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Climbing Flowering Vines – How to Choose Vines

Flowering vines are used for many purposes. They create privacy, help shield from the wind, hide unsightly objects (a/k/a eyesores), and even attract hummingbirds. Vines also add texture and color to an overlooked area of your yard. In addition to their beauty and function, some flowering vines add a lovely fragrance throughout your garden. This […]

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What is a Spray Rose and How to Grow Them

I’m sure you know what a rose is, but how is it different from a spray rose? Are they  sprayed with something? LOL! Actually, no. Read on to learn not only what a spray rose is, but how to grow them, their different varieties, and what to do with them. (Some of the links within […]

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Moving Houseplants Outdoors in Summer – Preparation is Key

As a beginner gardener you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to put indoor plants outside. Actually moving houseplants outdoors in summer is quite good for them. The rainfall will cleanse their leaves to aid in photosynthesis and help them absorb nutrients from the sunlight. In fact, your plants will love you for it! Most houseplants […]

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Best Cut Flowers to Grow in Your Garden – Easy Varieties

Having fresh cut flowers in my house makes me feel happy. In the winter I tend to go to the local grocery store and collect some from the flower department, but once the buds in my garden start to bloom, I can’t wait to bring some inside. As a beginner gardener, or even a veteran, […]

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What is a Landscape Berm? How to Make a Berm

You’ve seen them everywhere. Mounds of dirt jutting up from the ground level covered with multiple shrubs, trees and flowers. Why would someone want to create such a thing and how do you form one? Read on to learn what a landscape berm is, why you might need one, and how to create it. (Some […]

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What is a Camellia? Care for a Camellia

When I think of a Camellia, it makes me feel nostalgic. When I was growing up in the mid-Atlantic region of the US, my family used to travel to Miami, Florida twice a year to visit my aunt and uncle. On the way, my mom would always marvel at the beauty of the Camellia. One […]

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