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How To Grow Blueberries

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How To Grow Blueberries 

There is a trend that keeps on rising and it's growing your own produce in your backyard. People feel a sense of confidence knowing that they produce their own fruits. Growing blueberries fit in with organic gardening due to the seldom use of pesticides to control bugs. Blueberries are a popular choice in home gardening, as long as you know how to grow them. Blueberries grow in zones ranging from three to ten. These plants have bright green leaves and little white flowers in the spring season then turn a reddish-orange color in the fall.

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Tags: Plants, General, Shrubs

Heuchera-Review

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Heuchera "Coral Bells"-Review

   Heuchera, commonly known as “Coral Bells”, are a wonderful accent perennial plant.  These various colored plants complement any landscape or garden.  Coral bells can range from a bright, almost neon yellow-green, to an almost black maroon color.  Heuchera are very easy to grow, and maintenance on these plants is also very minimal.  One of Heuchera’s biggest benefits is that it is one of few perennials that are evergreen.

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Tags: Plants, General, Perennials

Best Hydrangeas For Full Sun Locations-Review

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Hydrangeas For Full Sun Locations

When a person thinks of where to place hydrangeas in a landscape, they tend to think of a shady or part shade location. Well now we have a solution if you want to grow beautiful hydrangeas in full sun, with panicle hydrangeas. Panicle hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata) grow best in full sun to light shade. Panicle hydrangeas grow from three feet to ten feet tall, but it depends on what variety you choose. These hydrangeas are extremely cold hardy with planting zones ranging from zones three to eight. They grow in moist, but well drained soil and bloom on new wood. The flowers will bloom in a conical shape that adds a different look to a landscape or garden. Here is a description of some popular varieties of panicle hydrangeas.

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Tags: Plants, Branded Plants, Shrubs

Best Uses Of Junipers In The Landscape

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Uses of Junipers in the Landscape

What do you think when someone mentions junipers? At first you might tend to have negative thoughts, but junipers deserve their spot in landscapes, due to their different shapes and sizes. Junipers have numerous uses in landscapes, like groundcover, hedges, windbreaks, topiaries, and foundation plantings. Junipers are evergreen and part of the conifer family, but produce berries instead of cones. Junipers are heat and drought tolerant once established, and tolerate poor soil conditions. Junipers perform best in full sun, but can tolerate shade. Also, junipers do not like wet locations and prefer well-drained soil. Depending on the species, juniper planting zones range from two to nine.

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Tags: Plants, General, Evergreens, Trees, Shrubs