Plants & Flowers – All around the house http://allaroundthe.house for all your home needs Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:19:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://i1.wp.com/allaroundthe.house/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-AllaroundtheHouse-1-2.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Plants & Flowers – All around the house http://allaroundthe.house 32 32 129978467 Peperomia Plant http://allaroundthe.house/peperomia-plant/ http://allaroundthe.house/peperomia-plant/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:28:47 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2982 Peperomia Plant perfect for home and office

The very popular peperomia plant is a great choice to add color to any room or office. Whether you have one peperomia plant or several grouped together, this attractive plant will brighten up any room. There are over 1,000 species of peperomias growing throughout North and South America and the Caribbean. All of them are […]

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Hardy Orchids Grow Well Planted in a Perennial Shade Garden http://allaroundthe.house/hardy-orchids-grow-well-planted-perennial-shade-garden/ http://allaroundthe.house/hardy-orchids-grow-well-planted-perennial-shade-garden/#comments Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:04:06 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2892

Bletilla to Spiranthes, hardy orchids grow well in woodland gardens. Shade-loving perennials like hosta, foamflower and Solomon’s seal are good mixers. Gardeners, looking for a challenging plant, will find it among some orchids tough enough for outdoors. Able to thrive in environments where cold winters are the norm, gardeners who grow indoor orchids will easily […]

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NASTURTIUMS http://allaroundthe.house/nasturtiums/ http://allaroundthe.house/nasturtiums/#comments Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:47:29 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2561

Some plants like to be pampered. Others prefer a hands-off approach. Nasturtiums thrive on neglect. Just give them a sunny spot in poor, dry soil.   These vivacious plants feel at home in hot color gardens. Numerous yellow, orange, and red flowering varieties are available. For other color schemes, soft pastels are available. In the […]

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Basil – Ocimum Basilicum http://allaroundthe.house/basil/ http://allaroundthe.house/basil/#comments Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:59:02 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2518

One of the most popular herbs is Ocimum basilicum commonly called sweet basil. Often called the ‘king of herbs,’ basil can be grown indoors or out. Sweet basil has inch-long, oval-pointed, dark green leaves and a clove-pepperish odor and taste. Sweet basil makes a handsome, bushy small plant, growing to a foot or more indoors. […]

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Chives – Allium schoenoprasum http://allaroundthe.house/chives/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:37:25 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2509 chives are perfect for landscape borders

Known as common garden chives, Allium schoenoprasum, can be grown indoors and out. Chives are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium. They are grown for the flavour of their leaves, which is reminiscent of onion, although much milder. Both the stems and light purple flowers are used in cooking and the snipped […]

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Forsythia Signals the Blossoming of Spring with Blazing Glory http://allaroundthe.house/forsythia-signals-blossoming-spring-blazing-glory/ http://allaroundthe.house/forsythia-signals-blossoming-spring-blazing-glory/#comments Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:32:53 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2421 sign of the spring, a blooming Forsythia

The hardiest of Forsythia species are: Forsythia Suspensa – Look for Suspensa especially to espalier as it will easily spill over walls or can be grown as an arching shrub. Forsythia Intermedia – This hardy Forsythia is an upright type and is useful as a clipped hedge or can be used in shrub masses. Forsythias […]

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River Birches; Look Good and are Easy to Care For http://allaroundthe.house/river-birches/ Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:19:34 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2423 white peel bark trees

River birches (Betula nigra) are a less common or popular tree compared to many others, but that may be more by accident, than real knowledge. Ask most homeowners to describe an oak, maple, or even a hickory, and you will get a fair to good description. They will describe these as deciduous (lose leaves in […]

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Japanese Knotweed http://allaroundthe.house/japanese-knotweed/ http://allaroundthe.house/japanese-knotweed/#comments Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:31:50 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2328

Japanese knotweed’s elegance belies the truth it has become the scourge of home owners. It develops at an astonishing rate, is near-impossible to get rid of and has damaged home value – cleaning countless numbers off residence values. Japanese knotweed, or Fallopia Japonica, was taken to the US from Asia in the mid-19C by German-born […]

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Dandelion http://allaroundthe.house/dandelion/ http://allaroundthe.house/dandelion/#comments Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:29:53 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2318

Dandelion are local to Europe and North America, but the two quite common varieties globally, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, were presented from European countries and now distribute as wild blossoms. Both varieties are edible. The common name dandelion from France dent-de-lion, significance “lion’s tooth” is given to associates of the genus. Like other associates […]

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Poison Oak http://allaroundthe.house/poison-oak/ http://allaroundthe.house/poison-oak/#comments Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:09:09 +0000 http://allaroundthe.house/?p=2299

Commonly known as Pacific poison oak or Western Poison oak, is a woodsy vine or plant in the Anacardiaceae (sumac) family. It is allocated in western Northern America, inhabiting conifer and combined broadleaf forests, grasslands, and chaparral biomes. Optimum blooming only happens in May. Like other members of the Toxicodendron genus, T. diversilobum causes itchiness […]

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