The Care of Peonies in Minnesota

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Although peonies die back to the ground each fall in Minnesota’s climate, the roots stay alive beneath the soil. They flourish again each spring to produce showy pink, red, white or yellow flowers. Even when they’re not blooming, their glossy green leaves provide a background for other flowers in the garden. They can take a…


How to Care for Martha Washington Geraniums

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Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, are vibrant flowers ideal for the indoors, where a temperate climate will maintain the blossoms. Martha Washington geraniums bloom in the summer, revealing pink, red and white blossoms. The geraniums need sunlight and a regular schedule of water and fertilizer to thrive. Difficulty: Moderate Instructions Things You’ll…


How to Care for Zonal Geraniums

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Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) are common garden plants with brightly colored flowers and ornamental leaves. Depending on the variety, geraniums reach up to 36 inches tall. The leaf markings produce a zone of color in the heart of the leaf. The multicolored leaves include bronze, scarlet, cream and yellow colors. The 2- to 3-inch blossoms…


How to Identify and Care for an Aberdeen Tulip

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The Aberdeen Tulip grows from a bulb and is of the liliaceae family. The cultivar is Aberdeen. It will grow in zones 3 to 8 and, under certain conditions, zones 9 and 10. The AHS heat zone has not been defined for this plant. It is a perennial used in landscaping. It thrives in areas…


Information on Taking Care of Pink Tulips

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Pink tulips add a soft, elegant charm to your landscaped yard with their pink satin petals and long green foliage. Also known as the peerless tulip, pink tulips can be planted along a sidewalk border or in the middle of a flower garden as the focal point. Growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 4…


How to Care for White Flowering Dogwood

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If you want a tree in your landscape that will reward you with stunning flowers in spring and beautiful fall foliage, plant a white flowering dogwood. The best time to plant them is in early fall so the tree has time to put out new root growth before winter sets in. If you follow the…


How to Care for Growing Redwood Dogwoods

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For the year-round gardening enthusiast, redwood dogwoods, more commonly referred to as red twig dogwoods, provide showy winter interest during an otherwise bleakly colored season. While this deciduous shrub’s leaves fall during autumn, its stems become vivid to deep red during the colder months, providing a contrasting splash of warm color to your cold season…


Dendrobium Orchid Plant Care

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The dendrobium orchid plant has thick stems that appear like canes and are able to store moisture and food during times of drought. The plants are highly adaptable and have been known to grow in trees or in rocks. The dendrobium orchid includes more than 100 species and is classified into two types, evergreen and…


How to Take Care of Dendrobium Orchids

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This article will provide basic tips for growing and caring for Dendrobium Orchids. These flowers are very beautiful and can be grown both indoors and out. These plants are meant to be in a moderate environment so if you live in an area that gets to hot or cold, you will want to make them…


How to Care for Yellow Nobile Dendrobium

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Those new to the hobby of raising orchids sometimes worry when Nobile Dendrobium plants begin to yellow and lose leaves. However, according to Brent Finke of the Florida West Coast Orchid Society, yellowing only indicates the onset of the plant’s dormant period. This particular variety of orchid is deciduous. The yellowing and falling of leaves…


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