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Gertrude Jekyll: The Life and Works of an Artist, Gardener, and Craftswoman

When you read about gardening principles and English garden designs, you will come across many articles or references discussing Gertrude Jekyll. A lot is written about her influence on the landscaping industry since the late 18th century and there are quite a number of publications that she herself, wrote. Garden enthusiasts and professional horticulturists alike …

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100 Different Types of Lilies: Plants and Flowers

Lilies are members of the genus Lilium, a group that belongs to the family Liliaceae. Originating in sub-tropical and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and prized as flowering ornamentals, lilies rank among the earliest cultivated plants. Over the centuries, lilies have become engrained in everyday culture including art, literary texts, medicinal uses, food sources …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Daffodils: Everything You Need To Know

One can never really go wrong with daffodils or Narcissus spp. Renowned for their beautiful bright yellow or white blooms, this flowering perennial is one of the first plants to bring colors in gardens and often indicates the onset of springtime. Daffodils are popular seasonal flowers, but do you know how to grow one properly? …

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Purple Coneflowers: Different Types, Plant Varieties and Facts

Have you ever wondered about putting together a garden full of blooms that attract bees and butterflies? The Asteraceae or sunflower family has a lot of attractive flowers to offer, but one that probably stands out the most is the purple coneflowers.  Purple coneflower, which is recognized scientifically as Echinacea purpurea, is a perennial flowering …

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Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta): All You Need to Know

With their vivid golden yellow, daisy-like blooms, the black-eyed Susan plants (Rudbeckia hirta) will surely add a splash of colors in your garden. Black-eyed Susan is one of the most sought-after short-lived perennial flowers grown today. Though sometimes considered an abundant wildflower or grown as annuals or biennials, these plants are a favorite of many …

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