Top 50 water-wise plants Pride of Madeira Actually from Madeira, this plant produces wonderful spikes of blue-purple flowers along the coast in poor soil and with practically no extra water. Bees love it. by ellen
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ellen Top 50 water-wise plants Pride of Madeira Actually from Madeira, this plant produces wonderful spikes of blue-purple flowers along the coast in poor soil and with practically no extra water. Bees love it.
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Top 50 water-wise plants | Facts & Wonders by janette
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janette Top 50 water-wise plants | Facts & Wonders
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Cleome..A perfect cottage-garden plant, cleome bears spikes of fragrant flowers in shades of white, pink, magenta, and purple. It's so easy, it practically starts itself -- in fact, in many gardens it self-seeds year after year. by ellen
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ellen Cleome..A perfect cottage-garden plant, cleome bears spikes of fragrant flowers in shades of white, pink, magenta, and purple. It's so easy, it practically starts itself -- in fact, in many gardens it self-seeds year after year.
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ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact. Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only roots from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks. by may
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may ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact. Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only roots from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.
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Pride of Madeira-One of my favorite plants. I just bought two to plant here. by DeeDeeBean
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DeeDeeBean Pride of Madeira-One of my favorite plants. I just bought two to plant here.
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Top Water-Wise Plants - Sunset by janette
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janette Top Water-Wise Plants - Sunset
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ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact.  Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only roots from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks. by maria.ccttaviani.rivera
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maria.ccttaviani.rivera ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact. Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only roots from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.
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ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact.  Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only root from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks. by may
may
may ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact. Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only root from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.
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We probably get more compliments about Catmint than any other perennial in our Test Garden. Planted en masse along a border edge, this little powerhouse never fails to produce a showstopping display of bright bluish-purple flowers. It’s extra hardy with no insect or disease problems and comes in a variety of sizes that range from 6 to 36 inches tall. Catmint prefers full sun and well-drained soil. The plants bloom in late spring and early summer and can easily be encouraged to bloom again if ... by roslyn
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roslyn We probably get more compliments about Catmint than any other perennial in our Test Garden. Planted en masse along a border edge, this little powerhouse never fails to produce a showstopping display of bright bluish-purple flowers. It’s extra hardy with no insect or disease problems and comes in a variety of sizes that range from 6 to 36 inches tall. Catmint prefers full sun and well-drained soil. The plants bloom in late spring and early summer and can easily be encouraged to bloom again if ...
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ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact.  Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only root from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks. by patrica
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patrica ROOTING SUCCULENTS - cleanly pull/break leaf from plant making sure whole leaf is in tact. Allow to dry out & end to scab over. Place leaf on top of soil. (if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only root from that end. If you lay on top of soil, it will grow both roots & form new plant) Water when soil becomes dry. Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.
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Honey bees love borage! Flowers are edible for humans and taste like cucumber. It provides high quality, nutritious BLUE pollen. The nutritional benefits of this pollen may help honey bees fight disease. Self seeding annual needing well drained soil.  Borage via Organic Magazine: The 11 Best Plants for Beneficial Borders by qurain
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qurain Honey bees love borage! Flowers are edible for humans and taste like cucumber. It provides high quality, nutritious BLUE pollen. The nutritional benefits of this pollen may help honey bees fight disease. Self seeding annual needing well drained soil. Borage via Organic Magazine: The 11 Best Plants for Beneficial Borders
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Foxglove.  This woodland biennial reliably produces beautiful upright spikes of bell-shape flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white. by minnie
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minnie Foxglove. This woodland biennial reliably produces beautiful upright spikes of bell-shape flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white.
