Category Archives: Ornamental Plants

10 Most Common Gardening Myths Busted!

If you are interested in growing a garden, there are lots of people offering advice from the internet, to books to even those you know very well. However, not all advice is good advice and some is just downright silly. Sorting out the good from the bad is sometimes difficult, especially if you are a…
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Spice Up Your Garden!

Spice up your garden with cannas, bananas, and  other eye-catching tropical plants Does your garden lack zing... are your borders a bore...spice up your garden with a touch of the tropics! Tropical plants bring sizzle to every garden. Bananas in Maine, cannas in Canada — these plants can be grown everywhere. Whether used in containers…
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All About Gerbera Daisy Care

Were you charmed by the bold and beautiful blooms of a gerbera daisy at the garden center and took one home? Perhaps someone gave you a nice potted gerbera daisy as a gift over the holidays? Whether you buy a gerbera daisy, or receive one as a gift, gerbera daisy care will certainly be something that…
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How to Propagate Succulents

How to Propagate Succulents If you’re anything like me, you probably love to have succulents in the house. I try to keep them in bright windows that get plenty of light, but sometimes they can still get leggy. This happens when a plant isn’t getting enough light and it starts to stretch out causing the…
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10 Common Houseplants Problems (and Solutions)

Indoor plant problems are common. Many problems are similar to those experienced by you plants outdoors - too much water, too little water, insects, plant disease to name a few. It should not surprise you then, to realize that treatment is also similar. For many problems, like too much or too little water, both problem…
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Which Types of Roses Are Right for Your Garden?

Growing roses can be intimidating and confusing for novice and expert gardeners alike. We're here to help break down those barriers and help you along the way to grow more beautiful, healthy roses. Read on to learn more about the many different varieties and types of roses, and decide which one is right for you! ROSE…
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Easy Houseplants – How to Care for Peace Lily

A long-time favorite of plant store owners and growers, the Peace Lily (or Spathiphyllum) finally got the recognition it deserves from the general public after NASA put it on its list of “Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants.” This tropical plant breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide inside its pores.…
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Geranium – Growing Guide

An easy-to-grow perennial, geranium is often used in borders, rock gardens, and as a ground cover. Another common name is cranesbill. About Geranium Geranium is a diverse group containing types that grow in a range of conditions, from full sun to shade. Flower colors include pink, blue, white, and purple. Most geraniums blooms in midsummer,…
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Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Long before there was the social media phenomenon called "Twitter," there were avian wonders called hummingbirds, who chase each other through the air, happily "tweeting" at each other. If you would like to "follow" the antics of these charming little creatures, you don't need a computer, a smart phone or a Twitter account. You just…
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All About Barrel Cactus

The barrel cactus are associates belonging to two different genera, namely Ferocactus and Echinocactus. These cacti are seen in the desert regions of Southwest regions of North America. Barrel Cactus History This cactus belongs to the America’s group of plant; they are not indigenous to the European, Australian or African continents.  We have limited knowledge regarding…
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Peony Planting

Peony Planting Peonies are renowned for their large, colorful, bowl-shaped, flowers and dark green foliage. Once established, these beauties are some of the longest-lived and most reliable garden plants. About Peony Peony varieties with huge, double flowers will be the focal point of the garden when they bloom in early summer. Single-flowered types are more…
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What To Do With Your First Bonsai

What To Do With Your First Bonsai - Tips It is not uncommon for one’s first steps in bonsai to meet with less than ideal results. The usual scenario is as follows: You receive a bonsai as a gift for Christmas or for your birthday. You love it and want it to care for it…
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Chlorosis – Why are my Plants Turning Yellow?

Yellow leaves are a common symptom of sick plants, but a closer look can reveal clues that help gardeners get to the root of the problem. Gardening is supposed be a relaxing hobby, but even the greenest thumbs see red sometimes. It might be due to fruit-stealing squirrels or earth-moving moles, but one of the…
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How To Multiply & Extend Your Poinsettia

Poinsettia, these colorful plant, so fitting in holiday home decorations, sometimes become a problem after Christmas when blooming ends and many times they are thrown out. If you love filling your home with Poinsettia during the holiday season, here’s how you can get another blooming season from them. It’s not a particularly long-lived houseplant but…
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How to grow Lily of Nepal (Lilium Nepalense)

Not surprisingly the rare species Nepalese lily - or Lily of Nepal as it's commonly called - is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all the lilies. Originating from the south of the Himalayas it natural habitat spreads from Northern Indian to Nepal and Bhutan. Typically, it grows in wet forest borders,…
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Flower Gardening – How to Grow and Plant Roses

Queen of Flowers-Rose Roses, with their beauty and fragrance are one of the the most popular choices of flowers for your garden and for gift giving. Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful flowering shrubs grown, but starting a rose garden may seem daunting to new gardeners. However, growing roses for beginners doesn’t have…
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