Just how fast your magnolia tree grows depends on the kind you have. These trees are well-known for their beautiful flowers, but actually some varieties bear inconspicuous blossoms. In the landscape, ...

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Get your garden started early by planting your seeds in eggshells indoors before the weather permits outdoor growth. There are several reasons why eggshells are the perfect pot for this, but the biggest is that they are cheap (free really), full of calcium to give your seedlings that extra boost, and easy to plant in the garden when ready (the shell can stay on!).

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Gladiolus: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Gladiolus REMEMBER IN SPRING: to move the ones from the front bed and move to the back.

Tuberose This richly fragrant bulb, Polianthes tuberosa, was a Victorian favorite. Plant in containers or beds, two to three inches deep. Gardeners in zones lower than 8 must dig up the bulbs in the fall. TENDER BULB

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.

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

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

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

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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

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

Bellflower White Clips Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Plant Size: 8-10" tall, Up to 18" wide Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade Bloom Time: Early to late summe...

All of those empty spaces in your planting beds? Replace your fried flowers with these 25 High Heat Flowers For Hot Summer Areas!!

Companion Planting

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush). Buddleia are wonderful woody shrubs with large, fragrant, colorful flowers that attract a flutter of butterflies into your summer garden.

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shrubs & trees - fence privacy and dog digging!

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