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How To Plant And Grow Salvia – An Easy Care Flower With Big Blooms!

Growing salvia is a great way to add long lasting color and blooms to your landscape. And all without the worry of attracting deer, rabbits or other pests that often ruin flowerbeds with their hungry appetites. Salvia’s foliage is actually offensive to many animals including deer. As a fellow member of the mint family, it’s …

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How To Grow Coral Bells – Plant The Perennial Hummingbirds Love!

If you are looking to add beautiful foliage, elegant blooms, and a steady stream of hummingbirds visiting your landscape – consider growing coral bells! The tall, wispy blooms of coral bells are a favorite of hummingbirds. The tiny flowers are perfect for the long, extended beaks of the fast moving bird. But they are also …

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How To Grow Azaleas – The Simple Secrets To Spring Blooming Success!

The sight of an azalea growing strong and blooming in full splendor is certainly one of the tell-tale signs spring has arrived. Azaleas are a flowering shrub that burst with color as spring hits full stride. In fact, their blooms can be so dense, it’s often hard to see the shiny foliage that lies beneath …

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How To Melt Snow And Ice Safely – Avoid Damaging Plants, Lawns & Pets!

Is it really possible to melt snow and ice safely from sidewalks and driveways without harming perennials, shrubs, trees, lawns – and pets too? When winter arrives with all of its fury, it can certainly make for dangerous and slippery conditions. Especially when it comes to the driveways and sidewalks right outside of our home. …

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Growing Boxwood Shrubs – How To Add Year Round, Deer-Proof Foliage To Your Landscape!

Planting and growing boxwood shrubs in your landscape is an excellent way to add year round foliage and interest to flowerbeds, patios and more. Even better, it is interest that won’t attract hungry deer! Boxwoods are an easy care shrub that bring all kinds of versatility to nearly any landscape design. They can be shaped …

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How To Grow Burning Bushes – And Why To Be Cautious When Planting Them!

Although growing burning bushes can add big spring, summer and fall color to your landscape, there are a few downsides to planting this shrub that blazes in autumn with bright red foliage. Burning bushes are known for their fast growth and beautiful leaves. Especially as autumn rolls around, and their canopy of foliage turns to …

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How To Grow Lupines – A Gorgeous Perennial That Actually Improves Soil!

Growing lupines in your perennial flowerbeds is an excellent way to provide interest and color, all while improving a beds overall soil quality too! Although you wouldn’t know it by their gorgeous long blooms, lupines are a member of the pea family. And like other pea crops, they fix nitrogen levels in the soil as …

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Fall Hydrangea Care – How To Care For Hydrangeas Before Winter

As fall makes way for winter, it’s time for a little fall hydrangea care to get your bushes ready for the snow and cold. But no matter where you might live, and even if the snow doesn’t fly – your hydrangeas can still benefit from a little autumn TLC. Hydrangeas are one of the most …

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Perennial Flower Swaps – How To Share Plants With Friends!

If you are looking for a great way to add new perennial plants to your landscape without breaking the bank, it’s time to organize a fall flower swap with your friends and neighbors! So what exactly is a perennial flower swap? In a nutshell, it’s the perfect way for fellow gardeners to share and exchange …

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How To Grow Asters – The Perfect Fall Perennial With Big Color!

When it comes to gorgeous fall blooming perennials in the landscape, it’s hard to beat growing asters! Although mums are often the go-to plant for autumn color, asters can really spice things up. The hardy perennial boasts varieties with blooms in a wide range of colors from blue, white, pink, to even hues of purple …

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