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Watering Pink Peonies

Before we know it winter will be over with those freezing temperatures and long night chills that make the approaching of spring and summer so inviting but as the warmer months approach it is best to get a jump start by having a to-do list as we prepare for those long days ahead working in our gardens as nature awakens clothing our landscapes and gardens with beautiful plants in full bloom as we reap a fruitful harvest of our labors.

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How to Successfully Grow and Care for Aster Flowers

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Admiral butterfly on aster flowers

Extend the season of a colorful garden and landscape with the aster flowering plants, these garden beauties will bloom from late summer through fall helping you to keep your garden filled with colors as the winter months approaches.

What I love about asters is the many varieties and species which are available, aster will not only fill your garden with colorful blooms but is also a food source for wildlife such as bees, butterflies, and provides a home for small animals and birds during the winter months. Plants such as the white wood variety should be sown outdoors in late fall or early winter.

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Grow and Care Guide

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Lantana Flowering Plant

Lantanas are beautiful plants that produce small clusters of flower blooms, there are many varieties that will give your gardens and landscapes that color pop. The lantana which is and evergreen runs like a vine as it matures although it has been classified as a shrub.

This garden beauty will attract wildlife such as butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other bird species. The lantana is a hardy plant that can withstand the drought as well as salt sprays in coastal areas. Lantanas carries and aroma that is mild and pleasant although the fragrance may not appeal to some.

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How to Successfully Grow Blue Daze Evolvulus

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Blue Daze Flowering Plant

How would you love to have blue daze? not blue days but blue daze as apart of your garden and landscapes, these garden beauties can brighten your day with its beautiful flowers though small which can be an eye-catcher adding to the overall design of your landscape and gardens.

The blue daze evolvulus flowering plant is native to Paraguay and Brazil. This perennial beauty is evergreen and a member of the morning glory family. Another name for the blue daze is the dwarf morning glory.

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Gardening above the ground with hanging baskets

There are so many reasons why I love landscaping and gardening, this hobby offers so many benefits that can help us in so many ways. We are free to let those creative juices flow and just go for it as we create that garden of our dreams.

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Rosemary Herb

A herb garden is no different and is a great investment keeping us healthy and helping us to save those hard-earned dollars. I have written articles on starting a herb garden including the healthy side of these SUPERFOODS.

In this article, however, we will be looking at the other side of herb gardening but not in the traditional setting that we are familiar with but rather growing herbs from hanging baskets. I know when we hear of hanging baskets our first thoughts are beautiful flowering plants or hanging vines but we are going to break the rules as we let our creative juices flow and turn our attention to growing herbs in hanging baskets.

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