Eucomis inflorescence
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Eucomis comosa, also known as the pineapple lily or the pineapple flower, is a stunning plant native to Southern Africa with a tropical flair. The common name of Eucomis comosa comes from the resemblance of its floral stem during development to a pineapple when it is in bloom. The pineapple

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Zinnias and sunflowers
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To demonstrate the importance of the vase in which I place a floral arrangement, I crafted a zinnia and sunflower arrangement and showcased it in three different containers. The vibe or mood that can be created with a container for a floral arrangement largely depends on the characteristics of the

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Amaranrg Red Fountain
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The rope-like tassels in coral, lime-green, bronze, and red of cascading amaranths sure make a statement in my arrangements. Receiving numerous inquiries whenever I showcase them in my Instagram posts, I’ve made the decision to write a dedicated blog post about them, from growing to harvesting and styling them. When

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Garden view in the peony garden.
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Follow these 12 steps for creating a plant border with harmonious contour. Designing the shape of a plant border can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you want to create a natural and flowing look. One easy way to do this is to use a garden hose to

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Lilium Hotel California AOA
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Oriental x Asiatic lily hybrids, often referred to as OA lilies, are a type of hybrid lilies that result from crossing two distinct lily species: Lilium auratum (oriental lilies) and Lilium species in the asiatic lilies’ botanical division. These hybrids combine the desirable traits of both parent species, creating lilies

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Some ornamental species , such as bishop’s goutweed, creeping bellflower and butterbur, are invasive and can quickly overtake a garden, causing ecological damage and posing a threat to native species. Gardening is a popular hobby enjoyed by many people worldwide, and it is no wonder why. The beauty of a

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Alchemilla mollis, lady's mantle
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Lady’s mantle, Alchemilla mollis, is an appealing ornamental perennial in my shade borders, especially after rainfall, when the leaves retain droplets of water. Cultivating lady’s mantle as a perennial offers the joy of its long-lasting presence and the convenience of a plant that comes back year after year. Its delicate,

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Understanding the risks and precautions for cat owners and lily lovers. Most lilies are toxic to cats. Ingesting any part of the lily plant, including the leaves, flowers, stems, and bulbs, can be extremely dangerous to cats and can lead to acute kidney failure, which can be fatal if not

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Pile of persian rugs
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10 tips for choosing the perfect vintage Persian rug for your home. Persian rugs are known for their exquisite beauty and intricate designs that have captivated people’s hearts for centuries. They have been a part of Persian culture for over 2,500 years and continue to be a popular choice for

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Peony Hillary - Itoh
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“I really love peonies, but I don’t like it when the flowers are too heavy and the plant droops…”. This is a common comment I get when I tell friends that I am passionate about peonies. My answer to them? There are certain types of peonies that are known for

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Iris flowers
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The bearded iris or Iris germanica, also known as the German iris, is a popular and stunning perennial plant that is commonly found in gardens throughout the world. Known for their beautiful and vibrant flowers, cultivars of this iris species are well-known among gardeners and landscape designers alike. In this

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A GORGEOUS, LOW-MAINTENANCE PLANT TO ADD TO YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN, CONSIDER THE SIBERIAN IRIS. These striking flowers of Iris sibirica are native to Europe and Asia, and have been cultivated for centuries for their beauty and resilience. Appearance Siberian irises are known for their showy blooms,

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View of a peony border in bloom
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Peonies are a beautiful addition to any garden, but the heavy blooms of some varieties often require staking to keep them from flopping over. When it comes to staking, some peony varieties require support to keep their large, heavy flowers upright, while others have stronger stems and can stand on

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Double-flowered tulips
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Peony tulips, also known as double-flowered tulips or peony-flowered tulips, are a special category of tulips that resemble peonies in their appearance. Peony tulips have their own unique beauty and characteristics, and they don’t necessarily strive to be peonies! These tulips are highly sought after for their unique and striking

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Daffodils and orange tulips
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Narcissus, commonly known as daffodils, are one of the most popular spring-blooming bulbs. With their cheerful yellow, white, and orange blooms, these flowers are a favorite among gardeners and floral enthusiasts alike. Did you say daffodil or narcissus? Daffodils and narcissi are often used interchangeably to refer to the same

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