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This is a great place to start when you want to learn how to grow strawflowers from seed. Strawflowers are well known by crafters and...

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This is a great place to start when you want to learn how to grow strawflowers from seed. Strawflowers are well known by crafters and florists for their unusually high quality as dried flowers. The petals on each strawflower are...

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Our Dianthus seeds produce hardy perennial plants that are colouful, drought resistant, and bloom in the first year. Learn how to grow Dianthus in our...

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Our Dianthus seeds produce hardy perennial plants that are colouful, drought resistant, and bloom in the first year. Learn how to grow Dianthus in our simple online growing instructions. These short growing flowers are widely variable and work well in...

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An Evergreen perennial with the slightly misleading common name Basket of Gold Alyssum. Learn how to grow Aurinia from seed in these simple instructions. Remember...

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An Evergreen perennial with the slightly misleading common name Basket of Gold Alyssum. Learn how to grow Aurinia from seed in these simple instructions. Remember that the common name Alyssum is a bit misleading. This Basket of Gold Alyssum is...

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Here we will examine how to grow Bellis perennis English Daisy from seeds. Bellis is a versatile, low-growing, carpet-forming perennial plant with appealing pom-pon like...

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Here we will examine how to grow Bellis perennis English Daisy from seeds. Bellis is a versatile, low-growing, carpet-forming perennial plant with appealing pom-pon like flowers. General Bellis perennis is usually listed as English Daisy or just Daisy – but...

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Learn how to grow Common Woolly Sunflowers (Eriophyllum lanatum) from seed in our online seed planting instructions. Woolly Sunflowers are sometimes listed as Oregon Sunshine,...

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Learn how to grow Common Woolly Sunflowers (Eriophyllum lanatum) from seed in our online seed planting instructions. Woolly Sunflowers are sometimes listed as Oregon Sunshine, and it will become apparent why the first time they open. Don’t be fooled by...

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Here we will discuss how to grow Bird’s Eyes Gilia from seed. Gilia is a lovely annual wildflower that really stands out in mass plantings,...

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Here we will discuss how to grow Bird’s Eyes Gilia from seed. Gilia is a lovely annual wildflower that really stands out in mass plantings, and is a heavy nectar producer, so a very good lure for bees and other...

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Follow this how to grow Dahlias guide  for summer bloom success! Plant your Dahlia tubers well after any threat of frost has passed. Preferably when the soil has...

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Follow this how to grow Dahlias guide  for summer bloom success! Plant your Dahlia tubers well after any threat of frost has passed. Preferably when the soil has warmed up to 14-15 ° C (58-60° F). Choose a spot in your garden with full...

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Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from...

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Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering....

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Sunflowers will grow in just about any well-drained soil, and they are drought tolerant. To grow sunflowers from seed, to grow really big plants with really...

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Sunflowers will grow in just about any well-drained soil, and they are drought tolerant. To grow sunflowers from seed, to grow really big plants with really big flowers, enrich the soil with organic matter and incorporate 2 cups of complete organic...

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Unless otherwise stated, all the wildflower mixes will contain perennials, annuals, and biennials. In small areas, seeds can be scattered by hand. In larger areas, you...

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Unless otherwise stated, all the wildflower mixes will contain perennials, annuals, and biennials. In small areas, seeds can be scattered by hand. In larger areas, you may want to employ a lawn spreader or some other mechanical means. We recommend adding...

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Tithonia is a heat-loving annual plant that grows very much like a sunflower. It gets quite tall, so works best in the back of the...

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Tithonia is a heat-loving annual plant that grows very much like a sunflower. It gets quite tall, so works best in the back of the border, but it looks wonderful planted in large groups. The orange flowers of the mexican...

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There’s no mistaking the colour and stature of annual Zinnias. Follow this handy How to Grow Zinnias from seeds guide below and grow some colour...

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There’s no mistaking the colour and stature of annual Zinnias. Follow this handy How to Grow Zinnias from seeds guide below and grow some colour in your garden this summer.  When I Get My Seedling HomeKeep seedlings under very bright...

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Verbena is a perennial plant sometimes grown as an annual. It’s also known as Vervain, Purpletop, and Clustertop. Some references call this variety Brazilian Verbena,...

