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Plants That Transport You To The Tropics

I am now listening to the “Laid Back Beach Music” station on Pandora featuring Bob Marley, and it’s immediately transporting me back to the tropics. The January before lockdown, my husband and I were fortunate enough to fit in a vacation to Antigua. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful surroundings full of lush palm trees […]

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What is a Cottage Garden? A Popular Trend

Whenever I hear the term cottage garden, I conjure up images of hidden oases of beautiful flowing flowers nestled behind old thatched roofed houses in the Cotswolds of England. Some may call them English gardens, but there is a slight distinction. So, what is a cottage garden? It was one of the 2021 garden trends […]

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Flowers That Tolerate Heat and Drought – Easy Maintenance

Summer is a time to be carefree. A time to stay out late, take an impromptu weekend vacation, and/or travel abroad! So who wants to worry about caring for flowers in the garden? In lieu of assembling a water irrigation kit or recruiting a friend to water your plants while you’re gone, what else is […]

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How to Care For an Orchid – Indoor Tips

Orchids are one of the most popular houseplant gifts. They date back to 500 BC in Greece, Rome, and China. When explorers in the early 1800’s stumbled upon them, they brought the beautiful plants back to their home countries. Orchids are located everywhere except Antarctica. Here are some indoor tips on how to care for […]

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Fall Flower Gardens – After the Summer Cleanup

Alas! The hot, muggy, dog days of summer are slowly coming to an end. And what better way to celebrate the end of summer than by welcoming Autumn? It’s time to rip out the old and bring in the new! Fall flower gardens are lovely, especially after the summer cleanup. Let’s begin recreating your outdoor […]

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Low Maintenance Flower Garden – Sustainable and Beneficial

Everyone enjoys a beautiful garden. When you enter one, your blood pressure decreases, your senses are heightened by the intoxicating smells and sights, and you immediately feel calm and tranquil. If you haven’t already considered gardening, maybe you should. Studies show gardening improves your physical strength, can reduce weight, can increase your heart health and […]

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Planting Herbs in a Garden – Time For Good Eats!

Gardens conjure up images of sunny sunflowers, colorful coneflowers, striking snapdragon, and delightful dahlias. They add visual and textural contrast to our welcoming backyards. You include yet another dimension, called gustation, when planting herbs in a garden. Gustation refers to our taste bud receptors that bind with food molecules and send messages of flavors to […]

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