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How To Make Your Own Succulent WreathHow To Make Your Own Succulent Wreath
March 30, 2010

The directions for making a succulent wreath are very simple. The same method can be used for any topiary form using sedum or sempervivum. The directions below are for using semps and a wreath frame.

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Spring Flowers 2010Spring Flowers 2010
March 29, 2010

After the harsh long winter we all had, the arrival of spring is eagerly awaited. Once the snow was gone the north winds and the frost did not allow much plant growth at all.

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All About PurslaneAll About Purslane
March 28, 2010

Living in a dry heat with high temperatures between 105 and 110 during the summer, purslane laughs in your face and thrives here in Phoenix, Arizona. Add some incredible, edible ornamental purslane to your garden this summer! A salsa with purslane recipe is included in the article.

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Maintenance of HouseplantsMaintenance of Houseplants
March 26, 2010

Properly watering, fertilizing, and making sure your houseplants have enough light is just part of the equation to healthy plants. You also have to maintain them.

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Hypertufa, the Look of Carved StoneHypertufa, the Look of Carved Stone
March 26, 2010

Do you like the looks of carved stone planters? Then hypertufa is for you. Here is my recipe and instructions on how to make your own unique trough, bowl, or box.

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Hardy Easy SedumHardy Easy Sedum
March 23, 2010

Sedum are extremely easy to grow. They prefer well drained soil and full sun, but will tolerate a variety of conditions. No special soil treatment is necessary when you plant sedum, although it’s a good idea to add a little compost.

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Big Daddy Drac!Big Daddy Drac!
March 23, 2010

Dracuncula Vulgaris - Not as stinky as you think! So you have heard and read about these stinky plants, but have you ever grown one? Try it, they will become the talk of your garden!

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Arrangements 101 - You Can Do This!Arrangements 101 - You Can Do This!
March 19, 2010

Have you ever seen an arrangement and thought , "That is the prettiest thing I have ever seen, I could never do that!" Well, you were wrong, now you can!

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Constructing a Temporary GreenhouseConstructing a Temporary Greenhouse
March 18, 2010

These instructions are for you to put away somewhere for fall. You know, after you buy all of those hibiscus and bananas and realize you don't have room to store them in the garage. If you're an engineer, do not read any further... This greenhouse is low-tech and designed to fit below the fence line if necessary, to appease one picky neighbor or an entire neighborhood association. You can make yours any length or height you prefer. I made mine rather long so that I could fit quite a few pots in. Well, honestly, I made it that long because my husband was out of town and I could! Mine was tall because I was covering some palms and large pots that I didn’t want to move.

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The Chelsea Flower ShowThe Chelsea Flower Show
March 15, 2010

The Chelsea Flower Show is the most famous flower show in the world. Vitally important for the whole of the Horticultural community, it is also important to everyone from statue and furniture makers, to Artists, clothing designers, hat makers, newly released books and the must-have gadgets of the moment. To many people, it is the place to see new plants, to place an order for some or just a social event. Others like to meet the TV gardeners or simply to get a plant identified.

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Growing PainsGrowing Pains
January 1, 2010

A plant clinic for Sempervivum, Jovibarba and J. heuffelii. This is a companion article for the Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum.

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