Astroemeria

 

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There are about 50 species of this beautiful flowering plant native to South America. It is commonly called the Peruvian Lily or Parrot Lily as it looks like a miniature lily.  There are many different colors but no fragrance.  Once cut, these flowers can last up to 2 weeks in a vase.   The Alstroemeria flower…

Bugambilia

 

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The Bugambilia has been called a climbing bush, a shrub, or a vine.   It is a flowering plant that can bloom all year in sub-tropical warm semi-dry environments.  It has been seen covering fences, walls, and roofs or just standing on its own to be enjoyed.  It produces beautifully vibrant colored flowers of fuchsia, pink,…

Ficus Hedge

 

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Many homeowners turn to the Ficus as the first option to fulfill their needs for a privacy hedge.  The reasons are simple.  The Ficus is relatively inexpensive and it grows very fast. Unfortunately, the same reasons the homeowners like the Ficus are the same reasons they “grow” to dislike this “hedge”.   First of all, the…

Bermuda Grass

 

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Bermuda Grass Bermuda Grass is a warm season grass, is perennial, and grows best in tropical, sub tropical and transition zones.  It loves hot weather, and grows best when temperatures are 90 – 100 degrees F.  It is known as a persistent and aggressive grass, and is hard to kill once it has been established.…

Growing and Cooking With Fresh Herbs

 

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Growing and Cooking With Fresh Herbs Starting an herb garden in your home is a great way to add color and fragrance to your garden while at the same time adding flavor to your favorite dishes.  It will also help you save money at the supermarket.  Common edible herbs include basil, chives, dill, fennel, marjoram,…

Outdoor Living Spaces

 

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Outdoor Living Spaces Outdoor living spaces are a great way to expand the living space of your home, and provide a wealth of benefits to homeowners and guests. They are often used as venues for entertaining and for family meals and recreation. Outdoor living spaces also provide homeowners with a place to get away from the…

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