How to grow a lantana plant in your yard

Add color to a xeriscape garden with the bright red, orange or yellow Lantana plant flowers. Known for tolerating drought well, Lantana can be grown in colder climates as annually blossoming plants that thrive well in sunny garden borders and hanging baskets. In warm, humid climates, the plant can be grown naturally outdoors as a woody perennial and can be used to attract butterflies to your garden. Also known as shrub verbena, lantana is best planted when your yard gets at least eight hours of full sunlight each day and the when the soil has warmed up sufficiently in late spring.

 

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5 easy rules that make caring for a Zygopetalum Orchid easy

Most species of the Zygopetalum orchid originate in Brazil though these have adapted to climates in other countries quite well too. These plants are very easy to keep happy and robust, are very easy to grow and bloom with flowers that are quite showy. Here are five easy to follow care instructions for zygopetalum orchids.

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5 best mulches for your garden

Spreading mulch over the soil is a great way to ensure that you don’t have to water your plants often. Mulch acts as a natural insulator for flower and plant beds and also suppresses the growth of weeds and promotes fertility and the structure of the soil. Here are the 5 best mulch materials for your garden.

 

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How to get tasty vegetables soon

Gardening requires a lot of patience and vegetable gardening requires even more so. However, with a little clever planning that can trim your waiting time significantly and have you tasting the most delicious veggies sooner than others.

 

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How to grow the Pansy Orchid at home

The Pansy Orchids are a hybrid plant that is gorgeous in every sense of the word. These flowers are derived from species native to Latin and South American countries though they have been successfully bred to bloom in other parts of the world as well.

 

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5 plants to make your Valentine’s Day even more special

Red roses are a Valentine’s Day staple though a lot of people find themselves heartbroken when their precious V-Day bouquets wither a few weeks down the line and need to be thrown away. A more long lasting option to these floral tributes are plants that can be set as a permanent feature in your beloved’s home. In the Victorian language of plants, each flower bears a specific meaning which means that you can use these to deliver a specific and discreet message to your beloved. Here are the top 5 Valentine’s Day plants for this year.

1. Lavender

 

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Growing a culinary herb garden indoors

Cooking with fresh herbs can change the way you think about food and cooking forever. With their intoxicating scents, great flavor and good looks, fresh herbs have quickly become the plants of choice for indoor placements and kitchen gardens. If you don’t have an outdoor space to devote to a kitchen herb garden, you should seriously consider growing one indoors even if you have the minimum possible space.

 

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How to grow a papaya tree indoors

Papaya is one of the rare fruit bearing tree that can successfully be planted in a pot and kept indoors. These trees are male, female and bisexual which means that they need to be planted as a pair to bear fruit. Alternatively, if you want a single fruit bearing indoor papaya plant, you will need to ensure that it is a bisexual one.

 

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How to create a cacti dish garden

Cacti dish gardens are super attractive and the very low maintenance flora that make excellent plant pets for the lazy. These need minimum care and can survive on very little water which makes them ideal for dry and arid climates. Here are a few tips that can help you create a wonderful cacti dish garden.

 

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10 tips to consider before you build a greenhouse

Building a greenhouse could be one of the most gratifying experiences for anyone with a green thumb. If you have decided to get one for your home, you should keep the following points in mind before throwing your money around.

 

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