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Tips For Growing and Caring Lupine

How to Grow and Care for Lupines When springtime lupines blossom and generate colorful spikes in gardens, wildflower observers all around the world rejoice. The shape and color of hybrid lupines aren’t subtle at all. The unmistakable look is a tall, showy spire of flowers, which can appear in various colors. With seven to ten […]

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Growing Areca Palm With Useful Tips

How to Grow and Care for Areca Palm Despite the fact that the areca palm (Dypsis lutescens) is now extinct, it was formerly considered a threatened species. If you drive down any street in a warm location, you’ll see many of these tall, gorgeous, clumping palms that resemble bamboo. Palm trunks are smooth, sometimes golden, […]

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Guides to Grow Cosmos Flower 

How to Grow and Care For Cosmos Cosmos are a low-maintenance annual plant with a profusion of blossoms that may be started in the garden after any fear of frost has passed. Cosmos are easy to grow and provide a profusion of blooms. These typical cottage garden flowers attain full maturity in around two months. […]

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Helpful Tips To Grow Bird Nest Ferns

How to Grow and Care for Bird’s Nest Ferns Asplenium nidus (bird’s nest fern) is an epiphytic plant, meaning it grows on the surface of other plants. They can be seen growing high in the bends of trees in their rainforest habitat. They rise from a central rosette in a series of tall, spoon-shaped, bright […]

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How to Grow and Care for Meyer Lemon Trees

Meyer lemon trees (Citrus meyeri) are a wonderful experience to grow in garden pots or the ground. Not only do they yield a lot of fruit, but their spectacular white blossoms are also quite fragrant and lovely, and they have lustrous, black foliage that adds to the visual appeal. Meyer lemon trees are native to […]

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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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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 […]