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Gardening with Native Plants
Dueto concern over the introduction of exotic, invasive plants, native species have gained in popularity in the last decade. this does represent a change in approach for American gardening.
The ideal home landscape meets both our physical and psychological needs. The goal of most gardeners is to be able to pursue their specific interests through specialty gardens as part of the overall landscape.
Fall bulbs are arriving in the stores. Of all the heirloom bulbs, the daffodils seem the most popular.
Foliage Beats Flowers
Here in western North Carolina, the mountains will soon be greening up. The covers will shimmer and shine with the native wildflowers.
2005 All-America Selections Winners
It´s official. The All-America Selections winners for 2005 have been announced. They´re equially divided between veggies and flowers with three of each.
Primroses-Superstars of Spring
Whatrever kind of weather the late winter brings, the vibrant perennial primroses welcome it. These hardy superstars usher in the new gardening season, and have earned a place in the landscape.
The Versatile Fuchsias
For landscapes during the spring and fall months, the fuchsia is unmatched. This Victorial favorite came into cultivation in Europe in the late 1700´s.
When it comes to pleasing plant combinations for the landscape, think opposites. Opposing colors can be quite effective when they´re used in flower beds and mixed borders.
Camellias are one of my favorite flowers. When I first moved to North Carolina, I couldn´t get over the fact that they frequently bloom during the cold months.
Chill Seeds for Better Germination
Many landscape plants, particularly annuals and perennials, can be started from seeds. As we begin planning for a new garden season, it is a good time to do some prior planning before we plant seeds. Some kinds need special treatments, such as chilling, to get good germination rates.
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