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Hydrangea Quercifolia

Hydrangea Quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea) Native Landscape Shrub

Recently introduced cultivated varieties of oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) enliven contemporary garden landscapes with new colors, sizes, and uses. Present-day plant breeders like those at the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) are demonstrating success in producing compact oakleaf hydrangea cultivars with impressive flowering characteristics. These modern cultivars provide potential for gardeners and landscape professionals to use […]

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4 Flowers for Creating a Spanish Theme Garden

Create a Spanish theme garden with flowers, vines and shrubs. Use gravel and rocks to landscape the garden and mimic the rugged terrain of Spain. If you think your garden spot is too hot, too sunny or the soil is too rocky to grow hardly anything – think again. A Spanish theme garden may be […]

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The Chinese Parasol Tree Firmiana Simplex in Garden Landscapings

How to Grow Chinese Parasol Tree Firmiana Simplex

Add a touch of the tropics to the garden and luxuriate in the shade of a Chinese parasol tree, Firmiana simplex. China is the world’s warehouse for trees of ornamental and economic value. One outstanding treasure, Firmiana simplex, hails from the temperate areas of China and Japan with a climate similar to the southeastern United […]

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How to Stop Slugs from Damaging Your Garden

Slugs are a common garden pest that can prove to be a major risk to young plants. This article aims to help you reduce the number of slugs in your garden. Slugs are one of the biggest threats to your garden when you have young plants. Usually slugs like to eat dead vegetation but they’re […]

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Ornamental Shrubs for Landscaping

Essentials of Florida Gardening: Four Must Have Ornamental Shrubs

Shrubs are an essential foundation plant. They will add color, appeal and structure to your landscape, plus value and equity to your home. Florida homeowners have a large variety of plants to choose from, including trees and shrubs to enhance their landscapes. Shrubs are the backbone to your home’s landscape. Shrubs can provide foliage, flowers, […]

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Why You Should Choose Perennials for Small Gardens

Perennial plants in a small garden maintain order and are easy-to-care-for.A small space needs a strong design and judicious plant selection: It needs a big impact! A small garden with perennial plants will have a lasting effect and will require little maintenance. Summary: Get it Done in Four Stages or DIY A landscape designer provides […]

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Backyard Staggered Hedge Landscape

10 Steps to Install a Staggered Hedge Landscape Feature for Privacy

Learn how to shield your garden, enclose your patio or define an outdoor living space with a double hedgerow of evergreen, flowering or deciduous shrubs. A staggered hedge is actually two rows of hedge plants located close together and meshing into a single hedgerow. A staggered hedgerow yields an extra thick hedge, which provides shelter […]

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Rustic Stone Path in Cottage Garden

How to Install a Rustic Stone Path in a Cottage Garden

It is easy and inexpensive to add a stone pathway to your garden. Here is a step-by-step guide with photos. Installing a stone garden path yourself requires a some time and physical effort, but very little money or expertise. A less-than-perfect result adds charm, and any flaws in stone spacing can ultimately be hidden by […]

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Easy to Grow Small to Medium Trees for the Suburban Landscape

Discover reasonably-sized low maintenance beautiful tree varieties to enrich your landscape. Are you looking for a way to beautify your landscape with lovely flowering or shade producing trees? Or would you like to accent your yard with a few focal points? There are many easy to maintain tree varieties that add lasting grace and year […]

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