Category: General

Know Your Seedlings and Weedlings

Have you ever thought of the jungle your yard would be if everything you ever planted was still alive and growing? Most of us would need a machete to cut our way through it. But what about all those little seedlings coming up in our flower beds that we pluck out unknowingly when weeding, simply … […]

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Window Boxes

WONDERFUL WINDOW BOXES As you plan this year’s garden, consider adding some window boxes. A charming window box is a small garden placed above the ground, on a window or porch ledge. In older, foreign cities it is common to see three- and four-story houses graced with well-tended, colorful window boxes. Many homes in America … […]

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Everlasting Flowers

When you begin planning your 2000 garden, consider the group of flowers known as “everlastings” because they dry so well. Everlastings can be easily dried for use in wreaths, arrangements, or craft projects, and can be enjoyed long after cold weather arrives in the fall. One favorite everlasting is Gomphrena, also called globe amaranth. These … […]

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Growing Cut Flowers

For only a few dollars and one row in a sunny place, you can grow flowers to cut until the fall frost kills the plants. Annuals such as zinnias, marigolds, and small types of sunflowers are easy to grow for a full season of cut flowers for you to enjoy. Buy seeds of flowers that … […]

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Butterfly Gardening In Containers

A group of containers massed in a bright, sunny area can be very beautiful and also attract butterflies. Petunias, lobelia, and sweet alyssum have a wonderful scent as well as color. Other nectar flowers to consider are ageratum, cosmos, daylily, and rudbeckia daisies. Shrubs such as butterfly bush and hibiscus also grow well in containers, … […]

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