How to Grow Angel Trumpet Plants

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Angel trumpet plants are fairly easy to grow, and can be started easily from seed in the spring. They grow quickly and can be trained to take different shapes, but are most commonly trimmed into a tree shape. A tree shape gives plenty of space for blooms and encourages the plant to create lots of…


How to Grow Your Own African Violets From Violet Leaves

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African violets have long been a household favourite. With proper care, they will bloom almost continuously. Here is an easy way to grow more. Difficulty: Easy Instructions things you’ll need: a healthy plant, your own or a friends a small pot of seed mix a few small stakes a sheet of plastic wrap rooting powder…


How to Grow Beautiful African Violets

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African violets come in shades of white to deep purple with a variety of simple petals to elegant, ruffled ones. It doesn’t matter which variety of violet chosen the needs are the same. Be warned: Taking care of violets can become an obsession, but a good one as they give back much more than they…


How to Grow a Healthy African Violet

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African Violets are so beautiful, but can be very difficult to keep healthy. I have had many African Violets over the years. I was lucky if I could keep them alive for a period of two weeks or less. Then my Aunt told me her secret on how she has kept her thirty plus African…


How to Grow Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)

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Butterfly weed is a North American native wildflower that blooms in shades of yellow, red and orange. Difficulty: Easy Instructions things you’ll need: Bypass Pruners Fertilizers Garden Hoses Garden Trowels Mulch Plants Plants Choosing Butterfly Weed Look for plants at nurseries in late spring through summer, and into fall in warmer climates. Buy plants in…


How to Grow Hoya Plants

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The dark green leaves and clusters of small flowers with bright centers that hoya plants produce form a striking combination. Propagation is a simple process, and once the plants are established, they continue to produce flowers for years, though it may take several years before the first blooms form. The plant can be grown indoors…


How to Grow Purple Salvia

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Purple salvia (Salvia dorrii) is a small evergreen shrub that thrives in dry, poor soil. Purple salvia, also known as purple sage or desert sage, thrives on neglect and requires very little water. In return, the plant, which grows to 3 feet tall, will grace the landscape with gray-green foliage that forms an ideal contrast…


How to Grow Black Eyed Susan

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The black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is a favorite flower in the garden. A perennial of the daisy family that grows to 3 feet and blooms in summer (typically from July through August), it has a distinctive brown cone and florets in shades of deep orange-gold. It is a non-competitive companion flower for marigolds and makes…


How to Grow Black Eyed Susan Vines

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Black-eyed Susan vines add bright colors to your garden. The vines need to be started indoors, and will need to be kept at a temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The black-eyed Susan prefers well-drained soil, and sunny areas with slight shade. The vines will grow taller than 6 feet and will spread, covering large areas…


How to Grow Birds Of Paradise

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Birds of Paradise are some of the most exotic looking and vivid flowers. They look something like an exotic bird with their odd shape and bright orange and purple blooms. They are a great addition for decoration to a room! Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions Make sure you keep the soil moist, especially in the spring…


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