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Astilbe Companion Plants – What to Grow with Astilbe

These astilbe companion plants like the same moisture and light conditions and will make a beautifully coordinated garden bed. Astilbe is a gorgeous perennial that is right at home in a shady moist garden.   You can grow it alone, but a well designed garden looks better with more than just one type of plant. Keep …

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Growing Begonias – The Showy Houseplant with Amazing Flowers and Leaves

 Growing begonias is a little bit of a challenge but you should do fine as long as you follow a few tips. Begonias are a very plant worldwide. They are used as bedding plants and can also be grown as indoor plants. There are lots of different leaf types, colors and flower formations. Tips for …

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Seed Types: Open Pollinated, Heirloom and Hybrid.

Are you an avid gardener? If you are, you may have wondered about the various seed types available for planting. The vegetable and flower growing season is getting closer with each passing day. Here in NC, we have had unseasonably warm weather. It SEEMS that spring has sprung but I still don’t dare really get gardening …

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Astilbe Colors – The Stars of a Shade Garden

Astilbe is one of my favorite perennials for a shade garden.  There are not many plants that really like the shade that also flower beautifully, but Astilbe is one of them. Astilbe colors could even be called the stars of a shady garden. Astilbe makes a wonderful border edging plant for a large garden bed. …

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Osiria Rose Photo Gallery of This Hard to Find Hybrid Tea Rose

I thought it would be nice to start an Osiria Rose Photo Gallery.  If you love growing perennials, it may be worth trying to find this Osiria rose, in spite of its reported growing problems. Osiria Rose is a hybrid tea rose that was first hybridized in Germany by Mr. Reimer Kordes of Germany in 1978. …

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Creative Metal Yard Art – Garden Art with Bugs – Flowers – Critters

Decorating your yard with creative metal yard art can add a wonderful touch of whimsy to your outdoor garden space! I recently spent a week in a lovely cottage in the mountains of North Carolina.  It was a great get away with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. We spent the time driving around the …

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Coleus Plants – One of my Favorite Annuals for Color

Coleus plants add color to a garden bed like very few other plants do. I am always looking for plants to give my garden a burst of color which will last throughout the season.  I plant the normal flowering annuals such as pansies, petunias, zinnias and others.  But there is one variety which gives huge …

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Get into the Gardening Spirit with Plant Something Day

Did you know that May 19 is Plant Something Day? The weather is warming up and gardeners are itching to get growing! Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?  I remember those days, fondly, and it saddens me …

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10 Ways to Transform my Garden With Mom in Mind

Mother’s Day is right around that corner and spring has us out in our gardens.  That made me think about a project for ways to transform your garden with mom in mind. I’m sure many of my readers are looking for something wonderful to give to their mothers for this special day. After all, it …

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Framed Thanksgiving Menu – DIY Dinner Menu Sign

This framed Thanksgiving menu is a tasteful and professional way to let your dinner guests know what will be on the menu for the holiday. The project is easy to make with a few supplies and some greenery from your yard. Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a centerpiece that gets showcased in the center …

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Creative Ideas for Fall Decorations – Easy Decor Projects for Autumn

These creative ideas for fall decorations make use of the natural colors and textures that we find outside in nature. Most can be put together for very little cost and expense. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the change from summer to autumn.  I love all of the seasons but there …

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Garden Make Over – 14 Tips for a Success – Before & After

This year, we spent the summer on a garden make over. I thought it would be fun to share the tips that I learned during the process. It’s that time again. Time to transform one of my garden beds that just won’t seem to keep to a single design. I call it my “what will …

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