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Bellflower.  A tough perennial produces spikes of white or blue blooms in early and midsummer. Like most cottage garden plants, the flowers are great for cutting.        Name: Campanula percisifolia        Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil        Height: To 3 feet tall        Zones: 3-8, depending on variety by hunterjuly
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hunterjuly Bellflower. A tough perennial produces spikes of white or blue blooms in early and midsummer. Like most cottage garden plants, the flowers are great for cutting. Name: Campanula percisifolia Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Height: To 3 feet tall Zones: 3-8, depending on variety
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Self made Miracle Grow. Put 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt, & 1 Tbs. Sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. Or dissolve 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt into 1 Gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,and all other veggies. For plants you have planted in ground or pots sprinkle Epsom Salt on top of the dirt/potting soil and water well. See Link for other ideas. by Sara Vasil
Sara Vasil
Sara Vasil Self made Miracle Grow. Put 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt, & 1 Tbs. Sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. Or dissolve 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt into 1 Gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,and all other veggies. For plants you have planted in ground or pots sprinkle Epsom Salt on top of the dirt/potting soil and water well. See Link for other ideas.
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ROOTING SUCCULENTS: 1. Cleanly pull/break leaf off of the plant, making sure that the whole leaf is intact. 2. Allow the leaf to dry out so that the end scabs over. 3. Place the leaf on top of the soil—if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only root from that end, but if you lay it on top of the soil, it will grow both roots and form a new plant. 3. Water when soil becomes dry. (Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.) by patrica
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patrica ROOTING SUCCULENTS: 1. Cleanly pull/break leaf off of the plant, making sure that the whole leaf is intact. 2. Allow the leaf to dry out so that the end scabs over. 3. Place the leaf on top of the soil—if you bury the cut end in soil, it will only root from that end, but if you lay it on top of the soil, it will grow both roots and form a new plant. 3. Water when soil becomes dry. (Roots and new plants should start to grow with in a couple of weeks.)
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plant annuals in another pot (same size) buried in the ground - easily switch annuals for each season, no need to enrich entire flower bed if very poor soil, pull plants to spray weedkiller then replace, easily lay landscaping fabric, save water when watering, easily experiment with color/placement, rotate plants for even sun exposure by marcia
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marcia plant annuals in another pot (same size) buried in the ground - easily switch annuals for each season, no need to enrich entire flower bed if very poor soil, pull plants to spray weedkiller then replace, easily lay landscaping fabric, save water when watering, easily experiment with color/placement, rotate plants for even sun exposure
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Bee Balm Bee balm is an old-fashioned favorite that produces flowers in shades of red to pink, lavender, and purple. It grows in heavy, clay soil, attracts hummingbirds, and is deer- and rabbit-resistant. Needs regular to ample water. Name: Monarda selections Zones: 3-9 by tracy sam
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tracy sam Bee Balm Bee balm is an old-fashioned favorite that produces flowers in shades of red to pink, lavender, and purple. It grows in heavy, clay soil, attracts hummingbirds, and is deer- and rabbit-resistant. Needs regular to ample water. Name: Monarda selections Zones: 3-9
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Angelonia -It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely (AND IT’S PURPLE!) great plant for dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!. by singram
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singram Angelonia -It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely (AND IT’S PURPLE!) great plant for dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!.
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If they die we die - Albert Einstein said that if all the bees to disappear, man would have only 4 years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more people. This is a real threat as pesticides are killing off bees. Help them in your garden by planting open single head flowers, planting the same plants in clusters rather than peppered around the garden, plant for a succession of flowers throughout the by colleen
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colleen If they die we die - Albert Einstein said that if all the bees to disappear, man would have only 4 years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more people. This is a real threat as pesticides are killing off bees. Help them in your garden by planting open single head flowers, planting the same plants in clusters rather than peppered around the garden, plant for a succession of flowers throughout the
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plants flowers for bees. by herminia
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herminia plants flowers for bees.
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Pride of Madeira by mustardeye
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1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses.........green bell pepper plants by rosetta
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rosetta 1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses.........green bell pepper plants
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The narrow necks of wine bottles make them perfect for slow-release watering in your potted plants. Water the plant thoroughly, then fill the bottle with water, place your thumb over the top, invert and press into the soil. That's it! by teri-71
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teri-71 The narrow necks of wine bottles make them perfect for slow-release watering in your potted plants. Water the plant thoroughly, then fill the bottle with water, place your thumb over the top, invert and press into the soil. That's it!
