Heirloom Roses: Zephirine Drouhin

Heirloom Roses: Zephirine Drouhin

Roses that have perfume, re-bloom, and withstand winters are top of the list for good garden roses. This heirloom rose, 'Zephirine Drouhin' has those qualities in spades. Flowers in clear cherry pink exude a raspberry scent. History of Zephirine Drouhin The Bourbon...

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Milkweed Makes Mainstream

Milkweed Makes Mainstream

Once, it was a field plant of waste or fallow ground. A weed of wild and unkempt places which delighted only children who were fascinated b the silky down of the open boat-shaped pods. Now, with the decline of the Monarch butterflies, their favored food source,...

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Top Tips for Planting Trees

Top Tips for Planting Trees

Why People Plant Trees Reasons to plant trees are sometimes the same used to procrastinate tree planting. It all boils down to time and expense. If you are looking for a way to improve the value of your property, and making the yard a place for the family to enjoy,...

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Spring Container of Bulbs

Spring Container of Bulbs

View the video for: Pretty effects for earliest container plantings: spring bulbs. One thing I would add to the information is that in Ohio it would be important to store the container in a frost free area. Somewhere the bulbs would get chilled, but not frozen...

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Why Dutch Tulips Are So Easy, And Why They Don’t Last

Why Dutch Tulips Are So Easy, And Why They Don’t Last

Tulips grown from bulbs raised in Holland are the easiest way for even 'brown thumb' gardeners to get fabulous spring garden color. Those big gorgeous tulip blooms don't often recur; a realization brought home in the very next year, or two. This phenomenon of...

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10 Quick Tips On How To Shop For Flower Bulbs

10 Quick Tips On How To Shop For Flower Bulbs

Step right up to bins and shelves full of Dutch imported flowering wonder, it's time to choose colorful spring blooms.If you wish to make the most of your buying choices, check out these top tips for finding the best from this the array of flower bulbs. September...

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Annuals For Your Garden: Bachelor Buttons

Annuals For Your Garden: Bachelor Buttons

This is one of those flowers that inhabit my childhood memories. The gangly plants grew in a crowd and the signature cornflower blue flowers were always called "Bachelor Buttons" by my mom even though there are other nicknames. Cornflower, Basket flower, or...

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Choosing Daylilies For Dependable Summer Bloom

Choosing Daylilies For Dependable Summer Bloom

Daylilies are dependable. Yet, not all are created equal. Quite apart from the obvious difference in looks, there are also variations in vigor or even hardiness. Sort through the obvious disqualification a certain variety might have in your conditions before...

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Blushing Lady, An Elegant Single Late Tulip

Blushing Lady, An Elegant Single Late Tulip

Lasting, Graceful, Gorgeous A lady with these qualities is welcome in the garden party of spring, and this tulip is fine addition to either a cutting garden or a spring display. Tall, with a long stem and an oval head which is ideal for vases, this has been one of the...

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Making Ajuga Fulfill Its Promises

Making Ajuga Fulfill Its Promises

I once read someone's complaint against Ajuga, a plant that has a reputation as a vigorous groundcover that blooms with pretty blue spikes in the spring. They were disappointed with the lack of growth it displayed for them. For me, It has always been a very worthwhile...

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Best Videos About Lavender

British TV provides some of the best views and information on this most fragrant and favorite herb, so let's start a feature length overview. The show features Lavender, not just in the garden, but in cooking and its other uses. Filled with gorgeous color and engaging...

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Propagate and Prune Your Forsythia Shrub

Propagate and Prune Your Forsythia Shrub

This page has specific help for those who want to propagate or prune their Forsythia bushes. Videos for the best advice on how to accomplish these tasks and information highlights to give you good success in the care and multiplication of your spring blooming shrub. The instructions are applicable to most Spring flowering shrubs that we commonly grow in our gardens.

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Spring Blooming Bushes Are First Rate Yard Accents

Spring Blooming Bushes Are First Rate Yard Accents

Planting flowering shrubs will improve the value of your property. We usually think of planting evergreen shrubs in our foundation plantings around the house,as a matter of course. But come spring, it is those that flower which draw our attention: "I want that one,...

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Colorful Red Maple, Acer Rubrum, Grows Fast

Colorful Red Maple, Acer Rubrum, Grows Fast

I think every yard needs a shade tree or two, preferably with some feature that makes you love them. Autumn color is an extremely valuable asset in landscape trees, and this is where the Red maple shines . Its color stands out in the fall and varieties have been chosen to accentuate the quality of color. It is also a fast growing tree, which puts it to the forefront of what many homeowners desire.

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Going Native In The Garden

Going Native In The Garden

There are more reasons than ever to use native plants in your garden. Besides being a perfect fit for the climate, they are better for wildlife, too.

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Ohio Native Plants Make a Good Show

Ohio Native Plants Make a Good Show

There are many ornamental native plants that will make a wonderful show in the landscape. If you wanted to get started with five of the best perennials for Ohio gardens, begin here.

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Antique Heirlooms: The Old Garden Roses

One of the gardens I most love to visit in the late spring is the the old garden roses section of the Whetstone Park of Roses. Like valued heirlooms rescued from oblivion, these antiques are now appreciated for qualities that had been lost to gardeners for a time....

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Tomato Varieties I Like To Grow

Tomato Varieties I Like To Grow

As you may know I have grown tomatoes most of my six decades of life, and this was the first thing I grew on my own in my first garden. I love homegrown tomatoes. Over the years, I have developed some decided favoritism, but before I tell you the names of varieties I...

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