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Juniper Bonsai Tree
February 20, 2023

Caring for Juniper Bonsai

Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art form of growing ornamental miniature, or artificially dwarfed, trees in containers using cultivation techniques to mimic the shape and scale of full-sized trees. Juniper trees are an especially popular choice for bonsai due to their easy care requirements and attractive foliage. Native to Europe, Asia and North America, junipers […]
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Pink African Violets
January 19, 2023

Caring for African Violets

African violets are one of the world’s most popular houseplants and for good reason. These compact, low-growing plants flower several times a year, and they are available in a multitude of leaf forms and colors. Don’t be put off by their reputation for difficulty: providing you follow a few simple rules, African violets should thrive […]
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Money Tree Plant
January 19, 2023

Money Tree Meaning & Symbolism

The money tree plant is one of those great plants that stands out with their look, and also has a significant meaning behind it. Many people don’t know that the money tree is actually a combination of multiple Pachira Aquatica trees braided together as they grow. This broadleaf evergreen plant is native to South and […]
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Cucumber Plant in Containers
January 17, 2023

Container Cucumbers

Patio Snacker is a well branched, short, vining variety perfect for large containers with small trellises. This fast-growing plant produces early, continuous high yields of 8-in. (20-cm) dark green fruit with great flavor and a nice crunch. Perfect vining variety for large containers with trellises. Planting Cucumbers should be planted in a section of your garden […]
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Cineraria
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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Pink Clematis
January 6, 2023

Growing Clematis on a Patio

Clematis grown in containers are a beautiful way to add height to a patio or courtyard garden. Choose a container 18″ in diameter for a single clematis plant. For larger containers consider planting two or more plants per container. Use obelisk supports or canes tied wigwam fashion.  Place root crown 2.5″ below soil surface.  Cover […]
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Columbine
January 3, 2023

Caring for Columbine

The perennial columbine blooms from mid-spring to early summer. Here’s how to plant and grow columbine flowers in your garden! Columbines, also known as Granny’s Bonnet, are known for their bell-shaped, spurred flowers, which range in color from light pastels to bright reds, yellows, oranges, purples, and bi-colors. There are over 70 species! The leaves have a […]
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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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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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