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Yellow Magnolia (5 Seeds)

5 Yellow Magnolia Denudata / Wilsonii Tree Seeds These trees produce beautiful fragrant flowers. Use: Outdoor Tree (plant) Cultivating Difficulty Degree: Very E

Another pinner said...Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers.

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How to Plant a Tree

How to Plant a Tree!

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How to Use Photinia for a Hedge

Photinia - Evergreen - Hardy - Fast Growing - Hedge - Bush - Very Colorful in Spring and Fall-

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20 colorful plants for shade gardens

Garden hydrangea For light shade, it’s tough to beat Hydrangea macrophylla. The shrub is easy to grow, needing little fussing beyond watering, occasional feeding, and light pruning once a year. Yet it pumps out big mophead flower clusters—in shades of pink, blue, and white—that can reach 10 or more inches across. Grow garden hydrangea in zones 3b–9, 14–21; H1; ‘Incrediball’ in zones A3; 1–21.


Perennials That Love the Sun

One of the most reliable and longest blooming plants for the garden, cranebill geraniums add a burst of color that starts in spring and lasts until first frost. The small, cup-shaped blooms are available in blue, pink, rose and magenta. Select a site that has good drainage. Not related to the annual geranium used in planters. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

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What to Prune When

What to Prune When lilac and forsythia should be pruned late spring - immediately after they finish blooming. Hydrangeas bloom on old wood. Prune these types of hydrangeas before midsummer. If you prune them in winter or early spring, you'll be removing flower buds

Korean Dwarf Lilac Tree, 5-6 Feet high, 5-6 feet wide, winter hardy, blooms late spring, full to part sun

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Camellia Planting Guide

Camellia Planting Guide. This beautiful, flowering shrub has a long blooming season and loves the Southern climate.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Coral Bells 'Paris' coral bells produces a frothy sea of pink blooms floating above silvery green foliage, so even when this perennial flower is not in bloom, it looks great. Other varieties are grown strictly for their attractive foliage colors, with shades ranging from deep purple to bronze, peach, silver, and mixtures of the above. Name: Heuchera selections Zones: 3-9

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons

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500 Pampas Grass Seeds- blend (Cortaderia selloana) - fast growing -Perennial

Pampas Grass Mix

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Our Favorite Small Trees

Saucer Magnolia - offers some of the most beautiful flowers of any tree. Its large blooms appear in shades of white, pink, and purple in mid- to late spring. Test Garden Tip: Do some research before buying a magnolia to make sure you have the best selection for your climate. Some types, while hardy, suffer flower damage from late frosts. Name: Magnolia x soulangeana Size: To 20 feet tall and wide Zones: 5-9

Foxglove, a stately classic for your cottage garden. Perennial; these grow up to 5' tall and can be grown in part to full shade. They bloom in early summer.