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The Year of the Sweet Pea
Each year, the National Garden Bureau bestows a special honor on a select flower. This year, the sweet pea was chosen, making 2005 the Year of the Sweet Pea.
The Pleasures of Bulbs
Of all the ornamentals, bulbs are probably the most rewarding. They are so easy to grow, and add so much beauty to home landscapes. Whether we grow them in flower beds and borders or container gardens, they deserve a place in our landscapes.
Gifts for Mother's Day
Now´s the time to begin thinking about those gifts for Mother´s Day. In 2004, consumers spent around $100 with over a third of that going towards flowers and plants.
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.
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