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Plant our Logo- Try a Wisteria!

Try A Tamer Wisteria! Yes, wisteria is pretty, but you don’t want it to take over your garden. Wisteria vines, for the most part, are not for the wimpy gardener. About 99.9% of the plants sold are Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) and Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)—thuggish Asian imports that frequently escape managed gardens. They climb

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Grow an Italian Garden

  Cool season: Green Onions At the green onion stage, when the plants have produced foliage but aren’t flowering just yet, harvest every second or third plant by removing the plant, bulb and all, from the soil. The leaves can be used as scallions in flavoring or garnishing Italian dishes. The remaining onions are given

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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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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

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The Best Houseplants for Good Feng Shui

Air Plant Turns out, air plants are kind of a big deal, pals. Air plaints represent the quintessential definition of Feng Shui. Feng Shui literally translates to ‘wind and water’. Wind, (which is air) and water are all these plants need. Rinse them or soak them briefly and then shake them out occasionally. Because no

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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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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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