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Verbena is a perennial plant sometimes grown as an annual. It’s also known as Vervain, Purpletop, and Clustertop. Some references call this variety Brazilian Verbena, but this isn’t really correct, as the true Brazilian Verbena is Verbena brasiliensis. It is...

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This perennial is usually grown as an annual. It is often listed under its synonym name Cheiranthus cheiri or under its common name Agean Wallflower....

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This perennial is usually grown as an annual. It is often listed under its synonym name Cheiranthus cheiri or under its common name Agean Wallflower. It is to grow wallflowers from seed, just follow these instructions. Latin Erysimum cheiri (syn....

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Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are an annual climbing plant which can grow to heights of 1–2 meters (six feet). Try to plant in areas with support available.  The leaves...

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Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are an annual climbing plant which can grow to heights of 1–2 meters (six feet). Try to plant in areas with support available.  The leaves twine around supporting plants and structures helping the sweet pea to climb. The flowers range...

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Snapdragons are of the genus Antirrhinum also known as dragon flowers. Snapdragon flowers resemble the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when...

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Snapdragons are of the genus Antirrhinum also known as dragon flowers. Snapdragon flowers resemble the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when squeezed. Native to rocky areas of of Europe and the United States and north Africa....

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Expect sturdy, well-branched plants that produce an abundance of early bright, fragrant flowers. Excellent for cutting. Stocks prefers cool growing conditions. In cold winter areas plant...

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Expect sturdy, well-branched plants that produce an abundance of early bright, fragrant flowers. Excellent for cutting. Stocks prefers cool growing conditions. In cold winter areas plant in earliest spring. Where winters are mild set out plants in early fall. Bloom begins...

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Scabiosa is sometimes listed as Sweet Scabious or Pincushion Flower. Also mourningbride. It is easy to plant and grow Scabiosa seeds. Latin Scabiosa atropurpurea Family: Disacaceae...

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Scabiosa is sometimes listed as Sweet Scabious or Pincushion Flower. Also mourningbride. It is easy to plant and grow Scabiosa seeds. Latin Scabiosa atropurpurea Family: Disacaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone: Annual Exposure: Full sun Timing Sow indoors 8 – 10 weeks...

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Veronica is also known as Brid’s-eye and Speedwell. It is a popular hardy perennial that grows upright with intensely blue flowers. It is easy to...

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Veronica is also known as Brid’s-eye and Speedwell. It is a popular hardy perennial that grows upright with intensely blue flowers. It is easy to grow Veronica from seeds. Latin Veronica spicata “Blue Bouquet” Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure:...

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Annual flowers that are confusingly referred to interchangably as Clarkia or Godetia, and even Eucharidium. We believe that Clarkia is correct. Plant Clarkia in cool,...

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Annual flowers that are confusingly referred to interchangably as Clarkia or Godetia, and even Eucharidium. We believe that Clarkia is correct. Plant Clarkia in cool, moist ,well-drained soil. Avoid nitrogen-rich beds and planting beside nitrogen fixers (beans, peas, clover, lupins…)....

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Cosmos will flower more in poor soil, rather than rich, so avoid manures and fertilizers. Pinch out the growing point when plants are around 45cm...

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Cosmos will flower more in poor soil, rather than rich, so avoid manures and fertilizers. Pinch out the growing point when plants are around 45cm (18″) tall to encourage bushier growth and more flowering points. Water during very dry spells,...

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It’s a slow process to grow Goji berries from seed, but once plants are established, they are highly productive. Plants will produce some fruit in...

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It’s a slow process to grow Goji berries from seed, but once plants are established, they are highly productive. Plants will produce some fruit in the second year of growth, but from year three on, each plant will provide for...

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General Annual Gaillardia is known as Blanket Flower in its native North America. Latin Gaillardia pulchella Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full...

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General Annual Gaillardia is known as Blanket Flower in its native North America. Latin Gaillardia pulchella Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 1-10 Timing Direct sowing is easiest, and is done after last frost or...

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Annual Lavatera is also known as Mallow or Annual Tree Mallow. Latin Lavatera trimestris Family: Malvaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone:...

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Annual Lavatera is also known as Mallow or Annual Tree Mallow. Latin Lavatera trimestris Family: Malvaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 2-10 Timing Start indoors in peat or coir pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost,...

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