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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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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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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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I’ve never been a fan of vines. I think they may look adorable in other people’s gardens. I drive regularly in a house with a beautiful antique wisteria, but I have never been able to grow a vine that I liked. They tend to look messy and require too much

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You can have my portion of ivy in this world. Ivy looks very elegant on university buildings and large manors. It is, however, a parasite. I have seen him suffocate trees, tear bricks and swallow other plants. It is not a friendly plant and it is a terror to be

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Nasturtiums are beautiful and edible, so it can be disheartening that these wonderful flowers don’t work as expected. The goal of Gardening Know How is to help you avoid, or at least modify, the problems of nasturtium by providing the best possible information for your garden to flourish – and

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It is simply not summer without sunflowers. For me, summer is synonymous with sunflowers. Every year I grow them from seeds carefully saved from the previous season and every year I am again amazed by their size, beauty and subtle ability to remember to turn my face to the sun,

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The large and showy flowers are beautiful. They make great table decorations, but when it comes to edible blooms, I prefer smaller and more modest flowers than some herbs. They make excellent teas and work well in desserts and cocktails. Some of my favorite edible herb flowers are lavender, sage

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