Gardening

How to Plant and Care for a Dogwood Tree

Dogwood trees have an intriguing and storied history. It has been said that Native Americans would make daggers from the tree. Its very name seems to confirm that. Dogwood is derived from dagwood, a name that connects the material used with the tool created. The exceptionally strong wood made great …

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Best Xeriscape Plants: 37 Xeriscaping Ideas

Almost 40 years ago, in response to serious drought conditions at the time, Denver Water gave new life to a concept by coining the term “xeriscape.”  It was the beginning of an initiative to implement the concept of xeriscaping / desert landscaping and the use of xeriscape plants throughout the …

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How to Grow Citronella Plant

The citronella plant is prized for its citrus-like aroma. The scent is mistakenly thought to contain citronella which repels mosquitoes. This belief has given the plants their alternative name of mosquito plant. Pelargonium Citronella may not be the most effective way to keep mosquitoes away from your home. However, they …

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Ultimate Guide to Growing Jade Plant

An elegant houseplant, you may be forgiven for thinking that the jade plant is difficult to care for. In fact you couldn’t be further from the truth. The jade plant is one of the easiest houseplants to cultivate. Also known as lucky plants or money trees, jade is considered by …

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How to Care for Christmas Cactus Indoors

Just in time for the holidays, the Christmas cacti (hence their name) bloom and they are pretty breathtaking also. The drooping branches, which are made up of flat, glossy green segments, can grow up to 3 feet long. Blooms in red, white, yellow, pink, or purple appear at the tips …

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How to Grow Salvia Plant

Salvias are some of the most versatile and low-maintenance plants you can grow. With over 900 different species of salvia to choose from, there’s sure to be a favorite for your garden. Though they have a reputation for being tough and durable plants, salvias also look beautiful. Plants bloom with …

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Historical Plant Trellis Use In Gardens

What would we do without trusses to add a sense of style and grace to the garden? How could we brake the disconnected vines or show off that splendid clematis? Have you ever stopped to ask me about the history of the trellis? You are likely to take the trellis …

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