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5 Heat Tolerant Plants for Color in Late Summer and Fall

5 Heat Tolerant Plants for Color in Late Summer and Fall

No one wants a brown flower bed. To keep your garden full of color, you need blooms that can beat the heat! By selecting the right plants for my climate, I don’t have to work as hard to keep the garden looking good during the dog days of summer. These plants will survive the heat and produce colorful blooms or foliage with staying power up to and, in some cases, even through the fall. Read more

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8 Vegetables to Plant in Mid-Summer for Fall Harvest

Once mid-summer hits, it may seem like the opportunity for planting veggies is gone. That’s not true though! There are plants that mature quickly that will be ready to harvest from early to late fall. You need to be aware of the plants’ cold tolerance and your area’s average light frost and killing frost dates so that you can plant your veggies early enough for them to mature. Read more

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7 Plants for Your Low-Light Office

7 plants for your low-light office
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Studies show that those of us with plants in our offices are more productive and have lower levels of stress. We all know that having certain plants indoors helps remove air pollutants. How can we not get on board with greening our office spaces, especially with some low-maintenance plants?

Now, we’re not all lucky enough to have windows or natural light in our offices, so here’s a list of plants that will thrive in your low-light office. Read more

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9

With spring blooms starting to fade or having already done so, it’s a good idea to add some color to your landscape that will get you through the hottest days of summer and into fall. Here are my picks for USDA Hardiness Zone 9.

Planting flowers by zone is a way to make sure you have a thriving flower garden, since these plants grow best in your climate. Zones 3-9 are the most commonly encountered zones in the Continental U.S.

You can refer to the United States Department of Agriculture for more details about hardiness zones. Read more

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5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 8

With spring blooms starting to fade or having already done so, it’s a good idea to add some color to your landscape that will get you through the hottest days of summer and into fall. Here are my picks for USDA Hardiness Zone 8.

Planting flowers by zone is a way to make sure you have a thriving flower garden, since these plants grow best in your climate. Zones 3-9 are the most commonly encountered zones in the Continental U.S.

You can refer to the United States Department of Agriculture for more details about hardiness zones. Read more