How to Grow Cleome (Spider) Flowers
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How to Grow Cleome (Spider) Flowers

If cleome flowers aren’t among some of the most popular annuals sold at home improvement stores and nurseries, it may be due in part to their homely appearance…

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How to Grow Healthy Succulent Plants
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How to Grow Healthy Succulent Plants

Succulents are booming in popularity for two simple reasons: they are beautiful and nearly indestructible. Technically, a succulent is any plant with thick, fleshy (succulent) water storage organs.…

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The Best Plants to Attract Bees
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The Best Plants to Attract Bees

Bees are essential to a garden. Without their help in pollinating plants, there would be few flowers or vegetables. There are many things we can do to make…

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How Much to Plant Per Person in the Vegetable Garden
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How Much to Plant Per Person in the Vegetable Garden

How much of each vegetable should you plant to feed a family of 4 for the growing season and beyond? The answer to that will depend on a…

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12 Species of Magnolia Trees and Shrubs
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12 Species of Magnolia Trees and Shrubs

    Members of the Magnolia Genus tania a. chau/ Moment/ Getty Images Magnolias were named after the French botanist, Pierre Magnol. These trees are either evergreen or…

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Top 12 Flowering Houseplants to Add Color to Your Home
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Top 12 Flowering Houseplants to Add Color to Your Home

There’s something wonderful about a home full of flowering plants, and, as anybody who has spent time around houseplants knows, there’s a big difference between keeping a plant…

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How to Grow Petunias that Will Bloom All Summer
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How to Grow Petunias that Will Bloom All Summer

Overview and Description of Petunias: Petunias are one of the most popular garden bedding flowers. They have wide trumpet shaped flowers and branching foliage that is hairy and…

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13 Top Varieties for Cut Flowers
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13 Top Varieties for Cut Flowers

Cut flowers are often thought of only for special occasions. The Flower Promotion Organization estimates that “more than 180 million stems of roses will be bestowed on sweethearts…

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Popular Self-Sowing Annual Flowers
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Popular Self-Sowing Annual Flowers

Growing annual flowers offers two advantages over growing perennial flowers. First, annuals bloom profusely throughout the growing season. Secondly, many favorite annual flowers freely self-sow and weave their…

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Top 15 Fall Blooming Flowers for Your Perennial Garden
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Top 15 Fall Blooming Flowers for Your Perennial Garden

Fall gardens can be spectacular with bold combinations of the jewel toned colors of  deep purples, rusts, scarlet, and gold. But they do take some planning earlier in…

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