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Jan - 23

The Best Perennials for Containers

The best perennials to grow in containers are disease-resistant and simple to grow with long seasonal colour. Perennials tend to die back to the ground in cold weather and also go into a dormant state. Foliage and flowers grow back…

Jan - 20

Good Privacy Plants With Flowers

Privacy plants behave as planners when planted as hedges or grouped together to block unwanted views of roof lines and multistory buildings. Good plants for this usage are evergreen, with a dense growth habit that prevents gaps in the privacy…

Jan - 13

Strategies for Backyard Arbors

As a landscaping component that attracts vertical size and interest to the backyard, an arbor lends a touch of practical grace to your garden’s design. Conventional arbors have overhead covering for shade, built-in seating and open-framework sides that double as…

Jan - 11

The Best Mop for Brick Floors

Mopping is advised when you need to remove surface dirt in the brick floor, and as you don’t have to worry about standing water as far as you do with different types of flooring, a chain cleaner functions well. A…

Jan - 02

Trees With Flowers Such as the Japanese Pieris

Cascades of delicate blossoms draping shiny, deep green leaves rank Japanese pieris (Pieris japonica) one of the most graceful late-winter ornamentals. Also referred to as the lily-of-the-valley shrub because of its urn-shaped blossoms, the 9- to 12-foot Asian native grows…

Dec - 30

How to Care Cut Back & for Your Alternanthera Plant

Alternanthera plants (Alternanthera spp.) Reward gardeners. Two types are widely available: one that’s generally called Joseph’s jacket is approximately 1 foot tall (Alternanthera ficoidea) and comes from cultivars with multi-colored leaves, while the other, sometimes called calico plant (Alternanthera dentata),…

Dec - 27

Could Pumpkins Explode?

Pumpkin “chukking” and physics demonstrations apart, pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo) typically don’t explode unless they’re carelessly dropped from great heights. They do tend to split with some force under certain conditions because of their growth habits. Heavier “giant” pumpkins (Cucurbita maxima)…