How to Grow and Care for Chrysanthemums


Chrysanthemum Flowers

A popular garden flowering plant that is so easy to grow and care for our chrysanthemums, chrysanthemums are some times called mums. There are hundreds of varieties of these garden beauties which you can find in many shapes and sizes. Native to northeastern Europe and Asia chrysanthemums will give color blooms that make both your outdoor gardens and interior inviting.

History records that chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as far back as the 15th century BC as a flowering herb. It’s said that “the yellow and white species of chrysanthemums are used in parts of Asia to produce a tea, used as a garnish and also added to some dishes. What is also amazing about chrysanthemums is that the flowers is crushed and the compounds are used as an active ingredient known as pyrethrins that attacks the nervous system of insects causing death. Chrysanthemums have a rich history and there is much more than can be said on this garden beauty but let’s take a closer look at the growth and care of chrysanthemums.

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How to Plant and Grow Daisy Flowers Outdoors


Daisy Flowers

Brighten up your gardens and landscapes with daisy flowers, these garden beauties are native to North and Central Europe. There are many varieties of daisies that belong to the Asteraceae family, in fact, this number is said to be as high as 23,000 individual species. Daisies are large flowers with star-shaped heads, it’s believed that daisies were first cultivated as far back as 2,200 BC.

Some variety of daisies are considered to be annuals in colder regions while in warmer climates they are viewed as perennials. It’s said that “daisies are used in herbal medicine and can be eaten in salads” daisies can also be found growing in the wild and attracts pollinators such as bees. Install daisies in your garden and landscape and take advantage of these garden beauties that have so many benefits.

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Tips for Growing and Caring for Dahlias

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Dahlia flower

Bring more flavor into your garden by installing dahlias these garden beauties produces beautiful flower bloom and will go to work for you by blooming from midsummer through autumn. Dahlias are not bulbs as some believe but are tubers that resemble or look somewhat like carrots. There are some 42 species in which to choose from.

Dahlias belong to the aster family and are bushy herbaceous perennial which is native to Central American and Mexico. Its believe that these garden beauties have been in cultivation from the 1700 hundreds which is a long time ago. Because of their varieties, the flowers of dahlias come in many sizes so for more on how to grow and successfully care for dahlias continue reading and fill your gardens with an array of colorful flower bloom that’s so amazing.

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A Complete Guide to Growing Amaryllis both Out and Indoors

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Amaryllis Red Blossom

The amaryllis plant can brighten up both your garden area and the interior plantscape, the flower of amaryllis is shaped like a bell and blooms in an array of colors. These garden beauties are native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Caribbean and South America. There is believed to be 75 genre and 1600 species in the Amaryllidaceae family.

Amaryllis is popular for being used in flower arrangements apart from the landscapes and gardens so let’s take a closer look at the growth and care of amaryllis.

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Air Plant Care Guide



We hear of shrubs, perennials, annuals, groundcovers and so on but there is also a group of plants known air plants. What are air plants and how do we grow and care for them in our gardens and landscapes? In this group or family of air plants, we get the name tillandsia, tillandsia is a genus of about 650 species of flowering plants, evergreens, and perennials that receives the majority of their nutrients from the air that circulates around them.

These species of plants are native to the Caribbean, south-eastern United States, mid-Argentina, northern Mexico and Mesoamerica growing in deserts, forest, and mountain areas. For more on tillandsia let’s take a closer look.

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