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How to grow Black-eyed Susan Vine

  While it might be considered somewhat old-fashioned, the brilliant Black-eyed-Susan vine (Thunbergia alata), does have some redeeming features that are worth preserving. This perennial vine originating from the tropical regions of East Africa, will offer a "pretty as a... More

How to arrange a dozen roses

Making a lovely arrangement of garden roses From the dawn of time, roses have symbolized divine perfection. As early as 35 million years ago roses flourished. In fact, roses were in early man's first gardens. Imagine roses in the first garden (the Garden of Eden). What a sight that would have... More

How to grow petunias

Petunias: top of the list, most outstanding annuals. With the advent of spring, every keen gardener starts thinking seriously again about planting out bright and colorful annuals. An old favorite, the trumpet-shaped, beautiful and bountiful petunia, is always an eye-catcher in any spring and... More

How to care for a begonia

Tips for taking care of your begonias Begonias are perennial plants that bloom in tropical climates. The flowers can be pink, red or yellow and the leaves bear distinctive markings. Those who live in a climate that is warm and humid can easily grow begoniasin pots outdoors in their gardens. In... More

How to prune a grape vine

Trimming and tying the grapes as a farmer with a vineyard calls it is actually a pretty simple process. With a few tools and a small amount of time the task can be accomplished. Making sure this happens at the right time of year can pay off in a great harvest which makes it well worth your... More

How to start a community garden

Step 3 Funding and land selection Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In every community there are individuals who will or are able to help support a garden. The local tree service may donate chipped wood for weed control on the paths. The county assemblyman may provide a small donation to buy... More

How to find wild bluebonnet flowers

Locate bluebonnets, the Texas state flower Step 1 Learn history Look on line of information on bluebonnets. Several research centers and Texas A&M University have done studies on the species of flower and where it grows most abundantly. Study the history of bluebonnets, the state flower of... More

How to prune grapevines

Pruning or trimming grapevines is a simple process of cutting off the excess growth with sharp pruners. The basic shape of the vines when you are done should be a T or double T. All of the trimming must be done while the vines are dormant. If you are planting a new vine the pruning is more... More

How to pick and press bluebonnet wildflowers

Have you been told it's illegal to pick Bluebonnets in Texas? Many flower lovers and gardeners who visit in Texas think it is illegal to pick those beautiful Bluebonnets along Texas highways. Gardeners who live in Texas, however, know it is perfectly legal to pick Bluebonnets, the state flower of... More

How to propagate fuschia plants with cuttings

Such an exciting prospect that we're able to make new plants from old. It's why any gardener delights in a gift of cuttings. Fuschias offer lots of color to an ideally partially-shaded position, in frost-free zones. Fuschias have charm, with their long pendulous stems with flowers sometimes in... More