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How to Plant a Succulent Container Garden

Succulents are most commonly identified with extremely hot, dry climates. Fleshy leaves enable the plants to preserve water and survive and thrive in these conditions. These same characteristics also make succulents perfect for interesting and attractive container gardens no matter what the climate. In colder climates containers can be brought in…
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What to Look for when Buying a Tree

Although the process of growing and caring for a tree is generally challenging and even difficult at times, sometimes one of the hardest parts is choosing which kind you want. You have to choose between the many sizes, fruit, and other attributes. The different sizes include: dwarf, semi-dwarf, and standard. Your choice can affect everything about…
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Best Landscape Trees

While I have no intention of getting into any long drawn out discourse on the value of trees in every landscape, I must say that I am surprised to see so many landscapes, even on new home sites that are practically naked so far as trees are concerned, even after landscaping has been completed. Like all other plants used in the plan, they must be…
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Best Herbs for Shade

Give those impatiens a rest. Herbs are just the thing for partially shaded spots in the landscape. It's true that most herbs are sun-loving plants. Yet over fifty per cent of the ten most popular culinary herbs do well in the shade. Let herbs bring interesting textures and colors to those shady spots. Even when they aren't in bloom…
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