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Shade Levels
Friday January 17
Buildings, trees, fences, the time of day, and the time of year influence the amount of light that gets unto your garde,. Light levels are often divided in to four categories for gardening purposes: full sun, partial shade (partial sun,) light shade, and full shade.
Bonsai
Friday January 10
Bonsai is the art of developing miniature versions of larger trees and landscapes.
Enhancing Winter Landscaping
Friday December 13
Bark is one of the most overlooked features of trees and shrubs.
Fragrant Trees and Shrubs
Friday December 06
Fragrance, though usually associated with flowers, is also a potential feature of the leaves, fruits, and even wood of trees and shrubs.
Deer Resistant Plants
Saturday November 30
There may be hope for your landscape after deer damage and decimate your plants. This list is filled with plants that experts agree are bothered less by deer than are many others. Techniques for preventing deer from eating your landscape plants range from installing electrified…

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Kalanchoe
Tuesday January 14
Kalanchoe also written Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë, is a genus of about 125 species of tropical, succulent flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, mainly native to Madagascar and tropical Africa. Kalanchoe was one of the first plants to be sent into space, sent on a resupply to the Soviet Salyut 1 space station in 1971. - Wikipedia
Japanese Red Maple
Tuesday January 07
Acer palmatum has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. The first specimen of the tree reached Britain in 1820.
Live Christmas Trees
Tuesday December 31
A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer, such as a spruce, pine or fir, or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas, hence its name, originating in Northern Europe.
Poinsettia
Tuesday December 17
The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). Indigenous to Central America, it was described as a new species in 1834. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who is credited with introducing the plant to the US in the 1820s.  Wikipedia
Holly
Tuesday December 10
Many of the holly species are widely used as ornamental plants in temperate/European gardens and parks. Moreover, many hundreds of hybrids and cultivars have been developed for garden use, among them the very popular "Highclere holly",and the "blue holly." The cultivar Blue Prince has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Hollies are often used for hedges; the spiny leaves make them difficult to penetrate, and they take well to pruning and shaping.  Wikipedia

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