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Cannas: Hardy, Resistant Garden Color

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Perennials | 0 comments

Cannas or Canna Lilies are a close relative of gingers and bananas, and some varieties are grown agriculturally for their starchy tubers or their seeds. Most gardeners love Cannas' large beautiful leaves and their big showy flowers.The flowers range from deep red to bright yellow, and they are great for attracting pollinators and pest eaters like bees,...

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Bright Blooms For Shade Gardens

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Perennials | 0 comments

Shades gardens are a fun project that forces the gardener to be creative. Most plants that thrive in low light are monotone and maybe even a little drab, but there are a few colorful plants that can really make the darker areas of your garden shine. Most shade gardens start with an interesting blanket of ground covers and plants grown for foliage interest....

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Tomatoes Won’t Ripen?

Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Fruit, Tomatoes | 0 comments

There are plenty of questions asked about how to grow tomatoes, one of the most popular plants grown in American garden. I received a question this week about a particularly interesting problem, tomato plants that grow and produce plenty of fruit, but then the fruit doesn't ripen. After a little research, I discovered that there are two very simple...

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Petunias: One of Our Most Popular Annuals

Posted by on May 12, 2009 in Annuals, Organics | 0 comments

Petunias, closely related to tobacco and tomato, are one of America's favorite annual flowers. There are thousands of cultivars in varied vibrant colors and perfumed fragrances. They bloom from one frost to the next, and they are very easy to maintain. They tolerate heat and drought, they only need watering about once a week (more often in containers)....

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Park Seed | 0 comments

Show all of the nurturers and providers in your life how much you appreciate them this weekend. To all of the hard-working ladies out there, Happy Mother's Day! If you haven't already, go buy some flowers for your mothers, stepmothers, wives, sisters, daughters, nieces, aunts, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and — if you're family is so...

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