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How to Grow Mangoes from Seed

Each time I eat a sweet and juicy mango I’ve always wondered if I can grow a mango tree from a seed. I know that mangoes are tropical fruit, but here in the U.S. if you live in planting zones 10b to 11, you can grow them. So one day in May I finally tried it. I happened to live…

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Reuse Salad Containers to Grow Seeds

If you like starting seeds in modules or small containers, here is another great way to do it.  After I’ve collected salad containers from the grocery store, I thought why not reuse them to start growing seeds.  What I love about it is they’re free and some of them already have holes for drainage. If they don’t, it’s just so…

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7 Gorgeous White Flowers for Easter

One of the better ways to celebrate Easter is with gorgeous white flowers. I love  decorating and gifting with white flowers for Easter because to me they symbolize purity and holiness. Additionally, white flowers are simple and timeless.  Here are some of my favorite white flowers for Easter…… 1. EASTER LILY Also known as trumpet lily for its large fragrant…

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How to Divide Daylilies

This year I promised myself I will divide daylilies (Hemerocallis) because they got overcrowded in the garden.  Also I have bare spots in the yard that can use new plantings.  So I said it’s time to do it and I’m sharing with you an easy way how.  Just remember, the best time to divide daylilies is in fall or late…

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How to Grow Amazing Calendula

One of my favorite plants to grow is the amazing calendula. I didn’t know much about it before except for they are also known as “pot marigold”.  While I was browsing  online two years ago, I saw the seeds for sale.  Anything that says “easy to grow” I’m interested.  Additionally, the photos of the beautiful flowers attracted me.  So I…

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How to Grow Paperwhites (Narcissus)

If you love bulbs with fragrant and beautiful flowers, then you can grow Paperwhites.  Narcissus Paperwhites are perennial bulbs that belong to the daffodil family.  Small flowers come in white, yellow or orange. What I love about them is that they bloom in the winter, just when most everything sleeps in the garden. Growing paper whites is not that hard…

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10 Must Have Stunning Plants for Fall Color

If you want a pop of color in the garden this season, plant these stunning plants for fall. Not only do they have attractive flowers, their foliage provide texture and color as well. 1. Kangaroo Paw(Anigozanthos) A native to Australia, this drought tolerant low maintenance plant has elegant tall flowers.  Blooms show up in spring, summer and fall. Plant in…

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Make a Spooky Halloween Wreath from Garden Cuttings

Reusing plant cuttings is a great fun idea in making a spooky Halloween wreath.  After pruning and deadheading plants this weekend I gathered a lot of them to use in this project. Growing along the back fence is my beautiful white star jasmine vine that needed a nice trim. The branches are thin and flexible, which is  perfect to bend…

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Top 7 Gardening Tips for End of Summer

As summer season is winding down, here are some helpful gardening tips that I do in the yard.  These gardening chores will save you a lot of time and work in the fall and winter.  Doing these things will also help maintain a healthy and beautiful garden. Deadhead all spent flowers – Flowers that bloom in spring and summer will have…

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