Are Hellebores Toxic to Animals or People?

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Despite their use as a medicine in previous eras, all parts of hellebores are toxic if eaten by children or animals. Key symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, and convulsions in serious cases. Read on to learn what to do if your dogs, cats, or horses ingest hellebore and to learn more about the poisons involved.

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

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Are you growing sunflowers and wondering when and how you should harvest them to enjoy your own fresh sunflower seeds? In this guide, you’ll learn all the top tips on when and how to harvest delicious, nutritious, homegrown sunflower seeds. Plus, we include instructions for roasting and recipe ideas. Read more now.

Recognizing, Managing, and Preventing Rust on Canna Plants

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Canna, often called canna lily, is a rhizomatous perennial with spikes of bright blossoms, and ample, tropical-style foliage. Under less than ideal conditions, it may fall victim to a condition called rust. Learn what this is, how to treat an infection, and what preventative measures you may take to avoid an outbreak.

Growing Heliotropes: Fragrant Vintage Charmers

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Would you like to grow a plant whose scent was a source of perfume for Victorian ladies? Whose purple clusters have graced gardens from Peru to Europe? The heliotrope is a showy garden flower that may also be cultivated indoors as a miniature potted tree. Learn all about it here on Gardener’s Path.

11 of the Best Pink Aster Varieties

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If you want to add a touch of pink to your landscape, vigorous asters bring swaths of color, texture, and vertical interest to summer and fall gardens. Discover 11 outstanding varieties, from ballerina pink to sizzling magenta, you’re sure to find your new favorites for beds, borders, containers, and carefree meadows.

How to Grow and Care for Parrot Tulips in the Spring Garden

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The parrot tulip is an intriguing mid- to late-spring bloomer. Vibrant colors play across petals that ruffle and curl like exotic birds in flight. Mass plant for exceptional curb appeal. Scatter through beds and borders. Get parrot tulip growing tips now, and enjoy botanical garden quality blooms in your own backyard.