Annuals

Container Gardening Annuals

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Container Gardening Annuals

Zone 5 & 6 Container Gardening – My Favorite Annuals for a Sunny Location: There are few things in life that can give you the instant gratification that a container garden can. All you really need to get started is a container with drainage holes, some quality potting soil, and a few healthy plants. Get […]

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Zone 5 & 6 Container Gardening – My Favorite Annuals for a Sunny Location: There are few things in life that can give you the instant gratification that a container garden can. All you really need to get started is a container with drainage holes, some quality potting soil, and a few healthy plants. Get creative and have fun with it! I like to arrange containers in groups of three…usually in varying heights. Always loving a bargain, I’ve found most of my pots at end-of-summer closeout sales. One of my favorite groupings consists of three pottery containers in vivid...

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Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Posted in Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees

Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

It’s such a treat to see hummingbirds in your garden! The best way of attracting them is to use a combination of hummingbird feeders and their favorite flowers, plants, shrubs and vines. The plants listed below are among hummingbirds’ favorites. While reds dominate the list, there are plenty of other colors suggested (reds, pinks, oranges […]

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It’s such a treat to see hummingbirds in your garden! The best way of attracting them is to use a combination of hummingbird feeders and their favorite flowers, plants, shrubs and vines. The plants listed below are among hummingbirds’ favorites. While reds dominate the list, there are plenty of other colors suggested (reds, pinks, oranges and purple shades) to allow a varied planting. See The Colorful Hummingbird Attracting Plants Here … The most important aspect of designing a hummingbird garden is to plan for continuous bloom from spring to fall, ensuring an endless...

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Flowers To Attract Butterflies

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Flowers To Attract Butterflies

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures on Earth. Creating an inviting space for them involves planning your garden to attract, retain, and encourage butterfly populations to visit. Simply grow the plants the caterpillars like to eat, and plants that adult butterflies feed on for the nectar! The Butterfly Life Cycle Support […]

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Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures on Earth. Creating an inviting space for them involves planning your garden to attract, retain, and encourage butterfly populations to visit. Simply grow the plants the caterpillars like to eat, and plants that adult butterflies feed on for the nectar! The Butterfly Life Cycle Support the entire life cycle by providing the essential elements for each stage of a butterfly’s life. Adult butterflies lay their eggs on host plants, where the egg remains until the larva (or caterpillar) hatches and feeds on the plant...

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Plants For Shady Areas

Posted in Annuals, Ground Covers, Perennials

Plants For Shady Areas

There are many plants that do well in the shade. Don’t despair … you can grow more than the ubiquitous impatiens and hostas … I do like both of those, but there are a lot more flowers (both annuals and perennials) and shrubs that can give a lift to the part shade to full shade […]

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There are many plants that do well in the shade. Don’t despair … you can grow more than the ubiquitous impatiens and hostas … I do like both of those, but there are a lot more flowers (both annuals and perennials) and shrubs that can give a lift to the part shade to full shade areas of your yard. First, let’s define what constitutes full shade and part shade. Full shade generally means less than 3 hours of direct sunlight each day, with perhaps filtered sunlight during the rest of the day. Full shade does not mean no sun…all plants need at least some light,...

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New Annuals For 2017

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New Annuals For 2017

It’s official…spring has finally sprung! It sure seemed like a long time coming after this colder and snowier than normal winter. Ahhh…but now we are into the better weather, daylight is thankfully longer, and warmer days are becoming more common. I love to see more people out walking their dogs for greater distances, the fresh […]

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It’s official…spring has finally sprung! It sure seemed like a long time coming after this colder and snowier than normal winter. Ahhh…but now we are into the better weather, daylight is thankfully longer, and warmer days are becoming more common. I love to see more people out walking their dogs for greater distances, the fresh buds on the trees, children playing outside, and the birds busily building their nests. (though not in our dryer vent…thank you!) You’ll Love This Brand New Selection Of Annuals – Check Out The Colors! I think most of us feel a...

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Fall Container Gardening

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Fall Container Gardening

By mid-September in Zone 5 your container plantings have often seen better days. Some may look scraggly, some may no longer bloom, and others could have perished altogether from too much water or too little. Don’t fret – refresh! First, pull out the plants that don’t look so good and put in plants that will […]

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By mid-September in Zone 5 your container plantings have often seen better days. Some may look scraggly, some may no longer bloom, and others could have perished altogether from too much water or too little. Don’t fret – refresh! First, pull out the plants that don’t look so good and put in plants that will see your containers through the cooler months of fall. Not only will this rejuvenate your arrangements, it will lift your spirits and put you in an autumn frame of mind. Think warm fall colors such as reds, oranges, shades of gold and yellow, deep plum and green tones....

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