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6 Perennial Companion Plants for Roses

Rose Garden Path

Roses are beautiful, hardy, and easy-to-grow plants, so no wonder that many writers include them in their poems. Blooming with bright delicate flowers between spring and fall, gardeners from all over the world adore them. For the best results when planting roses, provide them with well-draining soil, full sun, and a companion plant. Companion plants will help your …

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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Planting Fall Bulbs

Woman is planting spring flowering bulbs in a garden in the Fall

Fall is definitely here, which means it’s time to start thinking about planting those seasonal bulbs! But before you do, be sure to avoid making any of the following mistakes. By knowing what these mistakes are and avoiding them, you’ll have a much better chance of having a successful bulb planting experience this autumn! So, …

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How to Get Rid of the 5 Worst Garden Insects

Young adult woman hand holding spray bottle and spraying chemical liquid on cherry leaves with aphids in summer day. Fruit trees treatment from parasites attack. Garden problems and solution. Closeup.

There’s no getting around it: Pests are a huge nuisance in the garden. They can damage plants by chewing on them, laying eggs that hatch into hungry larvae in your soil, and flying or crawling all over your carefully cultivated produce. But don’t worry, with a little know-how, you can rid your garden of these …

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How to Prune a Butterfly Bush

Close view of a gardener’s hand pruning branches of a butterfly bush with pruning shears in spring.

Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) plants are sun-loving shrubs that come in an array of vibrant colors, including pink, blue, and purple. The tiny fragrant blossoms cluster into a unique cone shape and, living up to their name, attract pollinators such as butterflies. The shrub continues to produce flowers throughout the summer and fall, reaching 6 to 10 feet tall and 4 to 10 …

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How to Prune Pumpkin Plants

Green vine of pumpkin plant tree growing on ground on organic vegetable garden agriculture farm

Pumpkins are always a popular squash in the fall, whether you love a classic pie, a scrumptious latte, or Jack-o-lanterns lining your porch. While bright orange is the most common choice in October, “pumpkin” is a general term. Pumpkins are any round winter squash with a hard-ribbed rind and come in many colors, including orange, yellow, …

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