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Cauliflower Plant
December 30, 2022

Growing Cauliflower Plants

Cauliflower is one of the many cabbage-related cole crops that revel in cool weather. Mark Twain called it “a cabbage with a college education,” but it’s more than just a cabbage with airs. Cauliflower has a very distinct nuttiness and is similar to broccoli in flavor. The main edible part of both cauliflower and broccoli […]
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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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April 27, 2023

Celosia – 2023 Flower of The Year

The celosia was named the National Garden Bureau’s Annual Flower of the Year for 2023! Celosia is a family of garden flowers that are known as cockscombs or woolflowers due to their unique, and unusual, appearance. Celosia typically sports brightly colored, feathery plumes or crests that resemble the head of a rooster, hence the name […]
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Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia-new
May 5, 2022

Deutzia Yuki Cherry Blossom

Yuki Cherry Blossom is a delightful dwarf Deutzia shrub that covers itself with clusters of pink blooms in spring. When the garden cools down in fall, the leaves add another color note with shades of burgundy. An ideal ground cover. A Proven Winners® variety. There are about 60 species of woodland shrubs in the genus […]
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Wind Chime
September 19, 2022

All About Wind Chimes

Modern day wind chimes make beautiful sounds when there is a breeze, but where do wind chimes come from? Who invented wind chimes? What are wind chimes used for? How should you hang them in your home? Who Invented Wind Chimes? The journey of the history of wind chimes goes from Ancient Rome to China. […]
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Chrysanthemums Chrystal Lemon
June 10, 2022

Keeping Chrysanthemums Indoors

Chrysanthemums are common gift plants and can be found as such year round. This is because they have been tricked into blooming by either hormones or manipulation of light exposure. Chrysanthemum houseplants require lower light to force blooms. They can be quite difficult to get to re-bloom in an interior setting, but in warmer climes […]
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Early Fall Mums
June 10, 2022

Propagating and Repotting Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum plants are a symbol of fall, with their domes of vibrant, jewel-tone colors. To tempt gardeners to purchase these late-season bloomers, they are often sold in full bloom. To keep these plants longer, consider propagating them and keeping them indoors over the winter. Propagating Chrysanthemums You can propagate mums several ways: division, seeds and […]
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January 12, 2023

Caring for Cineraria

Cineraria is a hybrid plant, a cross between Pericallis cruenta and P. lanata, species that are native to the Azores and Canary Islands. Cineraria is a tender perennial, hardy in USDA cold hardiness zones 9 to 11, but it is usually grown as an annual or short-lived seasonal houseplant. Known for a wide range of colors and long-lasting blooms, Cineraria […]
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Citronella Plants
October 11, 2022

Citronella Plants: A Natural Mosquito Repellent

Citronella plant is a natural mosquito repellent. These mosquito repelling plants can make your outdoor living experience much better without exposing yourself to harsh chemicals like deet! This pretty plant keeps mosquitoes away and looks nice on your patio or deck in a pot. It has a lovely citrusy aroma and is even deer resistant. […]
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