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Myrtus communis ‘Compacta’

Botanical Name: Myrtus communis ‘Compacta’ Common Name: Compact True Myrtle Family: Myrtaceae Origin: Mediterranean Climate Zone: USDA 8a-10b Sunset 8-24 Mature Height: 2-3 feet Mature Width: 2-3 feet Plant Type: Evergreen Growth Habit: Low rounded form is dense with small fine leaves Growth Rate: Slow to moderate Flower Color/Details: Showy, bright white, open flowers with […]

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Huntington Carpet Rosemary

Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Huntington Carpet’ Common Name: Huntington Carpet Rosemary Family: Lamiaceae Origin: Mediterranean region, California hybrid Climate Zone: USDA 7-10, Sunset 4-24 Mature Height: 1-2 feet Mature Width: 6-8 feet Plant Type: Evergreen Growth Habit: Multi-branched, compact, mounded, spreading Growth Rate: Fast Flower Color/Details: Deep, Small clusters of 1/4 to 1/2 inch, fragrant, […]

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The Best Leaf Blower for Any Budget and Garden Size

There are many leaf blowers on the market. They can be divided into three types: gas, corded electric, and battery-powered. We will describe those kinds of leaf blowers, review some outstanding products, then give you buying guides so that you are able to choose the best leaf blower for yourself. Our top picks Best overall:  […]

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How to Grow Almond Trees in Your Garden

The almond is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae), including many well-known fruit trees. Numerous varieties range from small ornamental shrubs (Prunus glandulosa) planted solely for their attractive blooms to medium-sized trees that produce edible nuts. Growing almond trees and harvesting their nuts is not difficult if you have a suitable environment and a […]

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How to Grow Eucalyptus

The koala’s favorite meal is eucalyptus (Eucalyptus cinerea), which you may be familiar with. In its native Australia, this evergreen tree can reach a height of 60 feet or more, but it usually stays under 6–10 feet tall in home gardens. It has to peel reddish-brown bark on the smaller branches. When injured, the leaves […]

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How to Grow and Care for Nerve Plant

Nerve plant (Fittonia spp.) is a spreading evergreen perennial with beautifully flecked, deep-green leaves typically grown as a potted houseplant. Although silvery-white veins are the most common, you can also find variations with red, pink, white, and green veins. The nerve plant is a creeper that grows slowly and is ideal for terrariums and bottle […]

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Tips to Grow and Care for Yucca Plant Indoors

The yucca plant is also called the cassava or manioc. The yucca plant is a white, starchy vegetable initially grown in Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. This vegetable is one of their dietary staples and is utilized in making cooking flour and paste. The yucca plant has a thick, dim brown skin that appears to be […]

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Tips to Grow and Care for Snapdragons

Snapdragons are also known as antirrhinums. They are accessible in various sizes and colors. Big snapdragons can grow 2-3 feet high, which makes them suitable for placing at the back of the border. Medium-height snapdragons grow around 12-18 inches, so they are great for the center of the line. The dwarf kinds are more appropriate […]

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Useful Guide to Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

Lilac is easy to grow shrub you can plant. Most lilacs are purple. However, you can get varieties that bloom anyplace, from white to purple/red. They have huge, rich green foliage that gives beautiful scenery to practically any flowering plant from larkspur to daylily. Picture a quiet garden planted with white flowers against green support. […]

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Tips for Growing and Caring Lavender

When the vast majority consider lavender, they think of specific fragrance and the delicate humming of honey bees, making it one of the most well-known garden plants. Initially from the Mediterranean district and India, the lavender species is currently grown all over Europe. During Roman times, this kind of flower was utilized to make fragrances […]