Category: Flower Gardening

Growing Lupine from Seed

Are you ready to embark on an incredible gardening adventure? Let’s talk about growing lupine from seed! This fantastic perennial plant is not only a stunning addition to any garden, but it’s also a rewarding and enjoyable experience for any green-thumbed enthusiast. With eye-catching spikes of flowers in a myriad of colors, lupine from seed …

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Spring Rejuvenation of Your Perennial Borders and Gardens

Spring is a good time to rejuvenate your perennial borders and gardens. If you’re at all like me, you enjoy the thought of getting out in the cool but pleasant sunshine after a winter away from your gardening. Spring is easily one of the busiest times of the year if you have a garden full …

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Through the Garden Gate With the Queen of Annuals

“The Sweet Pea has a keel that was meant to seek all shores; it has wings that were meant to fly across all continents; it has a standard which is friendly to all nations; and it has a fragrance like the universal gospel, yea, a sweet prophecy of welcome everywhere that has been abundantly fulfilled” …

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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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Lantana Planting 101: Where to Plant for Maximum Growth and Beauty

Lantanas are beautiful and versatile plants that can add a pop of color to any garden. But before you start planting, it’s important to consider the best location for your lantanas. This guide will help you choose the perfect spot based on factors like sunlight, soil type, and climate. Choose a Sunny Location Lantanas thrive …

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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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Shrub Roses Add Easy, Ever-Blooming Color to Landscapes

Looking for instant color to dress up your deck or patio for that summer garden party or backyard barbeque? Or maybe you need a dash of color to brighten your landscape with long-lasting visual drama. Whatever your garden quandary, consider a low-maintenance shrub rose for nonstop color from spring until fall. Shrub roses are easy …

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Tips on Growing Wisteria

Wisteria is a gorgeous vine plant that generously grows large grape-like flower clusters and emits a wonderfully sweet fragrance (at least, most varieties do; some are known for an unpleasant odor).  The flowers can range in color from blue to lavender to purple to pink to pure white.  Because of their renowned beauty, most gardeners …

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Succulents in the Oklahoma Landscape

Oklahoma summers are mingled with thunderstorms and scorching dry spells, which can make things daunting for the casual gardener like myself. This is why I decided to try low-maintenance succulents outside this year. At my local nursery I picked up a few of these adorable succulents to try out in the yard. They are hardy …

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