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Colorful Petunias
December 30, 2022

Petunias Info & Care

Often grown as annuals, petunias are one of the most popular flowers because of their long flowering period. As with most annuals, they get leggy by midsummer, so you’ll want to prune the shoots back to about half their length. Pretty petunias are treated as annuals in most areas but also as tender perennials in Zones […]
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Philodendron Prince of Orange
January 3, 2023

Caring for Prince of Orange Philodendron

The Philodendron Prince of Orange gets its name from its uniquely hued leaves, which change color over time. New growth starts a starburst yellow when it first emerges, transitioning first to copper tones and ultimately settling into darker shades of green. This plant is a self-heading Philodendron hybrid. Unlike many Philodendron varieties, the Prince of […]
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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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Creeping Phlox
May 18, 2022

Keeping Creeping Phlox

Creeping phlox is a low-growing, mat-forming plant that is often seen spreading as a ground cover, in rock gardens and even in crevices of stone walls. It blooms in the late spring to early summer with clusters of fragrant, five-petal flowers that stretch almost an inch across. These flowers tend to attract butterflies and other […]
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Pilea Plant
August 18, 2022

Pilea Profile

Pilea is a genus consisting of more than 600 species of frost-tender, tropical foliage plants—including both upright bushy types and trailing varieties. Several smaller species are commonly cultivated as houseplants because they are easy to grow and care for. They make great starter plants for inexperienced growers. They are best planted outdoors in the spring, and indoors you typically […]
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Norfolk Island Pines
June 6, 2022

Growing Norfolk Island Pine

Norfolk Island pine is not an actual pine tree, but rather a relative of the monkey puzzle tree, and often cultivated as a landscape tree in subtropical climates in North America and grown indoors elsewhere. It has a very straight trunk and pleasingly symmetrical branches covered with short, inward-curving needles, also called leaves. In other […]
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Vegetable Garden
March 8, 2023

Planting Schedule Chart

As the weather starts heating up, so does the excitement to get your garden planted. But putting plants in the ground at the wrong time can lead to negative results. Your best option is to make a plan for when and where you’ll plant your garden. To help you get started, Sue Adams has put […]
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Poinsettia Plant
December 12, 2022

Poinsettia Care

Be sure the plant is well-wrapped when you take it outside on your trip home because exposure to low temperatures for even a short time can injure leaves and bracts. Unwrap the plant as soon as possible. Plants need air. How would you feel if you were wrapped up in plastic?!? Poinsettias are native to […]
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