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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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Through the Garden Gate With the Ambassador of Love

When the florists fell upon the rose – men who could never have enough – they strove for size and got it, a fine specimen of a florist’s rose being about as big as a moderate Savoy cabbage. They tried for strong scent and got it till a florist’s rose has not unseldom a suspicion …

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Growing Roses: Top 5 Things to Know

Growing roses is a cinch if you pay attention to five issues–the right soil, proper watering, good air circulation, fertilizer, and yes you must get smart about pruning roses, too. You can grow all types of roses, from floribunda roses to miniature roses to your favorite rose bushes–see my Top Five Tips below. Rose Care …

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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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A Planting Scheme for a Summer Border

It is often difficult to keep the borders in your garden looking good all summer. Roses are at their best in high summer and then look tired after flowering, other perennials only flower for short periods and then leave a gap in the border. A well known tip is to infill gaps in a border …

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