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Keeping that adorable, edible rosemary tree alive

You’ve seen those cute rosemary Christmas trees at your local florist, 1-800 Flowers, supermarkets and retail stores. They look like a perfect holiday hostess gift. And then you pick up a plant, inhale, and envision snipping off bits of the herb and baking fragrant rosemary focaccia.   But hold the shopping cart: Will that tree […]

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Flower Carpet Appleblossom in Container

Flower Carpet – an ideal container plant

Are you looking for a an easy-care container plant – one that provides loads of color but doesn’t take loads of work?  Flower Carpet roses may be your answer.  Most varieties of easy-care Flower Carpet roses can do extremely well in containers, providing the container is large enough and they get adequate water. Flower Carpet […]

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Easy Care Flower Carpet Yellow

Easy, colorful container recipes

In response to posts praising Tropicanna cannas on the Garden Rant and North Coast Gardening blogs, commenters – and one of the blog’s authors – came up with plenty more ideas for using Tropicanna cannas in mixed planters. On the North Coast Gardening blog, garden writer and blogger Susan Morrison said she’d designed a “striking” […]

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The cucumber overtakes the dahlia.

Battle in the garden … Veggies vs Flowers

This is the year of the white cucumber–the Crystal Apple variety to be exact. From a half dozen seeds I’ve throw in the ground, I only expected one or two to take. Apparently they all germinated because now cucumber plants are stretching the length of my front garden overtaking two yews, two tee-pees, three swirled […]

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