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Desert Garden Ideas

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The cactus is a common plant in a desert garden.cactus image by olihaut from Fotolia.comDesert gardens receive lots of sun and heat, especially during the summer. Although the soil tends to have a low acid level, which affects the amount of plants that can be planted there, many colorful...

The Germination Time of Hollyhock

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For a striking addition to an informal cottage garden, consider planting hollyhocks. Since hollyhocks can grow 6 to 9 feet tall, they add height and dimension to your garden landscape. The flowers range from white to pink to a deep purple that's nearly black. Hollyhock plants can be difficult to fin

How to Grow Dusty Miller Plants

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Although dusty miller grows small, yellow flowers, most landscapers use this plant for its fuzzy, lacy, silvery foliage. Dusty miller is prized not only for its distinctive color and texture, but also because it is easy to grow, is drought tolerant and thrives in full sun. With its low, mounding hab

How to Seal a 5-Acre Pond

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A large, leaky pond can cause problems beyond the borders of the pond, including creating swampy areas surrounding the pond, soft ground, as well as mosquitoes or other unwanted pests. There are several methods you can use to stop a pond from leaking. One natural and effective barrier to leaks is be

Bonsai Tree Presentation

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Presentation is a very important consideration when growing a bonsai tree. While the actual design of the bonsai is a matter of the grower's artistic inputs, there are some basic guidelines that are intrinsic to remaining faithful to the traditions of growing a Bonsai tree. These guide lines ar

Hyacinths in a Container Garden

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By now hyacinths are in flower, too. Many beautiful shades such as pink, blue, amethyst, yellow and white, are available, and all the colors seem to have their equivalent or contrast in primroses, with which they associate so well. Strong on impact and perfume, hyacinths also associate beautifully w

How to Freeze Chocolates

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While for some, there's no such thing as too much chocolate, for others too much will only go to waste. If your Halloween haul was bigger than you expected or you happened across a sale you simply couldn't pass up, you may end up you with more chocolates than you can eat before they go bad. Freezing