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Fertilizers

In Fertilizers by Thussadmin

Fertilizing your plants can sometimes be a bit overwhelming if you are unsure of what to use. It is essential though to use fertilizers when you are looking to get the best out of your plants, as most soils will not provide the essential long term nutrients needed for full plant potential. Whenever you see a fertilizer product, it will …

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Gardening Terms

In Gardening Terms by Thussadmin

Dazzle your friends, and yourself, with your knowledge of gardening terms!   Annual – a plant that grows, flowers and produces seeds all in one season. It does not survive the winter and must be planted new each year. Perennial – Plants that survive for many growing seasons. Generally the top portion of the plant dies back each winter and regrows …

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Sun, Shade or Something in Between

In Plants, Sun and Shade by Thussadmin

One of the most basic questions on gardening is whether you are looking for a sun plant or a shade plant, or maybe something in between. This simple idea can be difficult to define if you don’t understand what constitutes full sun, full shade, and partial sun/shade. If you’re looking at a plant tag and it tells you your plant …

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Designing Your Flower Gardens

In Designing your Garden by Thussadmin

“Imagine a beautiful flower garden drenched with color from early spring to fall. What could be better?” Research The best flower garden should incorporate several types of blooms, including seasonal bulbs – tulips and daffodils are often the first signs of spring and they’re a fantastic motivation for the upcoming season, long-living perennials that come back each year – lavender, sedum, salvia and phlox to name …

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Hydrangeas

In Hydrangeas by Thussadmin

Of all the flowering shrubs this has always been a show stopper! They are long living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. With so many new varieties and colours to choose from you’re certain to find one that is right for you! PLANTING Most hydrangeas thrive in rich and moist soils. They love water! Adding …

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Container Gardening

In Container Gardening by Thussadmin

Pots overflowing with colorful flowers and lush foliage improve any deck, patio or balcony. Container gardening allows anyone to enjoy the pleasure of growing plants. In the sun, try a fragrant pot of lavender that honey bees will love. In the shade, beautiful hostas and begonias will thrive. The secret to creating a professional looking container is to leave no …

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Growing Side By Side

In Companion Gardening by Thussadmin

Seasoned gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Many believe that certain plant combinations have extraordinary powers to help each other grow and thrive. Gardening wisdom says that certain plants, when grown together, improve each other’s health and yields. For instance, some plants attract beneficial insects that help to protect a companion plant, …

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Peppers

In Peppers by Thussadmin

Peppers have a lot going for them. They offer something for everyone: spicy, sweet or hot, and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, plus the spicy ones can liven up bland food, making it more satisfying.They’re low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition, specifically two great antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A. California Wonder Peppers …

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Wave Petunia vs. the Supertunia

In Wave vs Supertunia by Thussadmin

Always a gardeners favorite annual, petunias now come in newer varieties offering even more spectacular shows of color than ever before. The Wave Petunia and Supertunia are among those that create show stopping ground cover or hanging baskets. So how do you know which one to choose?   Uses The Wave petunia is known for their ability to blanket the garden …

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Herbs

In Herbs, Plants by Thussadmin

Growing herbs is a simple way to add edible plants to your garden. Most herbs are very versatile, and grow well in the ground or in containers. They also mix nicely with either perennial or annual flowers in your garden. A few square feet allotted to growing herbs outside the kitchen window or along the patio can also serve the needs …