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Deadheading will not only encourage many more flowers, it will create a longer blooming period. Another tip to increase plant growth is to pinch the central growing tip of the plant. This will produce side shoots further down the stem, creating a bushier plant that will produce more flowers throughout the season.

The Survival Momfrom The Survival Mom

Planning an Edible Landscape - Survival Mom

Use your front and back yards for producing food by planning an edible landscape. It will benefit you and your family for many years to come.

The Hosta Guacamole is one of those rare and hard to find fragrant hostas. Most Hostas have little to no scent but this one has a very strong fragrance and very large white flowers

Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

Angelonia -It's easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Hosta

Sunsetfrom Sunset

4 easy-care flower beds

Long-blooming perennials

As you plant, put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole. Plants will grow larger, leafier and greener. 4(epsom salts) to 1(sugar) ratio. @ its-a-green-life