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12 of the best bluebell walks to go on this spring

Cherry Blossoms: 6 Flowering Trees to Grow at Home

Cherry blossoms season is underway, inspiring iPhone-wielding gawkers to head to parks and botanical gardens to catch sight of the billowy pink …

How to transplant a tree

A gardening expert offers tips for digging up, moving and re-planting a tree — all without killing it.<p>Do you have an "oops" tree in your yard? An …

14 facts every daffodil devotee should know

<b>1. Daffodil is the official common name for any plant that falls under the genus Narcissus, including jonquils, paperwhites, and others. But most</b> …

Daffodils

10 Tips for a truly Green Garden this Spring

How green is your garden? If you’re still using toxic pesticides and mowing that water thirsty grass, here are a few easy DIY tips to green up that …

Weed Wisdom: What 10 Common Weeds Are Trying to Tell You

Listen up! Your weeds are trying to tell you something.<p>Like all varieties of plants, individual weeds thrive in particular conditions. Some like it …

Gardening

Christmas Cactus: How to Grow and Care for Christmas Cactus

A Christmas Cactus is a tropical plant that does not naturally exist in nature. It was bred from two unique parent plants that both grow in the South …

Gooseberry

By Gina Marzolo, graduate student of agricultural sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, grmarzolo@cpp.edu, February 2016.<p>Edited …

Gardening 101: Aeoniums

Aeonium <i>(Aeonium arboreum)</i>: “Houseleek Tree”<p>If your impression of succulents is that they hardly need to be watered and that they thrive in extremely …

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Peonies (Paeoniaceae) are available in many varieties, some of which are herbaceous and some of which are deciduous and known as tree peonies. Both types grow large, colorful flowers that measure 10 to 12 inches across. Herbaceous peonies are smaller and grow to be about 4 feet tall, while tree …

25 bulbs for the best-ever spring

The thump on the doormat at this time of year usually means another bulb catalogue. The choice is bewildering and I end up opting for the tried and tested rather than the new and innovative. This year I’ve turned to Alan Street of Avon Bulbs, the creative maestro who puts together those …

How to Grow Clematis - Gardener's Supply

A well-grown clematis in full flower is a sight to behold.<p>EVERY flower gardener should know the pleasure of growing clematis. If you already have one …

Gardening

How to Care for Miniature Roses

• Home & Garden<br>• Gardening<br>• Flower Gardening<br>• How to Care for Miniature Roses<p>Miniature roses are perfectly scaled, smaller versions of larger roses, with all …

Take a Tour of the World’s Deadliest Garden

A stroll through a stately and well-manicured English garden sounds absolutely divine doesn’t it? The bright sun, the buzzing bees, the budding …

Mango Tango Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa 'Mango Tango') at Skillins Greenhouse

Mango Tango Potentilla flowers<p>Mango Tango Potentilla flowers<p>(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)<p>Mango Tango Potentilla in bloom<p>Mango Tango …

Gardening 101: Smoke Bush

Smoke Bush <i>(Cotinus):</i> “Stands Out in a Crowd”<p>The color of the leaves, the contrast with other plants, the light shining through: for many this is the …

Gardening

17 easy ideas to make your small garden super duper

A small garden can make a big impact regardless of whether you simply have a terrace, balcony or even just a little area at the front of your …

Classy garden tips: Mistakes to be avoided

We know the importance of beautiful interiors: a spotless bathroom floor, a fluffy living room sofa, and kitchen countertops clean enough to eat off. …

The Poison Garden

Behind great black iron gates in Northumberland, England, is the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle. Around 100 species of plants grow there, and all …

Corpse Flower at New York Botanical Garden Slated to Bloom This Weekend

Planning a visit to the New York Botanical Garden this weekend? Get ready to hold your nose. DNAinfo reports that the Bronx attraction’s rare “corpse …

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How to Grow and Care for a Fox Tail Agave (Agave attenuata)

Some gardeners find tropical plants intimidating. Succulents in particular tend to have unusual requirements, and gardeners sometimes worry about the …

Plants