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A Guide to Fall Flowers
By: Admin    October 18 2017 , 09:51 am
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Fall Floral FunFall is here, but that does not mean your flower garden needs to dry up. Let this handy guide to fall flowers lead the way in your autumn garden preparations!Using the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to identify what plants grow best in your area is the first way to start planning your autumn flower garden. Once you discover your zone, you can plot which flowers you will plant this fall! If you want to give some of these popular fall varieties a go, here is a little background on each one.MumsGarden mums (also known as chrysanthemums) are a classic fall addition to any garden. If they are planted in late summer or early fall before the first frost, mums can establish a strong root system and have the potential to last through the winter. With numerous varieties of shapes and colors, they can elevate any landscape to suit your style and color preferences. When you buy mums, make sure to buy...
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5 Plants that Benefit from Wildfires
By: Admin    September 25 2017 , 11:01 am
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Benevolent Wildfires? With wildfires currently plaguing the western United States, one wonders if any good can come from these natural disasters. History and science show that wildfires are not only beneficial for multiple ecosystems, but are actually necessary for the survival of several species of plants and animals.There are some plants that rely on fires for seed germination and others that benefit from the nutrients of the burnt greenery and added sunlight in the aftermath of the fire. Below is a list of five different types of trees and flowers that – like the mythical phoenix – rely on fire to rise from the ashes.Eucalyptus TreesEucalyptus trees first came to California from Australia in the mid-19th century. Sealed with resin, the fruits of the eucalyptus trees are reluctant to disperse their seeds. Although fire would seem harmful to the life of eucalyptus trees, it proves to be quite the ...
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5 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden Before Fall
By: Admin    August 09 2017 , 02:08 pm
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Summer is drawing to a close... Your garden might be looking a little barren in the days leading to autumn, but just because the seasons are in transition does not mean your garden has to come to a standstill.Here are five easy ways to perk your garden up as a last hurrah before the coming chilly months!1. Plant MumsChrysanthemums, or “mums,” are a timeless fall classic, beloved for their colorful blooms that match autumn’s fiery foliage. Mums are the perfect transition plant from summer to fall and they are easy to care for. Plant your mums in containers or in an area where they will have well-draining soil and partial sunlight, and water them frequently. Nothing screams fall like a beautiful assortment of welcoming mums!Mums are often not expected to last through the winter, and provide short-lived color to garden beds, porches, or patios. But if you are determined to have your mums survive to ...
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