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Best Marigold To Grow At Home

Best Marigold To Grow At Home

Marigolds are the happy and bright flowers of summer. They are drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and thrive in almost any soil or environmental conditions. The easy-care plant comes in a wide range of bloom colors and plant sizes, plus they provide organic pest control for the yard and garden. It’s challenging to select the absolute best marigold to grow at home since they are all beautiful and beneficial in their way. We will examine some of the general characteristics, growing habits, and benefits that marigolds offer, then narrow it down to a few of the best to grow at home. Bloom Colors, Sizes, Petal Counts When marigolds are mentioned, most people think of small orange blooming plants, but the plants can do far more than just...

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The 10 best cactuses

The 10 best cactuses

When evaluating what to plant in your garden, it's typical for flowers, fruits, veggies, and herbs to immediately come to mind - while these are undoubtedly excellent choices, it might be beneficial to your garden's aesthetic to consider planting; an exciting strain of cacti!  Cactuses or Catci have over 1,000 known species, and more are being discovered every day; there are countless options to choose one - and you're sure to find the perfect one to match your style! [caption id="attachment_2017" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo by Frankie-Lopez[/caption] Prickly Pear Cactus Prickly Pear - or Opuntia - is a species of cactus that can be found in multiple regions of the Western Hemisphere. This cactus, in particular, bears a heavy cultural significance in India, where it is...

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3 Facts about Chrysanthemum

3 facts about chrysanthemum

Did you know that in France and Italy, Chrysanthemums are associated with death? This highly mystical flower has a plethora of meanings and symbolism according to different countries. Avoid social faux-pas and learn what each color bloom means in each Country before gifting it or including this fall beauty in a bouquet! Chrysanthemums are interesting for a variety of reasons, we highlight three top facts that are unique to this colorful perennial plant. Edible Leaves The leaves are a common green found in Asian markets and are often used in soups. Lightly steamed or boiled, the chrysanthemum greens have a mildly grassy flavor and the stalks are sweet and crunchy. There are 13 different varieties of Chrysanthemum and the taste of their leaves...

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Perfect Perennials: ideal flowers and plants that keep on giving

Perennial

When it comes to adding color and variety to your garden, planting perennial flowers is a no-brainer. They're colorful, easy to grow, keep coming back for more, and they can be the showpiece of any landscaping project. But What Are Perrenials? Perennials Definition Technically, a perennial is any plant that grows for more than two years, including shrubs and trees. But when it comes to gardening, the term is more commonly used to refer to plants with little or no woody growth - especially small flowering plants - that, once planted, reappear in your garden over many years. (As opposed to annuals and biennials that need to be replanted every year or two years). [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/B_YHKFaHsPN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link[/embed] Some Popular Perrenials Geraniums love warm, dry weather and...

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Primrose: How To Grow Primula Vulgaris

February Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

Primrose is a small plant with a large garden presence, producing both visual appeal and evening fragrance. The perennial plant is an early spring bloomer that produces a colorful bloom before other plants have come out of dormancy. Under the right growing conditions, primrose can continue to grow and bloom throughout the summer. The brightly-colored, sweet-smelling primrose is ideal for use in garden beds, borders, containers, or for naturalizing areas in the landscape. Under the right growing conditions, primrose will multiply each year and create a carpet of floral color to the landscape. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/CAV2UNgJi-d/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link[/embed] Planting Location Select a planting location that has rich humus soil and provides shade from the afternoon sun. Primrose plants like full sun in the spring but they must...

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Poisonous Flowers; Beautiful, But Deadly

poisonous flowers

Even the hardest of hearts love a beautiful flower. But did you know some of our most beloved flowers hide deadly secrets? Here's a list of some of the world's most beautiful poisonous flowers. Hemlock (Conium maculatum) If there's one flower that most comes to mind when thinking about poisonous flowers, it's definitely hemlock. It was most famously the poison used to execute Socrates after he was found guilty of morally corrupting the minds of Athens' youth. After drinking some hemlock-infused tea, Socrates was asked by his executioner to walk around until his feet felt numb. He then laid down and waited as the numbness crept up his legs and torso until his heart stopped and he died. Not the nicest way...

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Orchid meaning and symbolism

Orchid Meaning and Symbolism

Orchids are one of the most popular decorative plants in the world. These beautiful and striking flowers come in many different colors. They have a long history of being used symbolically in art, culture, and everyday life. The symbolic nature of orchids varies depending on the culture and the context of their use. Let’s take a closer look at the true orchid meaning. What Do Orchids Symbolize? The popularity of orchids means that they have been historically used to symbolize different things. For example, in ancient Greece, orchids were associated with fertility; ancient Greeks placed orchid plants in their homes in the hopes of increasing their chances for children. In the 19th century, the symbolic meaning of orchids shifted considerably. The Victorians saw...

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10 Flowers That are Actually Weeds in Disguise

10 Flowers That are Actually Weeds in Disguise

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and with these weeds, those rules don’t change at all. Spring has sprung, and so have many colors through the budding of flowers, trees, and even weeds. The winter white of snow has melted away, and buds have begun to bloom everywhere. From gardens to the cracks between sidewalks, life has sprouted in front of our eyes. And while we may see the blues, purples, and pinks of flowers, looks may deceive your eyes because while you may think you’re collecting a bouquet of wildflowers, you may just be pulling weeds. What is the definition of a weed? According to Merriam-Webster, a weed is:  "a plant that is not valued where it...

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