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Easy tips for planting and growing chrysanthemums, a perennial favorite in many gardens. Easy tips for planting and growing chrysanthemums, a perennial favorite in many gardens.

How to Plant Chrysanthemums   Although there are over one hundred varieties of chrysanthemum, they may be the easiest perennial to grow.   Due to the large variety, it is possible to find any combination of color, height, flower size, and time of bloom that you desire.   Although chrysanthemums may be the easiest perennial…

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Expert tips for growing and caring for wisteria vines. Wisteria grown from seed can take up to 10 years to bloom! Expert tips for growing and caring for wisteria vines. Wisteria grown from seed can take up to 10 years to bloom!

Growing Wisteria Vines   Growing up I thought lilacs were the most fragrant spring flowers. It wasn’t until I moved into our current home that I was introduced to the fragrant wisteria vine, now another spring favorite!   My wisteria vine is now in full bloom, and almost nothing can compare to its large, fragrant…

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Ornamental cabbages are one of the last spots of fresh color in the landscape in late autumn. Although they are edible, they are grown for their colorful leaves. They come in shades of red, purple, pink, and cream or white, with ruffled foliage that is much fancier than regular cabbage. Ornamental cabbages share the same…

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How to plant, grow, and care for peonies, a perennial flower used in floral arrangements. A favorite cut flower for flower arrangements. How to plant, grow, and care for peonies, a perennial flower used in floral arrangements. A favorite cut flower for flower arrangements.

Peonies are my favorite flowering perennial; just one step above roses for cut flowers. They are very easy to grow and once established can tolerate long periods without rain. Additionally, unlike many other flower varieties they are quite disease resistant.   Peonies were one of the first perennials to populate American gardens because of their…

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