How to Plant Pink Coneflowers

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Pink coneflower, or Echinacea pallida, is a flowering herbaceous plant that originates from the south-central United States. It can grow to 3 feet tall and produces flowers that are usually pink, but can range from nearly white to rose in color. Pink coneflower is cold hardy and the mature plants can grow outside as a…


How to Plant Clematis in Autumn

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Clematis can be grown as either a ground cover or a vine. If a vine is what you want, determine the type of support system you will provide and install it before planting. Clematis clings to the support with small petioles, so a wire-type support is preferred. Although spring is the ideal time to plant…


How to Plant Clematis on a Fence

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Some people refer to it as Old Man’s Beard or Traveler’s Joy, however, this member of the Ranunculaceae genus is best known as clematis. Choose clematis plants from all three cultivar groups to enjoy the color of flowers from spring to fall and the visual texture of vines and seed heads throughout the year. Clematis…


The Best Places to Plant Calla Lilies

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Calla lilies grow from a tender rhizome, which is a swollen root section that provides nutrients and energy to the plants. The rhizomes require replanting each spring since they cannot tolerate winter freezing. Choosing the optimum planting location helps ensure your callas produce their elegant, lily-like flowers. Sunny Beds Callas grow well in full-sun beds…


Building begins on rice processing plant

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The An Giang Agricultural Product Protection JSC yesterday broke ground for a rice processing plant with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes in the Mekong delta province of An Giang. The 8.2-ha Thoai Son processing plant in the district of the same name will also have a drying facility with a capacity of 500 tonnes…


How to Plant Crocosmia Lucifer

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Crocosmia Lucifer is a perennial evergreen deciduous flowering plant from the Iris family that grows from a bulb. Crocosmia blooms in July and August with fiery red, flame orange, apricot and yellow hues growing up to 6 feet in height. An excellent cut flower, it is also used as a specimen plant and planted en…


Columbine Plant Facts

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Its distinctively shaped flowers earned columbine its name, from the Latin word "columba," for "dove." They are native or have become naturalized in many parts of North and Central America and Europe, with dozens of cultivars thriving in addition to the native wildflower varieties. In fact, there are some 80 species of genius Aquilegia, along…


How to Plant California Poppy Seeds

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The California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica, grows hardily throughout the west and southwest of the United States. Gardeners prize the California Poppy for its brightly-colored, cup-shaped blooms and drought tolerance. Named California’s state flower in 1890, the California Poppy remains technically illegal to pick in this state while in bloom. The small seeds fly easily in…


When to Plant California Poppies?

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Maybe it’s no surprise that the state flower of California is the sun-loving California poppy. However, it may be a surprise to know that this cheerful plant grows across most of the United States and Canada. While the original plant was available only in orange, it now can be found in many colors, including reds…


How to Transplant an Asian Bleeding Heart Plant

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For best results, you should transplant an Asian bleeding heart plant in early autumn, after the hottest days of summer have passed. The bleeding heart is a perennial shade plant but can tolerate partial sun as long as it does not get too hot. Relocate the plant under tree canopies or on the shaded side…


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