How to Control Aphids on Roses

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If you seem to spot aphid congregations every time you look at your rose bushes, you’re probably feeling frustrated. How do you keep them under control? Can you do this without harming beneficial insects? And can beneficial insects help get rid of a bad aphid infestation? Find out in this guide. Read more now.

What Are David Austin English Roses?

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English roses are incredibly popular for a reason. They combine all the best traits of old garden roses with the hardiness and repeat flowering of modern varieties. Where did they come from, how do you grow them, and which are the best to plant? We’ll explain all that and more in this guide to David Austin roses.

How to Grow and Care for Cleveland Sage

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Cleveland sage, often referred to as blue or fragrant sage, starts blooming just as spring transitions to summer. Growing well in Zones 9-11, this short-lived perennial thrives in full sun and requires little beyond some fertile, well-draining soil.. Learn how to plant and grow Cleveland sage in this guide. Read more now.

Fertilize Your Passionflower Vines to Boost Growth and Production

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If you’re growing passionflower and your vine isn’t productive or is looking mediocre, it may need feeding – but how can you tell? In this guide we look at the basic needs of passionflower and cover when and how to fertilize your vines for optimum health, glorious blooms, and tasty fruit. Read more now.

Do Fuchsias Need Deadheading?

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If you want to keep your fuchsias looking fabulous, you need to know how to deadhead them the right way. While the flowers fall on their own, they leave behind seed pods that may signal the plant to stop producing blossoms. This guide will help you prevent that from happening so you can keep enjoying the colorful show.

Tips for Growing Blackberries in Containers

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Blackberries are juicy, sweet, and full of nutrients. If you want your own harvest to eat fresh and use in pies, smoothies, scones, and more, why not try growing them in containers? Planting these brambles in pots saves space in the yard or garden, allowing anyone in Zones 4-10 to enjoy fresh berries. Read more now.

Tips for Pollinating Eggplant by Hand

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If you want to hand-pollinate your own eggplants but aren’t sure how, then this is the guide for you. We’ll show you how easy it is to manually pollinate these tasty nightshades for a delicious crop this summer. Have your pick of three simple hand pollination methods to help ensure a savory, meaty harvest. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for English Daisies

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English daisies are carpet-forming perennials commonly found growing in lawns. These moisture-loving flowers are easy to cultivate and with a variety of cultivars to choose from, add texture and color to beds, borders, and containers. Learn how to plant and grow classic English daisies in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Candle Anemones

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Candle anemone, aka long-fruited thimbleweed, is a perennial wildflower that blooms in bright shades of green and white. Anemone cylindrica is easy to grow and care for, and the pretty flowers attract a variety of pollinators to the garden. Learn how to plant and grow candle anemones in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Toyon (California Holly)

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Intrinsic cultural and habitat value shape the history of the California toyon plant. Small, white, rose-like flowers in summer lead to vibrant red berries in winter, providing abundant nectar and forage for pollinators and birds. Fire resistant and drought tolerant, this plant is a chaparral and oak woodland staple.

A Guide to the Different Types of Japanese Maple Trees

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Japanese maples come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and leaf shapes. There are trees with coral bark and some with pink foliage. Some have deeply-lobed leaves, while others have distinct variegation. How do you make sense of all the different types? This guide explains the different categories of Japanese maples.

How to Grow and Care for Blackberry Bushes

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Nothing is dreamier than the idea of stepping out into your blackberry patch on a dewy morning to pick berries for your breakfast. Turn the dream into a reality with the help of our guide to growing and caring for blackberry bushes. Learn about the history, cultivation, and care of these popular fruits. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Himalayan Honeysuckle

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Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa) is a low maintenance flowering shrub that produces edible berries in the fall. Its fragrant white blooms surrounded by deep purple bracts are a striking addition to the garden. Learn how to plant and grow Himalayan honeysuckle in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Summer Snapdragon Flowers

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Are you planning your next garden project? Summer snapdragon is a perennial flower for beds, borders, and containers that you need to know about. Angelonia angustifolia is a must-have where summers are hot and humid. Discover what makes this plant unique, where to buy it, and how to grow it in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Catmint in the Garden

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Nepeta species are aromatic flowering perennials in the mint family including catnip, catmint, and others. These hardy and easy to grow plants attract bees and butterflies while also repelling unwanted pests. And don’t forget their long history of medicinal use! Read on to learn all about growing Nepeta plants.

How to Grow and Care for Shasta Daisies

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Shasta daisy is a popular plant that adds a pop of fresh, bright summer color. This sturdy beauty is an easy and versatile perennial to have in your garden, whether you use it in a border or as a cut flower. Learn all about how to grow, propagate, and care for this robust plant in our guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Roses from Cuttings

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Do you want to clone a rose plant that you adore? Taking cuttings is an easy way to make it happen. By snipping a stem from the parent plant and putting it in soil, you can encourage it to root and create a new rose plant. But of course, there’s more to it than that! In this guide, we’ll explain the entire process.

How to Plant and Grow Italian Cucuzza Squash

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Italian cucuzza is a summer squash in the botanical family of Lagenaria. This edible plant is technically a gourd that is related to the calabash and other culinary squashes and gourds. A vigorous plant, its fruits grow rapidly. Eaten just like summer squash, it tastes delicious fresh off the grill. Read more now.