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    How to grow sweet potatoes in containers

    There are 2 general forms of sweet potatoes, vegetable varieties which are bred for their edible roots and the varieties that are bred for their ornamental trailing vines. Actually both of them belong to the Ipomoea batata species, a tender perennial that are normally grown as an annual. The...
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    How to Grow Lophospermum Plants

    Lophospermum also known as creeping gloxinia is a relative of foxglove. The plant is commonly referred to as creeping gloxinia and is not related to gloxinia plants. The Creeping gloxinia has been placed in numerous genera and finally landed in Lophospermum. The creeping gloxinia is actually a...
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    How to Grow Lotus Vine Plants

    The Lotus vine scientific name is Lotus berthelotii and is also known as parrot’s beak. The plant is actually an excellent summer container filler and is also adaptive as a trailing or border plant. The Lotus vine plant can be used as a summer annual in the warmer regions of the United States...
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    Propagating Lupins from Seed

    Lupine is scientifically called lupinus and is actually a perennial flowering plant and is a member of the pea family. Lupine is a fast-growing summer bloomers that come in a variety of colors and shapes, though most of the more familiar lupine bloom on tall spikes. The Lupine plants really...
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    How to grow Musk Mallow from seed

    The musk mallow plant is actually a close cousin to the old-fashioned hollyhock; the plant is an upright perennial plant with fuzzy, palm-shaped leaves. A rosy-pink, five-petaled blooms decorate the musk mallow plant from early summer through autumn. The musk mallow plant is also known as...
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    How to grow rosemary from seed

    Rosemary plant can be easily grown from seed. This herb is really a wonderful herb that is popular as both a garden herb and a culinary favorite. It’s really unfortunately for those who live in the cooler zones (zone six and lower), the herb is not winter hardy so it has to be treated as an...
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    How to Grow mandrake Plants

    Mandrake plant has some interesting and potentially scary properties. There are different ways to grow Mandrake plants, they can be grown from roots or offsets and they can also be started from seed. Growing mandrake plant from seed can be a little tricky unless you know some important tips. To...
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    How to Grow and Care for Calendula Flowers

    The botanical name of Calendula is Calendula officinalis and is actually a short-lived perennial in warmer climates. However in cooler climate zones the plant is usually grown as an annual flower in garden beds and containers. Calendula is also commonly known as pot marigold, although is...
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    How To grow Marsh Marigold Plants

    The Marsh marigold scientific name is Caltha palustris and is also known as caltha cowslip. Marsh marigold belongs to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Actually the marsh marigold has no petals. Rather, each cluster of flowers is made of 5 to 9 sepals, which resemble petals, surrounding many...
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    How to grow tomatillos in containers

    Growing tomatillos in containers is very easy if you actually have sun, good potting soil, and an extra large pot. Without been told tomatillos are not only tasty and make fabulous salsa, they are also beautiful and exotic looking. The flowers of the plant are pretty yellow, and when the...
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    How to Grow Marshmallow Plant

    This plant known as marshmallow plant is actually a beautiful flowering plant that gives its name to the dessert, not the other way around. The marshmallow plant is native to Western Europe and North Africa, the botanical name of the plant is Althaea officinalis and the plant has had an...
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    How to grow strawberries in pots

    There are different types of strawberries and any of them can produce fruits when grown in containers. The June-bearing variety of strawberries will give you one main crop in the early summer for the duration of two-week period. But the Day-Neutral/Everbearing strawberries offer a longer season...
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    How to Grow Matilija Poppy Plants

    The Matilija poppy is called egg poppy and the botanical name is Romneya coulteri. The flowers are about six to eight inches across with 5 to 6 petals. The petals are wide and they are pure white and they are made of delicate crepe paper. Also the stamens in the center form a perfect circle of...
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    How To Grow And Care For Calamint

    The Calamint plants are native to Africa, Asia, and other parts of Europe. This aromatic herb is a delicate and petite perennial flower suitable to USDA hardiness zones five through seven. There are about 8 different species of calamint and all of them belong to the Lamiaceae family and they...
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    How To Grow And Care For Meadowfoam Plants

    Most home gardeners actually love choosing annual flowering plants to attract pollinators. A lot of gardeners are able to cultivate a healthier green ecosystem by encouraging beneficial insects in their growing space. A lot of native wildflower varieties have seen a surge in popularity in recent...
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    How to grow tomatoes from seeds indoors

    Growing tomatoes from seed indoors is not that hard to start. Normally the time to start your tomatoes seeds is about six to eight weeks before the last expected spring frost date in your area, plant the tomatoes seedlings outdoors about two weeks after that date. Another way to figure is to...
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    How To Grow And Care For Melampodium Plant

    The Melampodium plant also known as butter daisy, blackfoot is a genus of flowers whose sunny yellow flowers bring a smile to the most confirmed curmudgeon’s face. The plant is actually known for its constant display of beautiful yellow flowers. Actually the genus supports over forty varieties...
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    How to grow tangerines From seeds

    The botanical name of tangerine is Citrus reticulate, known for is deep green foliage. Tangerine is actually an attractive tree that grows well indoors in cool climates and also outdoors in USDA hardiness zones eight through eleven. Actually growing a tangerine tree from seed is really an...
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    How to Grow Mentzelia Plant

    The mentzelia plant also known as mentzelia blazing star is a showy annual with fragrant, star-shaped blooms that open in the evening. The mentzelia plant has satiny, sweet-smelling flowers that bloom profusely from mid spring to early autumn. To read more visit...
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    Tips On How To Grow Salad Burnet

    The Salad Burnet common names are Garden Burnet, Small Burnet or burnet. Salad Burnet is actually a perennial herb of the Rosaceae or Rose family. The plant edible leaves have a slight cucumber like flavor and it can also be used in any kind of salad or as a nice addition to cold drinks. To...


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