All things green
#homeoutside    Who says that a desert landscape can't have color? Meadow Sage  Meadow sage produces wonderful clusters of violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall. These flowers are loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers.  Name: Salvia 'May Night'  Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 28 inches tall  Zones: 5-9 by patrica
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patrica #homeoutside Who says that a desert landscape can't have color? Meadow Sage Meadow sage produces wonderful clusters of violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall. These flowers are loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers. Name: Salvia 'May Night' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 28 inches tall Zones: 5-9
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Propagate new plants from cuttings. Rosemary, lavender, sage. Remove leaves on the bottom of stem. Place cuttings in glass containers with water in a sunny window. In two weeks, there should be roots sprouting. Change the water every four or five days. Add water daily if needed. After roots develop, dip roots in cinnamon or raw honey and plant directly into clean soil. Potting soil if indoors. Gardening soil if outdoors. Organic soil only for plants you eat. by Patsi A Moffatt
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Patsi A Moffatt Propagate new plants from cuttings. Rosemary, lavender, sage. Remove leaves on the bottom of stem. Place cuttings in glass containers with water in a sunny window. In two weeks, there should be roots sprouting. Change the water every four or five days. Add water daily if needed. After roots develop, dip roots in cinnamon or raw honey and plant directly into clean soil. Potting soil if indoors. Gardening soil if outdoors. Organic soil only for plants you eat.
Propagating plants and flowers
Solomon's Seal thrives in and out of the ground. Florists love this plant because it lasts a long time in water, but gardeners go for it because it tolerates dry soil once established and sprouts dainty white flowers in the spring. All images courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Garden by ilene
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ilene Solomon's Seal thrives in and out of the ground. Florists love this plant because it lasts a long time in water, but gardeners go for it because it tolerates dry soil once established and sprouts dainty white flowers in the spring. All images courtesy of Norfolk Botanical Garden
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If you live in regions with little soil and a lot of clay, you'll love this gallery of fresh garden flowers and plants! We have a bunch of flowers that you can plant in clay and will still thrive in these harsh conditions. Don't let a lack of soil stop you from gardening this summer! by ruthie
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ruthie If you live in regions with little soil and a lot of clay, you'll love this gallery of fresh garden flowers and plants! We have a bunch of flowers that you can plant in clay and will still thrive in these harsh conditions. Don't let a lack of soil stop you from gardening this summer!
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Line plant pots. When repotting your houseplants, cover the drainage hole with a coffee filter before adding the soil. Water can easily drain away when you water your plants, but the filter prevents soil from leaking from the bottom of the pot. by Peggy Goins
Peggy Goins
Peggy Goins Line plant pots. When repotting your houseplants, cover the drainage hole with a coffee filter before adding the soil. Water can easily drain away when you water your plants, but the filter prevents soil from leaking from the bottom of the pot.
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Purple Prickly Pear Cactus (Rare) (Small Spikes/Almost No Spikes, Live Bare Root Plant) by anytimeflower
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anytimeflower Purple Prickly Pear Cactus (Rare) (Small Spikes/Almost No Spikes, Live Bare Root Plant)
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Zebra Cactus - This plant will grow well in full sun and it requires very little water. Plants are 6" tall and will grow babies around the base of the mother plant. They produce small white flowers with purple pin stripes on a long outreaching stem. by marcia
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marcia Zebra Cactus - This plant will grow well in full sun and it requires very little water. Plants are 6" tall and will grow babies around the base of the mother plant. They produce small white flowers with purple pin stripes on a long outreaching stem.
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Broom - common broom (Cytisus scoparius), A hardy evergreen species that prefers sunny sites, with a dry, light, sandy soil. Common to most brooms, during spring & summer its apparently leafless stems, are covered in profuse golden-yellow flowers. In late summer, its peapod-like seed capsules burst open, spreading seed from the parent plant. It grows as a shrub about 1-3m tall and is a great source of forage for the bees. by marcia
marcia
marcia Broom - common broom (Cytisus scoparius), A hardy evergreen species that prefers sunny sites, with a dry, light, sandy soil. Common to most brooms, during spring & summer its apparently leafless stems, are covered in profuse golden-yellow flowers. In late summer, its peapod-like seed capsules burst open, spreading seed from the parent plant. It grows as a shrub about 1-3m tall and is a great source of forage for the bees.
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