Posts by Dana L. Bowers

Rockeries and Alpine Plants | A Summer Project

Planting
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Rockery garden design https://organicgardeningeek.com
Summer is upon us, and that often means spending a lot more time enjoying your garden. It also provides more opportunities to work in it. It may be an excellent time to start a fun and engaging new garden design project. Rockeries and Alpine plants will add some stunning floral…

Growing Caryopteris Blue Mist Shrubs

Planting
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How to grow Caryopteris long Blue https://organicgardeningeek.com
Some folks who live in warmer climates than my zone 5 are into growing Caryopteris Blue Mist (also called Blue spirea, Blue-mist, or even Bluebeard plant) as a shrub, but I’ve tended to grow it as a perennial. While it is only hardy to USDA zone 7, in my garden,…

5 Plectranthus Varieties: How To Plant And Care

Perennials
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How to grow and care Plectranthus plant at home https://organicgardeningeek.com
Plectranthus is an old world genus with around 350 species that primarily live in the southern hemisphere’s warm tropical and subtropical regions. Its distribution stretches from Sub-Saharan Africa to Australia and several Pacific islands through Madagascar, India, and the Indonesian archipelago. Plectranthus is the most prominent genus in the mint…

Alchemilla Mollis (Lady’s Mantle) Growing Guide

Perennials
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Alchemilla Mollis - lady's mantle plant growing conditions https://organicgardeningeek.com
Alchemilla Mollis or Lady’s Mantle is one of the green flowers (or, more appropriately, chartreuse) that I have to reserve judgment on when it comes to being a favorite plant. It is a wonderful shade plant, and most folks don’t try to grow it there but rather leave it out…

Babys Breath | Beautiful White Blossoms

Perennials
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Babys breathe flowers https://organicgardeningeek.com
When you relate the clouds of flowers to the frosty Breath of a baby on a cold winter day, Babys Breath is a beautiful description of the masses of delicate white blossoms. Because certain members of this plant family like lime soils, the Greeks used the terms gypsos (lime) and philos (loving)…

Growing Russian Sage Successfully

Planting
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Growing russian sage at home https://organicgardeningeek.com
Today’s short topic is growing Russian Sage successfully at home, in your backyard. Russian Sage is one of those interesting plants that have been oversold in the nursery business but have a valuable place in the garden. My own experience with this plant is that it performs best in a…

The Best Guide For Growing Lavender Successfully

Planting, Perennials
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How to grow lavender at home https://organicgardeningeek.com
Today, I’d like to discuss growing lavender and its most precious and demanded varieties for the U.S. garden and backyards. I love the smell of Lavender, and this may be partially explained by the usually reliable source that says there are two smells that elicit the most significant sexual response…

Growing Great Peonies in Your Garden

Planting, Perennials
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How to plant and grow peony flowers - perennials https://organicgardeningeek.com
One of the loveliest early summer blooms in my garden is the peonies. This is a historically rich and easy-to-grow plant, one that deserves a home in every modern garden. Here is growing great peonies and other information about the plant. The Name The name is said to be in…

Eat These Organic Foods For a Perfect Tan!

Health
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best foods for perfect tanning https://organicgardeningeek.com
Having a perfect tan is something most people enjoy because it makes the skin look beautiful and healthy. Unfortunately, getting a tan can be pretty tricky for those that aren’t naturally lucky. Lying out in the sun is effective and dangerous because it exposes the skin to the harmful UV…
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