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How to Grow and Care for Weeping Bottlebrush

The weeping bottlebrush is a fast-growing tree with firework-like crimson blossoms and cascading branches. The cylindrical, bristle-like red flowers are most visible in the spring and summer, although they can also be seen in the fall. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies are attracted to the beautiful, conspicuous stamens on these prickly blossoms. Its spherical, firm, brown […]

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How To Grow and Care Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea

Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea Plant Profile Hydrangeas are recognized for providing summer color to the landscape, and Strawberry Vanilla hydrangea is one kind that does it elegantly. This plant changes color as the summer progresses, so you’re not trapped with a single floral hue. The blossoms start as white (with pink centers), but they quickly become […]

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How to Grow Mint From Seed

Mint (Mentha spp.) species and variants are hardy perennials that are easy to recognize because of their fresh, spicy aroma. All members of the mint genus have opposing leaves and square stems. The tall stems climb upward before flopping over and rooting to spread. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are attracted to the little white […]

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How to Grow and Care for Aeoniums

About 35 succulent plant species in the genus Aeonium have particularly shiny, waxy leaves grouped in rosettes. The species range in size from the little A. tabuliforme and A. smithii, which grow only a few inches across, to the larger A. arboreum, A. valverdense, and A. holochrysum, which grow several feet wide. The rosette structures’ […]

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How To Grow and Care For Scindapsus Pictus 

Satin pothos (Scindapsus pictus), like its botanical cousin pothos (Epipremnum aureum), is one of the most easy-to-grow houseplants. Both belong to the Arum family. They are tropical vines that are evergreen but not cold resilient. Pothos is commonly grown indoors because of this. The variegation of the leaf distinguishes satin pothos from other pothos. The […]

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How to Grow Rosemary in Pot

Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus) is a fragrant perennial evergreen plant with a rounded shape. A gray-green leaf with a needle-like shape grows on tall woody stems. It is poisonous. It blooms in late spring to early summer, with clusters of small, light blue to white flowers, though it can also bloom at other times of the […]

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Helpful Tips To Grow And Care For Canna Lily

Canna Plant Profile (Canna Lily) Growing cannas in your yard is a simple way to add a touch of the tropics to your space. Cannas are flowering plants with big, banana-like leaves that grow in tropical and subtropical climates. The popularity of cannas has resulted in a stunning diversity of varieties to choose from, many […]

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The 9 Divisions of Garden Lilies

The name “lily” is frequently used among flower gardeners. The Lilium genus, on the other hand, refers to a group of perennial plants that includes popular cut flowers such as the Easter lily and the well-known ‘Stargazer’ lily. However, many plants with the word “lily” in their common name are not real lilies. While daylilies, […]

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How To Grow Stargazer Lilies In Pots

The oriental lily group includes the ‘Stargazer’ lily (Lilium ‘Stargazer’). ‘Stargazer’ belongs to Division 7 of the American Lily Society’s and other organizations’ classification system, which contains hybrids generated from a small group of eastern Asian species such as L. auratum, L. speciosum, and L. japonicum). Oriental lilies are distinguished by their huge, fragrant bowl-shaped […]

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How to Grow and Care Gardenia 

How to Grow Gardenia Gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) are tropical broadleaf evergreens commonly grown as large indoor potted specimens for their fragrant white blossoms. The gardenia is a popular plant for a simple reason: few natural aromas are as unique, evocative, and memorable as the gardenias. However, without the allure of the magnificent aroma, few gardeners […]