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Create new plants by taking cuttings and encouraging them to grow roots. This how-to shows you how to propagate Soft Fruit including Raspberries, Thornless Blackberries, Redcurrants, Blackcurrants, and more! #gardening


This golden maple makes a beautiful potted tree in this tall terra cotta. Maybe a Princeton Gold Maple "Acer platanoides" or a Golden Full Moon Maple "Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'" (small, shade)


It’s a bit unconventional, but when I saw this big petunia plant thriving in a tree trunk it caught my eye. Horticulturally, this is not recommended practice for any tree you are trying to save, but it’s an interesting idea for utilizing an old stump. The simplest way to do this would be to simply buy a basket of petunias and transplant them in the opening

Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ (Smoke Bush)... considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back hard each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows 7-8' tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

from Better Homes and Gardens

The Best Fragrant Flowers for Your Garden

Love... Lily-of-the-valley is a tough, low-care groundcover you can plant in shady spots. It has a lovely fragrance and nodding white or pink bell-shape flowers. There is also a variegated leaf variety.


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