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Carnations ~ Much More than a Boutonniere
It is the, held in Alliance, Ohio, also known as Carnation City. Lamborn always gave him one before a debate. They also have a long blooming season in the garden. Light red carnations, for example, are often used to convey admiration, whereas the dark...
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Cheddar Pinks: sometimes pink, never cheesy!
Offers brilliantly fluorescent, single petals of red splashed with lavender-pink.Two antique pinks are the 18th-century, 30-centimeters-tall, rare but worth hunting for in specialty plant nurseries.
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The Monochromatic Garden-Pinks
Let this theme flow throughout your garden and you're sure to get loads of compliments!When planting your vines pick a trellis that is sturdy and won't detract from the gorgeous colors you have worked so hard to create.
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Carnation Garden Plants: Tips For Growing Carnations
Move the seedlings to their own pots once they have two to three leaves, andonce they reach a height of 4 to 5 inches and your area is free of frost risk.Some people would rather learn how to grow carnation flowers outdoors after the threat of frost has...
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Dianthus Plants: How To Grow Dianthus
Water the plants when dry and apply fertilizer every six to eight weeks. Spp.) are also called “pinks.” They belong to a family of plants which includes carnations and are characterized by the spicy fragrance the blooms emit.
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Clove Pink Herb Plants – Learn About Clove Pink Uses In The Garden
Flower colors may be white, red, rose, lavender, yellow and, of course, pink.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Plants are easy to establish through division or seed, which should be sown indoors 6 to 8...
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What Is Firewitch – How To Care For Firewitch Dianthus Plants
However, with so many varieties of cheddar pink, aka, I need to show them examples. Once established, the plants are drought tolerant. When watering, do not wet the foliage or crowns, as they may developCut back Firewitch plants after blooms fade to promote...
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Companion Plants For Dianthus – Tips On What To Plant With Dianthus
Old-fashioned flowers favored by gardeners for generations,are low maintenance plants prized for their ruffly blooms and sweet-spicy scent. If you're wondering what to plant with dianthus in your garden, read on for helpful tips and suggestions.When it...
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My Top Ten Stress-free Plants
If you cannot build a raised bed, then mound up the dirt and plant the rhizome on the mound. They prefer full sun and do not like for their feet to stay wet. Plant a bed of tall bearded irises and enjoy them for years to come.And so this completes my...
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Dyeing Carnations: A Fun Project With Kids
Care should be taken to make sure that each one is submerged by at least a couple of inches. Older blossoms are on the down side of their lives, and they don't take in water as quickly, so the process takes more time, and the result isn't as pretty.Food...
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Peaceful Plants: Yarrow
My friends Beth and Dennis were both devoted gardeners and enjoyed planting a variety of flowers in their front yard several years ago. Then I dig an even larger hole in which to place the huge plug of yarrow.
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Not Quite Dead: Regrowing from the Root Up
Keep the pot sheltered and shaded, watering often enough to keep the soil from getting dry. It'll need gentle treatment while it gets its strength back. "Mouse over" images for additional information.
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Perennial Plant Association selects Baptisia australis as the 2010 Perennial of the Year
This is why it's important to know the botanical versus the common name when you're hot on the trail of a new perennial you've decided you must have in your garden. A selection committee takes it from there and after they've scrutinized the candidates,...
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More Plants for Less Money 2: Dividing Your Perennials
It's linked to the first highlighted words Ox-eyes in this article.The list of easy perennials was part of a list found in the very informative Clemson University Home and Garden Fact Sheet,
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Mexican Oregano - A Dependable Perennial
In cooler climates where it gets killed to the ground in winter, it performs more as an herbaceous perennial or subshrub. In my garden, cold weather has never killed Mexican oregano to the ground.
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Gotta Have Gaura in the Garden
Some of the plants may self seed, but do not expect the cultivars to come true from seed. Once plants are established, irrigation is not necessary except during extreme droughts.When flower stems bloom all the way out to the end and nothing but naked...
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Fireworks in the Garden
With all these selections nobody need go without fireworks for the Fourth of July or any other day of the year. Too many plants are available that are capable of adding sparkle, crackle, and pop.
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Purple Coneflowers? or Red, Yellow, -- or Tangerine?
Even after the petals have dropped, the cones add interest to dried arrangements. Flower shapes range from the familiar tall cone with drooping ray flowers to those that hold their ray flowers horizontally, those that are semi-double to fully double,...
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Gopher Apple
Gopher apple is best recognized by its one and a half to four inch long leaves that resemble a narrow oak leaf. Cuttings do not root well, and most of the literature indicates that transplanting often results in failure.
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Daylilies: A Plant With Many Options
No matter what type of garden you have, these versatile plants are nearly always a good choice if there's a sunny, well-drained spot available. The wild forms spread by rhizomes too, but they expand by runners and babies can pop up far from the parent,...
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Divide Your Daylilies - (Then Share Them With Me)
I'd like to show you how easily you can share your own daylilies.Here's a how-to for digging up and dividing daylilies:The plant will be happiest, and the digger too, if the soil is moist before digging.
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The Story of Iris Part 6 - Why Grow Iris?
This really is a miracle plant for the home gardener.This is one of those plants that may not perform at its best but it will keep going on neglect. They might not bloom the way they used to, but they bloom.
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Hot New Heucheras will Sizzle in your Garden!
Although 'Citronelle' has the characteristic robust traits of this species, it does appreciate a little more protection from a strong sun exposure.' forms massive mounds of foliage in the garden.
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Hardy Hibiscus--Hardier Than You Think
Just when you may think they have succumbed to the ravages of winter, give them two, or three, more weeks. No worries though, since they are covered in buds, with open flowers daily from the end of July right up until frost.So please, all of you northern...
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Ligularia - Big, Bold and Beautiful!
Few garden perennials offer such decorative foliage and striking flower displays. For the back of the border, they are second to none! As long as they have steady access to soil moisture, Ligularia will provide you with the ultimate plant for Big, Bold...
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Have a Party in your Garden with Balloon Flowers!
There are two important factors to keep in mind when growing balloon flowers. First, they are relatively late to emerge in the spring so carefully mark the planting site so you do not accidentally dig them up in spring thinking you have a gap that needs...
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A Phlox for Every Garden
Woodland phlox can be grown in sun if moisture is sufficient but will go dormant during a drought.In its native habitat, woodland phlox grows under deciduous trees where it receives sun during the winter and early spring and is shaded during the summer.
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Japanese Sedge -- An Easy-Care Groundcover
Afterwards, the bed should be good to go for several years.Most people who see the Japanese sedge in my garden believe it is a small ornamental grass, but it is distinctively different from grasses.
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Lungworts and Bellflowers from the Genus Mertensia
All are herbaceous perennials. (Editor's Note: This article was originally published on August 4, 2009. If you love blue flowers, then this is another winderful group you should consider for your garden.
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