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Green Giant Arborvita

Green Giant Arborvita

Green Giant Arborvita – Arborvitaes are a slow growing plant variety (generally less than 12 inches per year of new growth) .The Arborvitaes are hybrids so they are propagated by cuttings as they will not come back true from seed. One of the Arborvitae, the Green Giant, the Western Redcedar Tree, or botanically, the Thuja Plicata, is the favorite. Here is why:

The hardiness zone the Green Giant Arborvita tolerates is from zone 5 to zone 8. That’s where extreme cold temperatures get down to a temperate level of about 15 or 20 degrees in the winter (Zone 8), but also as low as a frigid level of 15 or 20 degrees below zero (zone 5).

Lotus Flowers For Your Garden Pond

Lotus Flowers For Your Garden Pond

Lotus Flowers For Your Garden Pond – A lotus flowers can be successfully grown in ‘tubs’ in or around your pond. Large containers will work as well. Just be sure to keep them wet, and by wet the professionals mean very wet. Usually there should be at least two inches of water above the ground soil in which you plant your lotus flowers. They love the soil, however they are very thirsty plants, which is why the garden pond conditions  may be perfect.

How To Grow Lilies?

How To Grow Lilies?

How To Grow Lilies? – Lilies are both beautiful and easy to grow. As long as you provide them with good soil and enough sun, they will reward you for years, producing larger clumps and more flowers every season. It is not too late to plant some of the summer-flowering lilies and you will be happy you did when they start blooming in August.


There are three quite distinct classes of flowering lilies. They are divided according to color range, period of bloom, hardiness, and orientation of the flowers. The different classes can be combined in the same bed, but it is a good idea to know what you have in order to do this effectively.

Get Some Interesting Landscape Ideas!

Get Some Interesting Landscape Ideas!

Are you looking out for some unique landscaping ideas? Do you want to change and alter the outlook of your house by carrying on some interesting landscaping ideas? Here is an article that will tell the readers some of the landscaping ideas. Read it and get to know the landscaping ideas in a detailed and explained way. Starting with, an individual can go for simple design principles that can easily and conveniently enhance the beauty and décor of your home. By designing the front porches of your home, making sidewalks classy enough and planting trees will surely add a unique feature at your place. In other words we can say that, simplicity is the best policy. By going for these simple designs, an individual can surely make the visitor to get interested in your landscaping ideas! Do not cram that much plants and trees into your garden, this feature will not at all give an elegant look to your place. Avoid going for square and rectangular gardens. Edging is also another simple landscaping project that will surely make your job quite and rather easy.

White Flowers For Shimmering Garden Design

White Flowers For Shimmering Garden Design

White Flowers For Shimmering Garden Design – Gardens in summer burst with color, so it may seem very strange to restrict yourself to those with white flowers or blossoms, but if you’ve ever seen a white garden you know how the simplicity of the color scheme somehow adds elegance and sophistication. White flowers in the garden are more than beautiful during the day, but they have one outstanding feature which makes them ideal for anyone who enjoys entertaining in the garden, they look fantastic at night.

Verbascum – Rock Mullein

Verbascum – Rock Mullein

The stately 6 ft Mulleins which grace the back of the border have three lowly relatives which are at home in the rock garden. The family traits are there – the need for a sunny home, leaves which are hairy or spiky and profusion of saucer-shaped blooms.