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Catharanthus Roseus

Catharanthus Roseus Care and Info

Catharanthus (Catharanthus roseus) is commonly known by many different names including periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, rose periwinkle, annual vinca, and vinca. It’s an evergreen (some varieties are annuals) spreading shrub that creates a 4-feet tall tidy mound that is covered throughout the summer with small colorful blooms. When not in bloom Catharanthus has interesting glossy green foliage …

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Flowers that Attract Bees

Flowers that Attract Bees

Quick Navigation AsterCalendula Bee BalmCoreopsisCosmos DahliasMarigoldsRudbeckia Purple Coneflower Zinnia Trying to entice bees into your landscape may seem foolish to some people. After all, those bees have stingers and can inflict pain on any human that gets too close to them. But bees are actually more beneficial than harmful and without them flower, vegetable, nut and fruit production would be severely …

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different types of sunflowers

Types of Sunflowers to Grow

Quick Navigation Tall Growing SunflowersShort Growing SunflowersSunflower: Colorful TypesPlanting Sunflowers Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.) dot the landscape across the country in summertime.Towering above most other flowers and garden plants, the large seed-filled head of the popular sunflower is easily visible to humans and birds. However, that tall familiar plant is not the only type of this flower …

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climbing hydrangea

Which Climbing Plant?

Quick Navigation Plant: Actinidia KolomiktaPlant: Bougainvillea Plant: ClematisPlant: HederaPlant: Hydrangea AnomalaPlant: Jasminum Plant: Lathyrus Plant: Lonicera Plant: Parthenocissus Plant: Passiflora Plant: RosesPlant: Wisteria Plants such as clematis and wisteria give height and vertical interest to the garden. If you are considering growing climbers, take a look at the table below to see a selection of …

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blue hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea

The Hydrangea BluesHydrangeas are a flower that everybody is familiar with. Sold as potted plants or as landscape shrubbery, they are often sold in full bloom with beautiful white, pink or blue flowers. The most prized and popular is by far the blue hydrangea. They are versatile plants and are as at home in the …

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