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Jade Princess Ornamental Millet
August 18, 2022

Millet Care & Info

Millet is a confusing term used broadly to describe five completely different genera of plants: Foxtail millet, Proso millet, Japanese millet, Brown top millet and Pearl Millet. While the others are used primarily as food crops around the world Pearl Millet is used mainly as an ornamental plant in the United States. Pearl Millet is recorded […]
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Scented-Leaved Geraniums
August 17, 2022

All About Scented-Leaved Geraniums

The term “scented-leaved geraniums” refers to a group of species within the very large Pelargonium genus known to have leaves that emit a fragrance when touched or lightly bruised. Common name notwithstanding, it’s important to note that this entire group is different than the various cranesbill geraniums, or “true geraniums”—the plants that have the rightful claim to […]
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Pink Celosia
August 16, 2022

Caring for Celosia

They may look to you like feathery plumes, a rooster’s comb, or an alien’s brain. It’s easy to anthropomorphize this charming garden flower, also known as cockscomb, which sparkles in rainbow hues all season in your full sun garden from summer to fall. The National Garden Bureau declared 2006 to be the year of the celosia, […]
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Ornamental Cabbage & Kale
August 15, 2022

Planting Ornamental Kale and Cabbage

Ornamental cabbage and kale look and grow very much like their close relatives, the edible cabbages and kales. Although they’re categorized as the same species (Brassica oleracea) as the edible varieties and can be eaten, these ornamental cultivars have been bred for looks, not flavor. They are slightly bitter, though are often used as a garnish. Their leaves […]
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Phlox Volcano Purple Eye
June 23, 2022

All About Phlox

Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice—from ground cover that blooms in early spring to the tall phlox that bloom in mid- to late summer. Learn more about how to grow and care for the phlox in your garden! About Phlox These plants sport many star-shaped, colorful flowers when in bloom. Because there are so many varieties and types […]
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Sunflower Field
June 14, 2022

How to Grow Sunflowers

Bright yellow sunflowers are the poster flower of summer. They typically begin blooming in the mid-summer and can persist into early fall. The flowers, which stretch around 3 to 6 inches across on average, have a wide central disk surrounded by short petals. The main species plant features orange-yellow petals with a brown or purple disk, […]
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Orange Marigold Bush
June 7, 2022

Growing Marigolds

Marigolds are cheerful, compact annuls with flower shapes that can resemble daisies, coreopsis and even carnations. Although native to Mexico, you can grow marigold plants virtually anywhere. They are widely adaptable and extremely low-maintenance. They also grow quickly and can be direct-seeded after the last frost in spring for a summer of bright blooms. Types […]
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Gaura Flowers
May 31, 2022

Growing Gaura

Gaura is a low-maintenance perennial that may give coneflower a run for its money in the cultivated wildflower popularity contest. In fact, the origin of its name comes from the Greek word gauros, which means superb. Also known as wandflower, whirling butterfly, and bee blossom, gaura can range from 15 inches to 4 feet tall, but most new cultivars are bred to be […]
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Kong Coleus
May 20, 2022

Kong Coleus

Kong Coleus is an easy-to-grow colorful foliage plant. A classic choice for borders and containers with inconspicuous blue flower spikes. Height 18 – 20 in Spread 15 – 20 in Hardiness Zone 10-11 Flower Color Blue Light Requirement Full Shade Water Requirement Average Blooming Time Spring Plant Uses & Characteristics Attracts Butterflies Border or Bed […]
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