Category: Flower Gardening

July in the Flower Garden

Mid summer in the garden is the time when you can take some time to relax and admire the fruits of the your labour. The flower borders are in full bloom and the garden is buzzing with life. However, even in the smallest garden there is still plenty to do, from making sure containers and …

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June in the Flower Garden

June in the garden and the season is in full swing. Even in the smallest garden there is plenty to do at this time of year. From transplanting seedlings you have raised in the greenhouse to cutting back early flowering plants to make way for colourful annuals. So before you put on your boots for …

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Hydrangea Care: Guide to Huge, Colorful Blooms

Following just a few simple growing tips for hydrangea will produce healthy plants with fluffy colorful blooms year after year. Hydrangea are small deciduous shrubs or climbers that usually have thick clumps of pink or blue flowers. Many newer varieties now offer more brightly colored or white flowers. The most popular questions that come up …

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Planting a Rain Garden

Many Americans are searching for things that they can do to improve their environment, such as participating in community cleanups and driving more efficient cars. One great thing that almost any homeowner can do to make a big difference is to plant a rain garden. Rain gardens naturally absorb and filter large amounts of rainwater during …

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How to Create a Wildflower Garden

In today’s gardens often populated by geraniums, roses, and zinnias, wildflowers can provide a simple and graceful flair. Almost any garden or landscape can be beautified by their presence. Not only are wildflowers easy to grow but they possess a natural resistance to pests, disease, and harsh climates. They can survive in clay soil, nutrient …

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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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