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17 Charts For People Who Love Plants But Can't Keep Anything Alive

You'll be a pro in no time.<p>Posted on May 25, 2017, 20:46 GMT<p>1. First things first — use this chart to plan the layout of your garden:<p>2. And if you're planting a succulent garden — voilà:<p>3. Here's which flowers look best in bouquets:<p>4. If you're putting them in a vase, here's how to cut them …

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Gardening 101: Cannas

Canna, <i>Canna:</i> “Tropical Burst”<p>Do you need a perennial that joyously sings of faraway lands filled with tropical loveliness? (Who doesn’t?) Popular …

Gardening

Our Beautiful Planet | eco@africa | DW | 26.05.2017

Take a walk in a Berlin park or woodland right now and you'll be met with the familiar, overpowering fragrance of wild garlic. Did you know you can …

Gardening

How to get tickets to Chelsea Flower Show 2017

See the cream of the crop show off their horticultural skills at this year's world-class RHS Chelsea Flower Show.<p>The prestigious event that takes …

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The Avalanches Are Working on a New Album

The Avalanches have revealed in a new interview that they’re already at work on the follow-up to last year’s excellent album <i>Wildflower</i>. Speaking with Sydney-based radio station FBI Radio, the band’s Robbie Chater talked about the studio sessions they’ve been doing while off tour. “In the few weeks …

Wildflowers

Foxgloves: Rethinking a Fickle Flower

Foxgloves behave like a bad boyfriend. Owing to their biennial nature and a tendency to self-sow freely, foxgloves usually don’t show up when or …

Cut Flowers

10 things we learned from the Chelsea flower show 2017

From lupins to moss, crazy paving to oranges and reds, these were the trends that stood out at the 2017 show<p><b>1 The future’s bright</b><p>Chelsea’s purple patch – dominated by alliums, irises and salvias – seems to be in a slow decline, with this year’s emergent colour scheme one of deep wine reds, …

Gardening

Rose Diseases and What to Do about Them

Roses have a reputation for getting all kinds of diseases. While modern roses are a lot less prone to problems than the tea roses favored not so long …

Gardening

Siberian irises are garden treasures

After the wonderland of bloom by flowers in March and April, we now approach late spring, which often seems too green. With the trees in full leaf, …

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Chelsea in Bloom winners bring a floral safari to London's smartest shops

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This guy gave his girlfriend lettuce thinking it was a flower, and we’re melting

Gift-giving in relationships gets a little tricky sometimes — but if you need definitive proof that it’s truly the thought that counts, we’ve found …

Relationships

7 lessons urban gardeners can learn from Kate Gould's Gold-winning City Living Chelsea Flower Show garden

As with many magical things, the Chelsea Flower Show can be overwhelming for the uninitiated. There are dozens of gardens, all of which could justify an afternoon’s idle enjoyment, and that’s before you get anywhere near the horticultural smorgasbord of the Great Pavilion, brimming with the …

Gardening

Foliage Plants That Look Great and Thrive in Containers

01 of 10<p>There is something about colocasias, also known as elephant ears, that can be moving. They are graceful, elegant and often huge foliage …

Growing and Caring for Dazzling Snapdragons

Overview and Description<p>Snapdragons have tall spikes of brightly colored flowers that bloom profusely in cooler weather. Most are intensely colored …

Gardening

A Rich Seam: Quarry Gardening at the Chelsea Flower Show

The Best in Show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show this year has baffled the crowds, while pleasing the judges. According to our photographer, the …

Chelsea Flower Show

Deco eyelashes from Japan let you add butterflies, jewels and the night sky to your cosplay makeup

The only problem is deciding which design to choose from the <b>beautiful new collection</b>.<p>When cosplayers want to complete their look with creative …

Makeup

Fabulous flower shows to visit in 2017

If you're enjoying all the coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, check out the other great flower shows on offer in 2017<p>Missed out on tickets to …

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On Gardening: Gold doubloon gardenia can light up your landscape

If you have fascinated about finding a gold doubloon I've got one for you, and it is a stunning gardenia variety. Like the word suggest doubloon or …

Lifestyle

A Most Canadian Disaster

As part of the celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Botanical Garden planted their Canada 150 …

Cool Stuff

An Easy Blue Flower for Beginners

Gardeners looking for a true blue color in a flower can’t go wrong with the old-fashioned bachelor’s button. These fully double annual flowers look …

Gardening

Growing Scented Geraniums

Overview and Description of Scented Geraniums<p>There are dozens of scented geraniums with an array of fragrances. The one thing they all share is that …

Plants

Sweet Alyssum Flowers Please Pollinators

The <i>Brassicaceae</i> family is not known for its fragrant members, at least if you're referring to pleasing fragrances. Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and …

Gardening

The Chelsea Flower Show Has Spurred On Floral Mania

From maxi printed dresses to luggage here are the best floral inspired pieces<p>A new season of florals, just like a reliable pair of heels, always …

Fashion

The Organised Chaos of a Fashion Architect's Hamptons Garden

Leather-clad fashion architect Peter Marino has a horticultural antidote to a stressful modern life<p><i>Business of Fashion</i> named architect <b>Peter Marino</b> …

Strawflowers Brighten Up Flower Arrangements

The name strawflower doesn’t do much to excite the flower gardener, eliciting images of something withered and tan, but the real strawflower blossom …

Gardening

How to Grow Hydrangeas in Pots

If you’ve ever been given a hydrangea in a foil-wrapped pot, you probably enjoyed it or a few weeks, but then watched sadly as it declined. That …

Gardening

Best and Worst Flowers to Plant for a Pet-Friendly Garden

Every pet owner knows their dog or cat will chew on anything it can sink its teeth into, whether that’s a toy, shoe, or ball of yarn. And at some …

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Make your yard monarch-friendly as they migrate through Illinois

Make your garden part of something spectacular this summer by adding plants that welcome monarch butterflies and help them make their epic journey from Mexico to Canada and back.<p>Every year, through four generations of eggs, caterpillars and butterflies, monarchs migrate more than 1,500 miles north, …

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Garden Visit: Emily Thompson Explores Her Dark Side at a Brooklyn Heights Townhouse

When developers were renovating a landmarked Greek Revival–style townhouse in New York City’s Brooklyn Heights last year, they called in talented …

Gardening

Return of the natives

A gardener finds that some plants are more at home than others.<p>May 24, 2017 —When I bought my seaside cottage and at last had a garden of my own, I …

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