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How To Grow Clematis – Add Vertical Flower Power To Your Landscape!

Growing clematis is a great way to add vertical foliage and stunning flowers to your landscape. And best of all, flowers that come back stronger year after year, all with little work! Clematis is a beautiful vining perennial with loads of colorful flower power. Perfect for adding long-term interest to arbors, trellises and fence lines, …

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How To Build A Wood Pergola – 5 Secrets To Simple Success!

If you are looking to add more usability and flair to your outdoor space this year, building a wood pergola may be just the solution. As families find themselves spending more time than ever at home, they continue to look for ways to make more use of their outdoor space. And whether it be for …

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How To Plant And Grow Sunflowers – 6 Great Varieties To Rock Your Landscape!

Planting sunflowers in your landscape is like growing your own little slice of sunshine and happiness! Sunflowers are becoming more popular than ever for growing in home gardens and flowerbeds. They are also finding their way into containers and pots to help brighten up porches and patios with stunning color. It really is hard to …

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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 Successfully Plant And Grow Dwarf Japanese Maple Trees

Nothing adds a little pizazz to a landscape like a beautiful dwarf Japanese maple tree. The tree’s compact growth, combined with its crooked, rambling branches deliver big interest, even in the dead of winter when the leaves are long gone. And it only gets better when its wispy, airy foliage comes to life in the …

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Hardy Geraniums – An All-Season Blooming Perennial For Your Landscape!

Hardy geraniums are a great choice for adding all-season blooming color and interest to the landscape. Not only are they low-maintenance, but these perennial geraniums are highly deer and drought resistant too. Perennial Geraniums vs. Annual Geraniums Perennial geraniums are a far cry from the annual variety many gardeners are familiar with. Annual geraniums are …

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Creating A Classic DIY Garden Bench For Your Home & Garden – With 2 x 4’s!

Nothing can add a touch of beauty to a garden setting like a classic garden bench. Especially when it can easily be created with simple, inexpensive 2 x 4’s! A garden bench is the perfect addition to the landscape for so many reasons. By its very nature, it beckons all who walk among the plants …

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5 Unique Flowers To Grow From Seed In Your Flowerbeds This Year!

Nothing will spice up your flowerbeds more than growing a few new unique annual flowers this year. Flowers with blooms and foliage that stand out from the usual, all-too-common bedding plants grown year after year in the same space and place. After all, if variety is the spice of life, growing a few new flowers …

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How To Select The Best Mulch For Flowerbeds And Gardens

So what is the best mulch to use in your flowerbeds and garden? The answer all depends on exactly what you are mulching, and where it will be going. Mulch really is a gardener’s best friend. There is no better way to keep weeds from becoming established than keeping bare soil covered. Mulch also creates …

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