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Visit a lovely Winter peony garden in Tokyo, Japan Located in Central Tokyo, the Ueno Park is a very large public park including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum for Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Science Museum. It is also home to the Ueno

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Winter outdoor decor
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What is it all about? Seven ways to transition your decor from the Christmas extravaganza to a Winter vibe. 1- Go simpler While removing the Holiday decor, it may be good to simplify the spaces. Fewer accessories, a cleaner, more organized plate to start the year. Voir cette publication sur

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Christmas view of the sunroom
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‘Tis the season … as natural as possible Nine ways to add natural touches to seasonal home decor for Christmas. 1- Go green in arrangements If you have access to evergreens and conifers, clip a few branches to display in a pretty bowl. A kenzan at the bottom may help

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9 steps for digging dahlia tubers and storing them through the Winter Dahlias are not perennial where I live in Southern Quebec which is USDA plant hardiness zone 5. If your climate is zone 7 or warmer, you may consider leaving them in the soil. For me, it is either

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Early Fall is the best time to change the location of your Spring-flowering herbaceous peony plant, divide an out-of-grown plant or rejuvenate an old specimen Follow these 6 steps to move a small to medium-size healthy herbaceous peony plant at least 4 weeks before the ground freezes: Prepare the new

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Peony blooms
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8 questions that will help you find the cause (and solution) for the lack of blooms on your herbaceous peony Is the plant too young? It may take up to 3 years for a plant to mature and produce blooms. Solution: Be patient. Is your plant in the right location?

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Peonies
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Know the 3 categories of peonies: Herbaceous (or garden) peonies, the most common type found in borders. Their leaves generally die to the ground during the Winter and the plant survives thanks to its root system and the buds (or “eyes”) at the surface level from a plateau (called the

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Dahlias
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Here are the most frequent questions I’ve been asked about dahlias on Instagram How and when do you start and plant your dahlias? I live near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which is USDA hardiness zone 5 [to know your hardiness zones in the United States, click here]. In mid-April, I start

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My house in the Fall
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6 simple and low-budget ways to add Fall touches to your home. It’s all about colors and coziness Nothing says more Fall than warm and earth-tone colors. A throw or a large plaid scarf strategically displayed will evoke right away that cooler nights and mornings are asking for knits and

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Hydrangea in a crock
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Interested in having hydrangeas year-round to embellish your home? Follow these 5 simple steps for better vase life: Voir cette publication sur Instagram Une publication partagée par Céline | Country Home & Blooms (@celinephenix) le 15 Sept. 2019 à 5 :29 PDT Follow these 7 simple steps for drying: Voir

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Bienvenue! I am Céline. For the last 3 years, you may have known me as @celinephenix on Instagram and now as @countryhomeandblooms. My daily posts have been a fantastic way for me to share inspiring pictures of my seasonal decor, flowers and gardens. As much as I love Instagram as

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