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Container Gardening with Flowers

Container Gardening with Flowers

Flower Gardening in Containers and Pots Container gardening in pots is easy flower gardening.  Container gardening is a logical solution when you live in an apartment, have a small yard or if you have pets who like to run, play or dig in your yard.  Plus, container flower gardening is just simply beautiful and convenient. […]

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How to Plant and Care for Pansy Flowers (Pansies)

How to Plant and Care for Pansy Flowers (Pansies)

Pansies are hardy flowers that bloom in the spring, last through the summer and are often still sharing their beauty right into fall.  Of course, to keep them blooming during the summer months, you must water them often.  In the hottest part of the summer, I do water my pansies daily, and they keep smiling […]

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Discover the Beauty of the Dwarf Firepower Nandina Bush

Discover the Beauty of the Dwarf Firepower Nandina Bush

Some of the most beautiful bushes I have in my backyard, are my Firepower Nandina bushes. Their colors are variegated which means they complement just about any other plant, tree, or bush you have in your own yard. The reds and yellows of the Firepower Nandina are magnificent in the fall. Plus, these little bushes […]

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The Jane Magnolia Tree

The Jane Magnolia Tree

The Jane Magnolia aka Magnolia Liliflora The Jane Magnolia Tree Blooms   Our home would not be complete without our Jane Magnolia Tree. Twenty years ago, our son chose a Jane Magnolia to give to me for Mother’s day.  We promptly planted it and enjoyed its beautiful blooms. A few short years later, we moved […]

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Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

Alexander aka Alexandrina Magnolia I love all Magnolias, from the huge, gorgeous Southern Magnolia to the smaller Little Gem Magnolia.  The Alexander Magnolia is one of my all time favorites. Some of the most beautiful spring flowering trees are magnolia varieties. When we moved into our current family home, we had to leave behind the […]

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Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees ~ Our Gentle Giants My backyard is graced with two Flowering Bradford Pear Trees.  We call the Flowering Pear Trees our “gentle giants” because they are huge, but when the wind blows they sway like graceful ballerinas. Their peaceful countenance beckons you to want to just rest under their shade and just […]

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How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

Painting Garden Figurines and Outdoor Décor Painting your garden figurines can add a unique and personal touch to your yard, patio and flower beds.  Over 20 years ago, I started painting a verdigris finish on the concrete figurines in my own private sanctuary, otherwise known as my backyard. After I painted my own backyard décor, […]

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Best Wooden Bird Houses

Best Wooden Bird Houses

Have Them Take Shelter Inside Best Wooden Bird Houses Wooden bird houses make the perfect nesting place for small birds.  We often see them flying around our neighborhood and, of course, they love flying, but they need a place to nest and a wooden birdhouse is a great nesting place. My family enjoys watching the […]

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Red Maple Trees

Red Maple Trees

The Beauty of a Red Maple Tree I have several Maple trees in my yard.  All Maple trees are beautiful, but in the fall my Red Maple tree is especially vibrant and strikingly gorgeous. The brilliant fall foliage is such a beautiful contrast to the overcast days and the fading summer beauty. I look forward […]

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How to Grow Hydrangeas

How to Grow Hydrangeas

Add the Beauty of Huge Blooms to Your Garden! I learned how to grow hydrangeas in my garden simply by watching my grandmother.  She had the biggest, most beautiful hydrangea bushes in the neighborhood, perhaps the largest in the city.  She also had a variety of color which I also thought was gloriously beautiful.  Of […]

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