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Your Garden Needs Native Plants… Right Now

Improve Your Garden with Native Species When I first started doing talks on native plants it was generally to half a room of people (if I was lucky) and they knew absolutely nothing on the subject. A few years back I gave a talk...

Container Gardening

How to Care for Your Poinsettia

Reblooming and Caring for Your Poinsettia Poinsettias are a widespread Christmas tradition both for gift-giving and holiday decorating. Yet many of these lovely plants end up in the trash once the holidays are over. Your...

Flower Growing Tips

Early Blooming Flowers for Spring

Early Blooming Flowers: What to Plant for Early Spring Blooms Gardeners in cold climates can still enjoy colorful flowers in the garden as early as March and even February in some areas, even when there is still snow on the...

Bonsai

How to Change the Shape of a Bonsai with Wire

One of the great differences between pen tsai and bonsai tree is the latter’s use of bonsai wiring as a common technique for changing the shape of the tree (pen tsai relies heavily on the clip and grow method, supplemented by...

Roses

More Success Growing Roses

Consider the following questions before choosing your roses and you’ll have a fantastic experience growing roses. So you’re shopping for roses? Maybe this is the first rose to be added to the garden or maybe you’re an old...

Hydrangeas

List of Hydrangea Varieties

Hydrangeas Come in Many Flavors Choose the one that’s right for your garden Hydrangeas are to summer as lilacs are to spring. This genus starts flowering in June and won’t stop until frost. With the shortage of good...

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