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Everything you need about coastal design ideas

It’s also not the same as Mediterranean, or tropical. In the simplest definition, coastal is close to the shore. Using natural light, soft tones and a clean aesthetic, it’s meant to evoke the windiness of the beach. Basically, it feels like summer all year round inside your house. “A coastal …

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How to grow Passiflora from cuttings

Passiflora is a striking tropical vine that is easy to grow. This popular houseplant or garden vine is also easy to propagate. Passionflower propagation can be achieved by seed or stem cuttings in spring, or by layering in late summer. Propagating Passion Flower Seeds Passion flower seeds germinate best when …

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Inspiring container gardening ideas

To see your cluster of houseplants as a sculpture, imagine if they were all attached, would the design still work or would it seem awkward? Although all plants and plantings may vary, they should generally flow into a cohesive form when arranged together. If you have a cluster of potted …

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How to grow and care amazing dahlias

Dahlias require a fertile, moist but well-drained soil, and a sunny, sheltered spot. The taller varieties need staking. In autumn, dig up the tubers and overwinter them in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or a shed. Bring them back into growth in early April, then plant out in …

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Add charm to your garden with black flowers

There’s no doubt about it – black flowers add a touch of dramatic intensity to any landscape. They add a new meaning to the phrase ‘black goes with anything’. Truly black blooms are rare, and most flowers marketed as black are actually deep red, blue, or purple. While the deepest …

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How to grow inspiring amaryllis flowers from bulbs

From spidery cybisters to 75 cm tall giants, all amaryllis have the same requirements. They are best suited to a rich, very well-drained growing medium, in a warm, bright location. Provide this by incorporating gravel or sand and leaf mold or well-rotted manure into multi-purpose compost. Amaryllis take six to …

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Add elegance to your garden with flowers under trees

Preparing the website If there is grass under the tree, remove it manually so it doesn’t just grow up through your newly established planting area. Removing it manually is the only way to effectively do this as using chemical herbicide or using a suffocation or solarization method poses danger to …

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How to grow Colorful Lily of the valley from seed

Lily of the valley blooms are bell-shaped and appear as a cluster on one side of a leafless stem and last about three weeks. The leaves are located at the base of the plant. The delicate white or soft pink flowers are very fragrant. Lily of the valley is a …

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How to grow colorful daffodils from bulbs

Pests/diseases: Few if any pests bother daffodils. The bulbs and foliage are toxic to most insects and animals, including deer and voles. If you see vertical streaks in the daffodil leaves, dig up the bulb and put it in the trash because it may be infected with a virus. Watch …

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