Category Archives: Garden Ideas

Salvia

Salvia encourage the presence of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in your garden Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family Salvias are a large group of garden plants that includes annuals, biennials, perennials, and shrubs. The perennial salvias are mainstays of the midsummer garden border. Another common name is sage. About This…
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Hosta

Hosta is an easy to grow, long lived, shade loving perennial that is prized for its colorful leaves. About This Plant Other common names are plantain lily and funkia. An ideal foliage plant for shady areas, hosta grows well under deciduous trees, in borders, and as a ground cover. Foliage height ranges from 6 inches…
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Coneflower

Coneflower is a native North American perennial sporting daisy like flowers with raised centers. About This Plant The flower, plant, and root of some types are used in herbal remedies.Widely renowned as a medicinal plant, coneflower are a long-flowering perennial for borders, wildflower meadows, and prairie gardens. Blooming midsummer to fall, the plants are relatively drought-tolerant…
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Small Garden Ideas

Small garden, it's not just small garden hi has a lot more potential than you realize. A small garden space doesn't mean you can't have the garden you want. Having small outdoor living space does not mean that you can’t have a dream garden. With spring and planting season just around the corner, now is…
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Blanket Flower

Besides attracting butterflies, Blanket flower can be grown in containers and the taller cultivars make nice cut flowers If you’re looking for a perennial with a long season of bloom, blanket flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora) is a great choice. The daisy-like flowers are produced from early summer to early fall in shades of orange, red…
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Indoor Winter Gardening Tips

Contrary to popular belief, winter is a great time to try gardening – indoor gardening.   It gives us a purpose during the gloomy months when we often feel isolated or sluggish. Indoor gardening during the winter is also a great time to experiment with new types of plants and really put your hydroponic growing…
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Baptisia

Baptisia is one of those tall beautiful plants Baptisia is tough, dependable, long-lived perennial makes an impressive statement in the garden, growing as much as 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. The most common species, also known as blue false indigo, has spires of blue flowers in late spring and early summer and was…
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Large Garden Ideas

Enjoy your large garden and outdoor space by creating inviting places for songbirds such as blue jays and mocking birds. Plant colorful flowers and plants for a beautiful landscape while inviting in your favorite insects. Add a pathway along your garden for the perfect spot to meander down in the evening. For an added touch,…
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