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How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Learn how to grow sweet peas with these 5 tips, and add beautiful and sweet smelling blooms to your garden. I first saw sweet peas at The Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, and I was blown away by their beauty. But, it wasn’t until I grew my own that I was blown away by something else […] Read more…

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How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine​

How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine

Learn how to grow purple hyacinth bean vine, and add this vigorous ornamental vine to your garden. Beautiful purple flowers and striking pods add beauty and interest.  Grown as a perennial in zones 10-11, purple hyacinth bean vine loves the heat. In cooler zones, it is grown as an annual from seeds planted in the […] Read more…

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How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

Learn how to grow poppies, and add stunning blooms to your garden. Poppies are grown nearly all over the world, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures. Bees and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Poppies are a springtime staple in my garden in the low desert of Arizona. Although the blooms […] Read more…

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How to grow Zinnias - 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

How to grow Zinnias – 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

Learn how to grow low-maintenance zinnias and add a long-lasting pop of color to your garden during even the hottest months of the year. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Zinnias make excellent cut flowers, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. […] Read more…

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Arizona Annual Flowers: A Visual Guide for Low-Desert Flowers

Arizona Annual Flowers Planting Guide: A visual guide for low desert annual flowers Annual flowers are a simple way to attract pollinators, fill bare spots in the landscape, and add a bright spot of color to containers in the yard and garden. “Arizona Annual Flower Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low-Desert Flowers” provides information […] Read more…

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How to Grow Coral Vine: Growing Queen's Wreath and Mexican Creeper

How to Grow Coral Vine: Growing Queen’s Wreath

 At a recent tour of my garden, the Coral Vine was in full bloom and it stole the show. This stunning late-summer bloomer stops people in mid-sentence to ask, “What is that?” and “Where can I get it?”  Learn how to grow Coral Vine, and decide if it’s right to add to your yard and garden. […] Read more…

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How to Grow Hollyhocks: Hollyhock Growing Guide

How to Grow Hollyhocks: Hollyhock Growing Guide

Learn how to grow hollyhocks, and enjoy a cottage-garden favorite that has been around for a century. Hollyhock’s flowers begin blooming from the bottom of the stalk and move up to the top, producing a long display of color and almost endless supply of blossoms. Learn how to grow hollyhocks and you will often have […] Read more…

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How to grow wildflowers in Arizona

How to Grow Wildflowers

Feeling inspired by all of the wildflowers of ‘superbloom’ 2019? Learn how to grow wildflowers that come back year after year in your own yard, and you won’t have to travel far to see a show put on by mother nature. I’ve partnered with Kellogg Garden to bring you this post about how to grow wildflowers.   How […] Read more…

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