Gardening

Gardening is a useful and relaxing pastime. Read gardening tips and learn how to plan and care for a variety of gardens.

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Baby blue eyes, aptly named for its tiny, light-blue flowers, makes a nice filler between walkway bricks or stones. It prefers cooler, drier zones. Learn more about growing baby blue eyes.

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Blood Leaf, with its violet-red tint, stuns as a garden border or window sill lining. Learn about when to mist this plant and how to mix it among related varieties in containers.

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Firecracker plant, with red tube-like flowers, needs direct light and at least 6 inches of surrounding space. Start your indoor garden with firecracker plants, which look great spilling out of hanging or boxed planters.

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A good design makes your garden more than just a pretty space. It brings together the inside and outside rooms of your home. Learn how design can be your first step towards a successful garden.

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Lotus vine is also known as parrot's beak because of its feather-like leaves and red, curvy petals. Use its trailing ability for display in or on boxed, suspended, or trellised planters.

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Magic carpet plant, an excellent ground cover, extends along the ground up to 2 feet across and supports spherical flowers above its leaves. Learn why to circle garden shrubs with magic carpet plant.

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Sapphire flower, as its blue or white colors may belie, prefers cool or coastal temperatures. It grows into a bump around 18 inches in height and width. Use the compact variety for a strong border.

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Rock gardens bring mountain-inspired beauty to your backyard. This article will give you all you need to know to plan a rock garden, including advice on planting, building, and caring for rock gardens.

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Garden soil provides nutrients, moisture, and support for the plants in your garden. For a successful garden, the content of your soil must be balanced. Learn all about preparing your garden soil.

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Creeping juniper produces bluish green leaves, turning purple in winter, contrasting nicely against snow. Females sprout tiny, spherical bluish green berries. Learn how to grow this lovely evergreen plant as part of a winter garden.

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Creeping broom is a flowering ground cover that will grow in any soil and produce bright yellow flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using creeping broom.

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Creeping gypsophile, a flowering ground cover great for rock gardens, is also known as creeping baby's breath. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using creeping gypsophile.

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Dwarf false cypress will grow in rocky soil with some moisture and matures slowly. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using dwarf false cypress.

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Hens-and-chicks will grow in rock crevices with seemingly no soil. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using hens-and-chicks.

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Irish moss is a ground cover that will grow in rocky soil and produces small white flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using Irish moss.

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Lewisia is a spectacular flower that's great for rock gardens. It produces big white flowers and does especially well with a lot of moisture. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using lewisia.

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Moss pink will grow in any soil and produces bright colored flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using moss pink.

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Moss campion will grow in rocky soil and produces reddish-purple flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using moss campion.

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Pussytoes will grow in very lean soil and produces small, fuzzy flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using pussytoes.

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Rock jasmine is an alpine flower that is perfect for small crevices and forms small pink flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using rock jasmine.

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Rockfoil will grow in gritty soil and produces small flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using rockfoil.

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Spring heath will bloom throughout the growing season with small pink flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using spring heath.

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Hybrid tea roses are considered by many to be the perfect rose, and are a mainstay of floral shops. Learn how to grow and cultivate this captivating bloom that maximizes your garden.

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Spiderworts are similar to daylilies and dayflowers where each blossom lasts only one day. They produce 3-petaled flowers that open at dawn. Learn about how to use Spiderworts as a house plant in this article.

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Sundrops (evening primrose) have petals that look like molten gold. The stems grow up to two feet high and are topped by clusters of bright yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.

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