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    Brassica oleracea 'Songbird White' (Flowering Kale) is slightly more compact than other varieties. The round leaves and compact upright habit repel rain, and the uniform habit lends itself well to massed plantings for a neat and tidy appearance

    Brassica oleracea 'Songbird White' Flowering Kale from Ebert's Greenhouse Village

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    Love this striking plant combo recommendation: Persian Shield--Plant this in pots along with a chartreuse sweet potato vine and a white flower (like trailing petunia).

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    Little Lime™ Hardy Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane' P.P.A.F.) are deciduous, but they provide amazing volume and flowers for cutting in summer. And they're a great foil for denser plants such as conifers. This one's a dwarf form of 'Limelight' and its green summer flowers turn pink in fall. Grows up to 5 feet tall and wide. Zones 3–9; Monrovia

    Landscaping Tips from TOH's 2015 Idea House

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    The most "natural-looking" garden beds usually have at least one plant whose habit is to wend itself between the others. Ruby-colored Redstone Falls heucherella, the first ground cover variety of this stalwart shade lover, is vigorous, fast-spreading, unfussy, and changes colors with the seasons. Partial shade to full sun in cool summer areas. Grows up to 10 inches tall and 3 feet wide. Zones 4–9; Monrovia

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    Blue is one of the great harmonizers in a landscape. It cools down hot reds and oranges and warms up whites or pale pastels. What makes Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum') special is both the variegated foliage and the dark burgundy stems. If you're stumped for a solution to lighten up a dark spot, this is one to consider. Full to partial shade. Grows up to 2 feet tall and wide. Zones 5–10; Monrovia

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    Native to Chile, this thorny plant (Puya chilensis) snares sheep and birds that get too close. The animals die from lack of food and eventually decay at the base of the plant, becoming natural fertilizer. The 10-foot-tall plant can take up to 11 years to bloom, when its top fills with dozens of green-yellow flowers.

    8 Exotic Plants That Take Up to a Decade—or More—to Bloom

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    Crocus works well with: Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla striata); Hosta 'Patriot' (Hosta 'Patriot'); Geranium 'Biokovo' (Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo')

    Tips for Getting the Most Out of Flower Bulbs

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    This is not a water amendment or special stem cut. It's a little simpler than that and you'll wish you thought of it sooner! VIA radostina / 79ideas

    how to make your fresh flowers last longer

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    Pink cacti?

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    Nice annual pairings with perennial Hyacinth: Works well with: Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcadonica 'Carnea'); Chinese rhubarb (Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum'); Sedge (Carex morrow 'Ice Dance')

    Tips for Getting the Most Out of Flower Bulbs

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    Prairie Winds Desert Plains Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) is a large fountain grass that forms showy bottlebrush flowers, emerging as red and aging to tan, over tall vase-shaped green foliage that turns red, orange, and gold in fall. Blooms early to late fall. Full sun; average soil and water. Grows to 4 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Zones 5 to 9; Proven Winners.

    7 New Fall-Flowering Plants

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    "Hydrangeas, poppies, and dahlias have a gooey sap that skins over when their stems are cut, preventing the flowers from taking up water. To break that skin, hold a lighter or candle flame on the cut for 30 seconds, then stick the stem right away into a vase of water." —Trinidad Peña, Somerset, New Jersey

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    Rock 'N Grow Pure Joy Stonecrop (Sedum hybrid) blooms late summer to late fall. Full sun, drought tolerant. Mounded growth to 12 inches tall, 16 to 20 inches wide. Zones 3 to 9; Proven Winners

    7 New Fall-Flowering Plants

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    3D African Daisy - This dazzling two-tone beauty is tough and drought tolerant with full double flowers. A great choice for containers, raised beds, or hanging baskets. Via Monrovia.com

    3D African Daisy - Monrovia - 3D African Daisy

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    The perennial Allium works well with: • Bigleaf aster (Aster macrophyllus) • Star gentian (Gentiana cruciata) • Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna')

    Tips for Getting the Most Out of Flower Bulbs

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    Interplant bulbs with perennials: Tulips Work well with: • Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Crocosmia 'Lucifer') • Meadow cranesbill (Geranium pratense 'Splish Splash') • Oriental lily 'Stargazer' (Lilium 'Stargazer')

    Tips for Getting the Most Out of Flower Bulbs

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    Windcliff Fragrant Pachysandra (Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff Fragrant') has lacy, uniquely scented flowers appear in early spring and repeat in autumn on this unusual form of the classic evergreen groundcover. Blooms early spring and in autumn. Full shade to partial sun; needs regular watering. Grows 4 to 6 inches tall in a spreading, dense carpet. Zones 6 to 9; Monrovia

    7 New Fall-Flowering Plants

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    Early Bird Gold Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold') blooms continuously from early summer to mid-fall; neaten by removing spent stems. Partial to full sun; regular watering in extreme heat, otherwise drought tolerant. Grows 18 to 24 inches tall and wide. Zones 4 to 10; Monrovia

    7 New Fall-Flowering Plants

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    Every 80 to 100 years, this Queen of the Andes (Puya raimondii), found in Peru and Bolivia, puts on a show with a flower spike that reaches up to 30 feet high. The plant's stalk is actually made up of 30,000 individual smaller flowers, and, like most members of the bromeliad family, which also includes pineapples, Queen of the Andes dies after flowering.

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    Japanese Anemone (Anemone Hupehensis var. Japonica) blooms last until the first frost, and the long stems look great lining walkways. 'Pamina' (shown) will spread dozens of semi-double rose-pink blossoms with yellow centers when planted in moist soil, and it grows up to 28 inches high. Partial shade; Zones 5–8

    Expert Picks for Colorful Fall Perennials

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    Despite the name, century plant (agave americana )typically blooms sometime between year 10 and year 25. The succulent, native to Mexico, forms a rosette that can reach 10 feet wide, made up of thick, gray-green leaves tipped with spines. A single flower stalk grows from the base, reaching 30 feet high and blooming with greenish-yellow flowers before the plant dies.

    8 Exotic Plants That Take Up to a Decade—or More—to Bloom

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    The aromatic blooms of Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) start in midsummer and last through midfall with little water or upkeep. The habit of 'Denim 'n Lace' (shown) is perkier than those of other Russian sages, making it a nice fit behind shorter plants in a border. This sage grows up to 32 inches high and wide. Full sun; Zones 4–9

    Expert Picks for Colorful Fall Perennials

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    The massive white-and-purple trumpet-shaped flowers of the Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum Giganteum) appear from the 10-foot-tall plant after about seven years. When not in bloom, the lily, which grows in the Himalayas, is a mass of glossy green leaves. The parent plant dies after flowering but leaves behind several smaller bulbs.

    8 Exotic Plants That Take Up to a Decade—or More—to Bloom

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    This new Clematis cultivar (Sweet Summer Love) has fragrant dark-purple flowers from midsummer to early fall. Plant on a trellis or an arbor to give the vine space and it can fill up with over 2,000 flowers in a season and grow up to 12 feet high. Full sun to partial shade; Zones 4–9

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