How to Flower White Orchid Plants

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Orchids, from the family Orchidaceae, grow in up to 30,000 different species in the wild, in habitats that range from hot and tropical to cool and mountainous. In the home environment, different orchids require slight differences in humidity and temperature, but always need the same type of growing foundation, lighting and maintenance. These requirements are…


How to Prune Jasmine Plants

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Jasmine plants are characterized by small white or yellow flowers; many varieties are intensely fragrant. Jasmines flower in the spring or summer in mild climates. They will grow without pruning but produce more blooms if cut back regularly. Pruning also keeps them from forming dense masses that block air and sunlight. Difficulty: Moderate Instructions Things…


Jasmine Plants in the Summer

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Jasmine plants are shrubs and vines that are typically grown for their small, star-shaped flowers. The foliage on jasmine plants is often evergreen, creating a vibrant burst of color in the garden. Grown in a wide range of sizes and shapes, summer-blooming jasmine are attractive growing over trellises and arbors or used as a specimen…


How to Propagate Jasmine Plants

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Jasmine flowers offer essential oils for cosmetics, fragrances and candles. The soothing scent of the jasmine plant will highlight the garden, as well as bring ambience with its night blooming properties. Propagating this Oriental-born flower is one way to create a new plant without having to fuss over seeds and long wait periods for blooms.…


When Can I Move Hibiscus Plants?

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Gardeners in temperate climate zones outside of the tropics often grow this tropical flowering shrub as an annual or short-lived perennial. Most of the members of the Hibiscus genus are frost tender, although at least one species, the Rose of Sharon Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus), is hardy to United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone…


How to Care for Dianthus Plants

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Dianthus is a colorful perennial bloomer that includes about 300 varieties, including the familiar sweet William, carnation and pinks. Sizes range from petite plants under 6 inches in height to scene-stealing 3-footers. Depending on the variety, foliage may be grayish-green to bright green. Blooms may be bright or pastel, some varieties may be bi-colored or…


Double White Oleander Plants

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Oleanders are flowering shrubs that are popular with landscapers because they require little care. Although oleanders flower in different colors, the white oleander is a popular variety. Oleanders have a reputation for being hardy against heat and drought and grow well near the sea, as they can tolerate salt. Significance While many oleanders bloom in…


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