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Flowers and Plants

These blogs feature different plants that I grow in my own garden and tips on how to care for them. I will also include posts that feature particular plants and flowers here.

7 Herbal Tea Flowers

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I am happy to introduce to you to CeAnne Kosel of St. Fiacre’s Farm. St. Fiacre’s Farm specializes in loose leaf teas made from high-quality ingredients in Oregan. Read on about 7 herbal tea flowers recommended and used on her farm.

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The Amiable Aloe Vera Plant

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Growing up, my parents would have an aloe vera plant just outside of our backyard door. My siblings, parents and I would break parts of the plant off if we ended up with burns, cuts, and bruises because of the aloe’s healing powers. Today I want to talk more about the amiable aloe vera plant.

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Desert Rose: Echeveria Varieties

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When I first got into gardening, I wasn’t too interested in succulents, since they all looked the same to me. Here in California, succulents come in a great variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. Since gardening here I have fallen in love with the desert rose of succulents, otherwise known as echeveria, and want to discuss echeveria varieties in this post.

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Growing Roses No Matter Where You Live

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Last Saturday I had the opportunity to go to a rose care class at one of the local Armstrong Garden Centers. These stores are only in California and are known for offering free one hour classes on certain Saturdays throughout the year. I took a bunch of notes during the class and today want to share with you what I learned about growing roses.

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Christmas Trees in Southern California

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Despite the fact that Christmas is less than a week away, I’m sure there are many people scrambling to find a real tree for the big day. There are many types of Christmas trees to chose from, as seen from the countless lots I’ve driven by in the last month. Today I want to discuss the types of Christmas trees in Southern California.

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Holiday Blooms: Amaryllis Care

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At the beginning of the year, my best friend’s in-laws gave me an amaryllis bulb from their collection. This bulb grew into several huge beautiful flowers when my husband and I were away on a weekend trip, but we were able to enjoy those colorful blooms for a few weeks. I’ve been seeing a lot of bulbs being sold, so I thought this would be a good time to talk about amaryllis care.

When done right, it does not take much to care for amaryllis plants. It does take some patience since you have to wait for the bulb to bloom. What is an amaryllis anyway? Keep Reading!

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Poinsettia Plant Care for the Holidays

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I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. It’s a little cooler now, but the sun still shines and plants are still growing here in Southern California. A plant that I am now starting to see frequently is the poinsettia and today I would like to tell you all about poinsettia plant care.

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Fall Chrysanthemums-Mum Flower Care

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I was never a big fan of chrysanthemums until this year. I was recently wandering around Home Depot, which I do frequently, and fell in love with an orange mum whose flowers displayed several shades of orange. Today I want to tell you all about mum flower care.

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August’s Flower-The Hardy Gladiolus

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August is my birthday month. If you didn’t know already, the beautiful and hardy gladiolus is the flower for the month of August. So, in honor of my birth month and others born in August, I want to tell you all about the hardy gladiolus and how to care for them.  Keep on reading!

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An Urban Oasis-Types of Succulent Plants

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I never thought much about types of succulent plants while growing up, since they all seemed ugly and sharp, from what I remember. I’ve noticed that many people include these desert plants in their gardens here in Southern California. Since getting into gardening, I have delightfully discovered that there are many types of succulent plants available.

Not all succulents are hard on the eyes and pointy, thankfully. Succulents come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. I have found a huge variety of beautiful succulents that grow well in container gardens.

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