce and radishes, which can

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Colorful Vegetables to Try in Your Garden

Add color and nutrients to your garden and plate with these colorful vegetables. One of the nice things about growing your own vegetables is the amount of variety available. No need to stick with the grocery store varieties; there is a whole world of colorful veggies to choose from. Many of these offer higher levels

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Rose Types & Care

Roses enhance a garden with beauty & elegance. Now is the perfect time to plant bare root roses so they can come alive in your garden this spring. But, first you need to decide which genre best suits you! Here are the types of roses: Hybrid Teas Roses have been providing colorful displays, rich fragrances

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In the Zone: An Article on Plant Growing Zones

  Have you gone to a nursery to purchase a plant only to be confused by the zone indicated? Usually the zone on the label is the plant hardiness zone, but it is becoming common to include heat zones. First, let’s discuss plant hardiness zones. This set of numbers is about minimum temperatures a plant

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Evergreen Shrubs for Year-Long Color

Evergreen shrubs don’t disappoint. Add them to your landscape for vibrant flowers, leaves and stems every season. Evergreen Viburnum Viburnum is a dense, compact shrub with pointed green leaves edged with creamy yellow. It has clusters of red flowers in late winter and spring. Though most cultivars are deciduous, the sweet viburnum is a diehard

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