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Hardy Tropical Plants Worth Growing

Tropical plants are great additions to gardens. That is because they give an exotic vibe and an amazing blend of different colors and textures. Here some good hardy tropical plants ideas.
Palms are often seen in hotels located in tropical areas. The Windmill Palm is the coldest hard palm that is planted in the US. It is a challenge to plant it in zone 7. Therefore, precautions in frigid weather should be done. It often grows 10 to 20 feet tall with partial exposure to the sun. You can plant it in a big container.
Annual Vinca
This flowering bed plant is tough to grow …

Good Cottage Garden Plants to Plant in Gardens in the US

Cottage gardens in the US are as great as English cottage gardens. Nevertheless, only a few places in the US outside of the Pacific Northwest have the ideal weather to grow plants for a traditional English cottage garden.
We have here some of the famous cottage plants and the season they bloom. Just remember that you need to water them regularly in the first year so that you can establish their root systems. After that, these plants become resistant to drought and can have beautiful blooms.

Yarrow (all summer)
Purple Coneflower (July onwards)
Boltonia (late summer)
Perennial Sunflower (all …

Desert Garden and Landscape Inspirations

Do you dream of having an oasis in the comfort of your own home? This could be a problem if you live in a desert environment. Here are some ideas on how you can design, plant, and grow your desert garden.
Know Your Zone and the Type of Desert Garden
All places have various zones and weather conditions. A desert is simply not only a desert. Therefore, it is important to determine your area and pick out your plants from there. You can do this by visiting your local nursery. You will have a better understanding of your zone and the quality of soil there. Moreover, they can advise you on how to grow your chosen plants.