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Fuchsia

(pronounced: fyoo-shuh) Named after Leonhard Fuch, German botanist. Origin: Mexico, Argentina and Chile (Also known as:  Lady's eardrop) Family: Onagraceae Flower Type: Showy drooping, shows pistols and stamens. Habit:...

Anemone (Anemone Pulsatilla)

(pronounced: a nay moh' nay) Greek : anemōnē means "daughter of the wind" (Also known as:  Easter flower, Dane's Blood, Pasque Flower, Windflower, Prairie Smoke, Wild...

The Ancient History of Rose Plants – Floribunda, Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea and Polyantha Roses – Part 1

The history of roses begins long before one would imagine. Roses were here long before the first human beings set eyes on them, fell...

Exploring the History of Sunflowers

Sunflowers have been cultivated and harvested by many cultures for at least 4,500 years. They've been used for a variety of purposes that range...

Storage Tips for Sunflowers

The manner in which you store your sunflowers can play an important role in the preservation of your seeds (as well as the ease...

Full Sun Perennial Plants

Full sun perennial plants are excellent for areas that receive an average sunlight of 6-7 hours on a daily basis. These plants are specific...

Planting an Organic Cut Flower Garden

Most of the time we plant gardens just to look at them. We go to the nursery and find little 6 packs of garden...

Growing Roses with Liquid Worm Castings (Worm Tea)

"...in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose." ("The Rose"...

Oriental Poppy Seeds – Germinating and Caring For Oriental Poppies (Papaver Orientale)

Producing the best from your Oriental poppies Poppies are a vibrant part of many gardens, and for some of the most incredible plants of the...

A Chocolate Lovers Garden

For those who crave chocolate and can't get enough can now savor the sweetness without gaining a pound or feeling guilty. Plant a chocolate...

Popularity of Container Gardening Blooms

Container gardening is more popular than ever. According to research conducted by Dynamic Design, the average household today has 4.2 planters. And why not?...

Cut Flowers – Tips and Tricks to Help Them Last Longer

How to make cut flowers last longer. Rose The roses are charming, but very sophisticated and pretentious flowers too. Here are some tricks to prolong the...

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