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The Fall Chrysanthemum Flower Garden

Fall gardens add color when many other flowers are fading. And one of my favorite fall flowers are Chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums are available in all shades of colors and blend and match so well with the fall foliage. At this time of year there are many plants available and with proper care they can be planted and will return the flowing year. They can also be overwintered or you can take cutting and create more plants. They are really a very...

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Divide your Perennial Plants and save Money

Perennial plants are a wonderful way to add color and ease in care to your garden areas. By using a combination of perennials, which take less care, and annual flowers you can easily create a wonderful backyard flower garden that will add to your garden area and home décor. photo credit: amy_b While perennials are easy to care for they do need to be divided when they get overcrowded. This will be every three to five years depending on the...

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Do you Grow Flowers, Herbs, or Vegetables?

A Backyard Garden adds color, variety, and fresh vegetables or fruits to your diet. It also provides fresh air, exercise and can offer time together with family. What ever your needs, the garden will add to the beauty and relaxing factors of your backyard oasis. photo credit: jpopesku1 There are many different types of gardens and it helps to narrow down the purpose that your garden will serve. A garden can tend to grow and get to big, which...

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Starting a Perennial Gardening Business Cheaply- Part Two

This summer I decided to make plans to open a perennial garden business next year. My plan was to do it in such a way that I did not have to take out a loan and have a large overhead in inventory. photo credit: laudu I was lucky enough to attend an auction at a greenhouse where I picked up around twenty different perennial varieties.  I also traded plants with friends, which lead to another 15 varieties. Scavenging at a few local abandoned...

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Deadheading Flowers – Why should I? Flower Garden Advice

Deadheading flowers or plants is very important to the health of plants and overall look of your gardens. Deadheading is practice of removing the old flower blossoms from a plant. This keeps your garden looking tidy and fresh plus plants bloom better if the old flower heads have been removed. photo credit: audreyjm529 When the blossom remains on the plant seeds begin to develop and the plant uses extra energy to develop those seeds thus taking...

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