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17 PERENNIAL FLOWERS THAT LOVE SHADE

Shade is the enemy of every beginner gardener. It seems like your eye is drawn to every sun-loving plant in the greenhouse and there are no exciting options for your shady perennial flower garden. I’ve compiled 17 shade-loving perennials that are easy to grow in your landscape. These are the perennials

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48 MORE PERENNIALS YOU’LL REGRET PLANTING

Perennials are a fantastic, low-maintenance investment for flower gardeners. Plant them once and they’ll return year after year. However, some perennials are a little too good at their job and can quickly take over your flowerbed and crawl into your lawn. What you thought was a low-maintenance plant can quickly become your worst

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30 PERENNIALS YOU’LL REGRET PLANTING IN YOUR ZONE 3 GARDEN

Perennial plants are a good investment. Plant once and have flowers that bloom for years. However, some plants that seem innocent take over the garden and quickly spiral out of control. Others bloom for such a short time that they don’t seem worth the trouble. Whether they’re invasive, fast-spreading, short

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10 BEST CUT AND COME AGAIN FLOWERS

As a flower farmer, cut and come again flowers make the most sense for your bottom line. They have a longer growing period than one and done cut flowers and provide you with blooms all season long. Cut and come again flowers come in all varieties and can be used

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COMMON GERMINATION PROBLEMS & HOW TO FIX THEM

Whether you’re seed starting for the first time or the hundredth time, proper seed germination is always a concern. We all want excellent germination followed by lush, healthy seedlings, but how do we get there!? What are the conditions necessary for germination? In this post, I’ll let you in on

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DIY SEED STARTING FROM YOUR WINDOW

When I was a little girl my grandmother started marigolds every winter in a little modified milk garden planter with her seeds from last year’s crop. I loved those marigolds in her brick planters and still think of her every time I see a marigold. You really don’t need a

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SWOON-WORTHY DAHLIA VARIETIES FOR YOUR CUT FLOWER GARDEN

Admit it. You’ve caught the Dahlia growing bug. You’ve seen all those gorgeous flower farming accounts on IG and you’re officially in love. You know you want to grow Dahlias for cut flowers, but there are so. many. varieties. How do you know which Dahlias make the best cut flowers?

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THE BEST VEGETABLES & FLOWERS TO START WITH WINTER SOWING

Winter sowing vegetables and flowers is a wonderful way to start strong seedlings that don’t really need hardening off. Over the winter, you can save your milk jugs, fill them up with soil and seeds, and be rewarded with your own seed starters in the spring. However, some seeds lend

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INDOOR SEED STARTING SCHEDULE FOR EASY VEGETABLES & FLOWERS

Starting seeds indoors is fun, but it can quickly get complicated when you’re trying to figure out when to start flowers, vegetables, and herbs indoors. There is no one-size-fits-all general guideline, and many plants have a range of weeks that they can be started. In this post, I’ll break it

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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