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Water Lilies

Water lilies – or Nymphaea, are considered by many to be the jewels of the pond. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also serve an important purpose in the pond, mainly in aiding its ecosystem. Water lilies spread across the water‘s surface, filling it with color and vibrancy all the while keeping the pond and the creatures in

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Get Ahead of Your Garden: Start Seedlings and Creating A Garden Journal.

With a plan, some simple supplies, and the right care, you can get a head start on your spring garden by growing seedlings indoors. Heirloom enthusiasts interested in rare varieties will love the benefits of starting seeds early. Every gardener has particular moments that are his or her absolute favorites of a growing season — moments like receiving a much-anticipated

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The Rose {June Birth Flower}

COMMON NAME: Rose GENUS: Rosa SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: Types of roses: Old-fashioned-includes the older hybrids. Hybrid tea-large blooms. Floribundas-smaller blossoms borne in clusters. Modern shrub-large flowered. Climbers and ramblers-vigorous climbing habit. Miniature-tiny, with semi-double or double flowers. FAMILY:  Rosaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION:  It is difficult to find any flower more beautiful than roses. The grace and elegance of the flower

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Gerber Daisy

COMMON NAME:  Gerber daisy GENUS:  Gerbera SPECIES:  G. jamesonii FAMILY:  Compositae BLOOMS:  late spring-summer TYPE:  perennial DESCRIPTION:  Large, bright, daisylike flowers are borne on strong, 20-to 24-inch stems. Flowers measure 2 to 2 1/2 inches across and can be single or double. Colors include white, yellow, red, and orange. The leaves are attractive, tongue-shaped, and lobed. CULTIVATION:  In southern areas,

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Nasturtium 101

COMMON NAME:  nasturtium GENUS: Tropaeolum SPECIES: T.major; T. minor FAMILY: Tropaeolaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: annual DESCRIPTION:  Very colorful, five-petaled blossoms grow on short or trailing plants. The leaves are round and attractive. Blossom colors include red, pink, and yellow and hues in between. CULTIVATION:  Nasturtiums are very adaptable and can grow in poor soils and under drought conditions. They need

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Nasturtiums

Quick, easy and fun to grow, nasturtiums are suitable for garden edges and beds, climbing trellises, annual ground covers, hanging baskets and containers. Beauty and taste: their leaves, flowers, and seeds are all edible. Nasturtiums belong to the genus Tropaeolum, which includes some 50 annual or perennial plants. Tropaeolum is from the Greek tropaion, “trophy” because the leaves look like

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