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All-America Selections for 2008
Fall planting in the south will produce blooms throughout the winter.This is an excellent container plant as it grows 6-8 inches tall.This is a good choice for providing color in late fall and early spring when the rest of the landscape is drab.If you...
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Growing Osteospermum, The African Daisy
Osteospermums are lovely daisy-like plants that originate in South Africa. They bloom best when the nights are cool. All they ask is for a sunny spot with regular watering. The common practice of putting seed trays on a heat mat isn't desirable for these...
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Not Quite Dead: Regrowing from the Root Up
If they all re-start, I'll have a full-looking plant that much sooner.Be patient. Keep the pot sheltered and shaded, watering often enough to keep the soil from getting dry. When you see strong top growth, and the pot is filled with roots, it's ready...
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Perennial Plant Association selects Baptisia australis as the 2010 Perennial of the Year
As a writer and researcher I have to determine the distinction from one or the other of many different varieties of plants (hybrids and open pollinated). Baptisia dies back to the ground in winter, but you'll get plenty of showiness from bloom time in...
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More Plants for Less Money 2: Dividing Your Perennials
Nicolaus, (critterologist). ( I hope you got that plant cheap after reading my earlier article, More Plants for Less Money 1: Shopping for Clearance Plants!) Here's a novice gardener's basic step-by-step guide to dividing a perennial plant.
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Mexican Oregano - A Dependable Perennial
During that time, it has proven itself to be a long-lived, high performing perennial. Plants grow three to four feet tall and wide, and stems tend to arch over as the flowers develop and weigh the branches down.Mexican Oregano is best in full sun, but...
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Gotta Have Gaura in the Garden
Plant it almost any place, including rocky ledges, near stonework or bricks, or in the most exposed spots in the landscape. Some of the hybrids, such as those in the Ballerinatm series, do not produce viable seed.The heat and humidity of the South have...
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Fireworks in the Garden
Many sparklers, firecrackers, and other aptly named plants are available to add sizzle, pop, snap, and crackle to your garden. Fireworks are plentiful this time of year, but not only in the night sky.
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Purple Coneflowers? or Red, Yellow, -- or Tangerine?
They recommend planting them in drifts one-and-a-half to two feet apart and leaving them to their own devices. Echinacea's long, thick tap root sometimes makes division tricky, but it grows deeply, and the plants are quite drought tolerant once established.
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Gopher Apple
From this resemblance comes the common name, ground oak. After it was established I planted it in the landscape in a sunny area with particularly poor soil where it continues to thrive.Gopher apple is an important plant in the ecosystems of the coastal...
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Daylilies: A Plant With Many Options
Check with your respective area to make sure that they are not listed on the Invasive Species list. Daylilies are beloved garden plants world-wide and just about anyone with a patch of sun is able to grow them.
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Divide Your Daylilies - (Then Share Them With Me)
If only the dirt is moving, and the leaves seem to stay still, you're not getting under the root mass. The goal is to keep the roots damp but let the leaves have air. Press the soil on and between the roots and flood with water.
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The Story of Iris Part 6 - Why Grow Iris?
We all have the same issue ? If given half a chance it will grow and, not only grow, it will spread. So why should you give up some of that space to iris? They might not bloom the way they used to, but they bloom.
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Hot New Heucheras will Sizzle in your Garden!
The foliage of 'transforms from shades of ginger in spring to hues of smoky rose and silver as it matures. 'is another luscious peach colored Heuchera, similar to 'Caramel', whose foliage develops hints of silver as the season progresses.
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Hardy Hibiscus--Hardier Than You Think
I push bamboo stakes in the ground in 4 or 5 places around the plant and wrap whatever I have handy around the stakes, like a fence. Just when you may think they have succumbed to the ravages of winter, give them two, or three, more weeks.
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Ligularia - Big, Bold and Beautiful!
If large imposing perennials are your thing, then you must grow Ligularia. Palmatiloba, P. Dentata 'Desdemona' and L. Few garden perennials offer such decorative foliage and striking flower displays.
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Have a Party in your Garden with Balloon Flowers!
Propagation is quite easy from seed with plants blooming in their second season.Balloon flowers have been cultivated in China and Japan for hundreds of years. Some newer dwarfs include ‘Sentimental Blue' (20 to 30 cm) and ‘Miss Tilly' (super dwarf...
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A Phlox for Every Garden
All species bear clusters of five-petaled flowers with tubular bases. Propagation is by seeds, cuttings, or division of established clumps.Some cultivars to look for include: ‘Clouds of Perfume' (ice-blue, faintly fragrant flowers), ‘Fuller's White'...
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Japanese Sedge -- An Easy-Care Groundcover
The old ones seem to die down, or perhaps the newly emerging blades hide the dead and dying ones. Sedges are grasslike plants with triangular stems belonging to the Cyperaceae family that encompasses somewhere around 100 genera with up to 5,000 species,...
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Lungworts and Bellflowers from the Genus Mertensia
Your comments are welcome, but please be aware that authors of previously published articles may not be able to promptly respond to new questions or comments.)The genus is named in honour of Franz Karl Mertens (1764-1831), a professor of botany in Bremen,...
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Agapanthus, the Beautiful African Lily
Each cluster may have up to 100 florets, and the stalks may reach up to 6 feet or more tall in some species. Even dried flower heads are attractive and can be used in dried arrangements.The thing is to not let the confusing nomenclature keep you from...
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Speedwells for the Border
This article will introduce you to the taller types of speedwells; the species, cutlivars and hybrids that make ideal plants to use in the middle or back of the border. Spicata are 'Foxy Lady', 'Royal Candles', 'Red Fox' and 'White Icicles'Often considered...
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The Story of Iris Part 8 - Pearls of Wisdom
You can trade locally, nationally, or internationally. So I asked our iris team to tell me ? When you can afford it, and they stock it there, the best way to get iris to make that big blooming clump we all drool over is to buy not one but three.
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How to Grow Perennial Seedlings
There are many species of perennials, and each varies in cultural requirements, growing patterns, bloom time, lifespan, and appearance. If you notice the seedlings growing too close together as they germinate, you will need to thin them to avoid overcrowding.
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Ever Run Through a Field of Wild Daisies? Here\'s the best hybrid, Shasta!
The flowers make wonderful cut flowers, and in the landscape they attract bees and butterflies. [1].Atlanta by Ida Mae Gatlin and passed on to her daughter and then to Jimmy and Becky
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Meadow Cranesbill - Standing the Test of Time
Kendell Clark', 'Summer Skies' and 'Plenum Violaceum'whose double white flowers have a purple-pink center!Some new purple-leaved cultivars include 'Midnight Reiter', 'Black Beauty' and 'Okey Dokey'To date I am not aware of any meadow cranesbills with...
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The Story of Iris Part 3 -Tone, Growth, and Bloom
Height and needs, and the bloom. Actually, unless the iris holds a deeper meaning for you, it is not worth it to get iris that need staking.Now, on the whole, the older a plant is when you get it the more bloom stalks that plant will have.
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The Story of Iris Part 2 - How to pick your iris
But it does not have to. Second best is to buy them mail order after you have seen them in person. I didn't know the man so I started going through catalogs, both paper and on line, buying the ones that looked closest to the one in his yard.
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Velox: A New Plant is Born
An interspecific cross between annual verbena and creeping phlox, Velox promises to be one of the more exciting new plants available to gardeners in the coming years. Thanks to world-renowned horticultural firm, GGG (Unternehmensgruppe Gruenewald), based...
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