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Yarrow Plant

Yarrow plant (Achillea) is a perennial flower that begins to bloom in the middle of summer. If taken care of properly, they will continue to grow until the end of summer. Don’t worry! They are easy to care for.

While planting Yarrow, be sure to space the plants about a foot apart. If you have well-drained soil then that is the best spot for them. Although they will grow in any type of soil, they seem to like well-drained soil best.

Yarrow Plant

Yarrow Plant

They are very tolerant in areas of drought or heat and like to be placed in a spot of full sun.

Once the Achillea begins to grow, you will see many tiny clusters of flowers. The flowers grow tightly clustered together and grow in many different warm summer shades.

You will begin to see colors of pink, red, white, yellow, orange and much more. When the plant is fully grown, the clusters of flowers look very flat at the top.

When this plant is full grown, it resembles a shrub. With all those flowers clustered together, you may think you are looking at a fancy shrub and not a garden perennial.

The size of these plants can range from very low ground coverings, to tall bountiful flowers that look lovely in the garden.

If you see plants beginning to die off before the end of summer, cut out the dead or brown pieces so new flowers can take its place.

The foliage that this plant grows is as lovely as the flowers. The leaves look like bright green feathers. Very fine and very delicate.

In climates with a warmer type of winter, the leaves will continue to stay a very pretty shade of green.

Every few years divide and replant the flowers you are digging up. Make sure you have a spot picked out before any replanting. You will want to transfer the plant as quickly as you can.

Yarrow Plant2018-03-14T01:31:24-04:00

Wormwood Plant

Wormwood plant (Artemisia) is a perennial shrub that grows in the summer months. While it has been known to grow from spring all the way to fall, it is primarily seen all throughout the summer season.

This shrub is mainly grown for its foliage. The foliage from this shrub is really lovely. The leaves have a frosty silver look. In certain times of day, the leaves really seem to sparkle and shine.

Wormwood Plant

Wormwood Plant

This plant can grow from 1 to 3 feet high. They can either grow to be a ground covering shrub or a taller shrub.

When certain parts of the plant look dead or faded, cut them off and the plant will grow new beautiful leaves again.

Artemisia is a very good shrub to grow in the summer. It is a very low maintenance plant. It can really flourish with little care.

In order to grow this plant, choose a spot that is in an area of full sun. If the spot has well drained soil then that is a plus. If the soil is not well drained, then add some mulch or sand into the hole you are planting the shrub in.

This will help your plant not to get root rot.

After you begin growing your plant, water it a few times a week and trim back dead plants when needed.

If you decide to divide and replant your plant, start in the springtime. Dig up plants you want to move, and quickly replant them in the new area. They will spread out and grow back each year.

Wormwood Plant2017-08-25T12:11:40-04:00

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis) is a winter shrub that has a very nice fragrance due to its yellow/reddish flowers. You usually do not see this shrub growing until towards the end of winter.

This plant can get as tall as 20 feet! Though some can also only reach about 6 feet high. Though whichever height your Witch Hazel tree grows to, they are a pretty tall shrub!!

Witch Hazel Tree

Witch Hazel Tree

The flowers on this plant are a yellowy/reddish color that resembles dry noodles.

They look crisp and delicate. They are very skinny and look as though they could snap in half if touched.

Plant this shrub in well drained, rich soil and watch it grow to its optimal height.

They can be planted in sun or in shade. Either one will work for this tree like shrub.

If you wish to have the wonderful scent of the flowers in your home, then simply cut off a few branches, once fully grown, and bring them inside.

Enjoy this fragrant shrub from the end of winter to the beginnings of spring.

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Winter Aconite

Winter Aconite (Eranthis) resembles a Crocus mixed with Buttercups. This flower grows in the later winter months.

They are a small flower, reaches only about 3-4 inches tall, that covers the ground in the end of winter. The bright yellow color really brightens up the dark winter months.

Winter Aconite

Winter Aconite

They are a bell shaped flower that’s petals open like a tulips would. I like to think of this flower as a small tulip!

Along with the bright yellow flowers grow small dark green leaves. The leaves are almost as tall as the flowers, meaning not very tall at all!

If you have planted this flower in your winter garden, you will see that it can grow in almost any soil type. As long as it has good drainage. Which let’s face it, a majority of flowers need well drained soil to grow.

They do however like shade rather than sun. Plant your bulbs in August or September and they should be ready to grow by winters end.

Bury the bulbs about 3 inches deep and space each bulb about 2 – 3 inches apart.

This is a very low maintenance type of winter flower. The kind I especially like! Once you plant the bulbs, they wil grow. You don’t have to worry about dividing or cutting back this plant at all.

They sow their own seeds and spread out as they grow. This is definitely one of the easiest flowers to grow outdoors in the winter.

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Water Lily Plants

Water Lily plants (Nymphaeaceae) grow and live in freshwater. They are planted in soil that is underneath the water, and when ready the leaves and flowers float up to the surface.

They are the July birth month flower. This may be because they grow during the summer months.

Water Lily Plants

Water Lily Plants

There are many different species of the of this plant. They only live in freshwater, and grow in areas with tropic or temperate climates.

There are however, two main types of these flowers. They are hardy and tropical. Hardy Water lilies will only bloom during the day, while tropical ones can bloom night or day.

These flowers come in colors like white, pink, red, yellow, and tropical ones can even be blue. They all have large round petals with yellow stamens in the centers. There are many tiers of petals that overlap each other.

Certain varieties of this aquatic plant can be invasive. So be careful where you plant them as they can spread out uncontrollably throughout your pond.

Most types can be planted about 18 to 30 inches deep. Some types can only be planted in a few inches of water.

While planting your Water lilies, it may be easier to begin your planting in an aquatic planting container. This will make it easier to plant the flowers.

When planting in the water, make sure you begin the planting process in an area with a lot of sun. This will make your water flowers grow right on schedule.

They are a great flower to have in a pond. They look pretty in a pond during the summer months.

Water Lily Plants2017-08-25T15:49:42-04:00