Category: Flower Gardening

Different Types of Perennial Plants for Your Garden

Perennial plants are very diverse and come in endless varieties. They can suit any kind of landscape and garden design if planted well. They can meet your requirements and make the garden lively and vibrant with flowering or non- flowering varieties. It is advisable to plant different kind of perennial plants in garden for a …

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20 Plants Your Goldfinches Will Love

Talk about an eye grabber! I love the striking contrast of bright yellow and black that is a male Goldfinch. When they change from drab yellow-green in the spring to their beautiful, happy summer plumage, I know warm weather is definitely on the way. Plant any or all of these to encourage your goldfinches to …

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3 Easy Steps to a Delightful Bird Seed Garden

Wild bird habitats have been shrinking rapidly, but it’s easy to help restore some of that essential area right in your own backyard. So let’s get started! 1. Make a Plan Decide on the size and shape of the area you will be planting. For a backdrop and built-in bird gathering area, a section or two …

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Spa in the Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants

The use of aromatic herbs and plants for medicinal purpose dates back to the early Egyptian era. Romans and Greeks also constructed aromatic gardens in the early years for their timeless beauty and fragrance. Aromatherapy is quite effective and popular to date and people do not mind spending money for the therapeutic effects of fragrant …

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The Amazing Camellia Japonica And Camellia Sasanqua Flowers

Camellia History in America Japanese Camellia, Camellia japonica. American gardeners in the South know and love the Camellia japonica, a landscape shrub, bush, or tree that can grow 20 feet tall. The Camellia japonica became an important garden landscape plant in the World War II war years in the 1940’s when Dr. Tom Brightwell collected …

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Colorful Plants for the May Garden

Summer is finally on its way and the garden is beginning to burst with color. Here are just a few of the plants you might like to choose to make your garden really stand out this month. Aquilegia or ‘Grannies Bonnet’ is a very common cottage garden plant that some people even consider a weed. …

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Simple Ways to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

A lot of people think that hanging out a quick hummingbird feeder is enough to encourage hummers into their gardens. While hummingbirds will stop by and eat from these feeders, they tend to quickly move on to more welcoming gardens. Creating an ideal garden for hummingbirds offers more than just food. They offer all of …

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Attracting Hummingbirds Using Colorful Perennials

Are you wondering how to attract hummingbirds naturally? Maybe you have thought about what type of plants or shrubs you like to occupy that part of your yard that will help prime your hummingbird feeder. Here are some plant and shrub ideas that you may want to consider when attracting hummingbirds to your neck of …

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Spring Plants for Indoor Planters

Spring is a little late arriving this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little bit of spring weather indoors. There are plenty of spring flowering plants that will do well in indoor planters. With a plentiful choice of bulbs and plants available this time of year, here are just a few of …

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Cutting Flowers and Keeping Them Fresh

Even if you haven’t specially created a planting plan that focuses on those flowers best grown for cutting, there will still be plenty of flowers during spring and summer that you can pick from the garden and bring into the house. But whether you pick home grown flowers or buy from a shop, there is …

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