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Autumn Bulbs for Spring Beauty

Spring flowering bulbs planted in Autumn produce a stunning display of color, growth habits and a panorama of nature’s beauty welcoming us to another gardening season. We stop dead in our tracks and marvel at these palettes of plants; and admit it, all of us want a piece of it to make the neighbor’s envious. Well Fall, Autumn, is the ideal time and ONLY time for planting these spring time displays. In our growing zone, early October through November is the time to get them in. This year almost PERFECT Landscaping has partnered with Spring Displays to offer a very diverse and wide selection of spring flowering bulbs for you to choose from.

An almost PERFECT iris

An Iris Primer

Irises, those tall and elegant garden standards are among the easiest to grow of all our flowers in the garden beds. One of the benefits of growing bearded iris (Iris spp.) is the ability to share them with friends or add them to other garden areas when you dig and divide them every few years. This keeps the iris performing and blooming at its peak. If left undivided, flowering decreases and the rhizome is subject to pests and damage from soft rot and borers. Large, showy flowers appear from early spring into summer, depending on the cultivar, in all colors and color combinations, giving iris the name of rainbow flower. Bearded iris grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10.

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Furry Frank’s Flora Facts

I stopped at the mall today on the way home to get an easter gift for my better “half” and I saw all these people buying lilies and hyacinths and colored straws and such as only as Easter. I ran into a friend of mine that I usually on see come Spring, but i can’t seem to find him. Said he’d meet me at the bench. Oh well, he’s some little short guy with green pants. If you see him send him to me. Thanx, and oh yeah. Here’s some almost PERFECT tips for taking care of those gorgeous Easter Flowers.

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Aye a shamrock for ye

“top o the day to you Lassie” – did ye receive a shamrock plants as a bit o a wee gift now me lady. Aye, know the plant well do we now. Oxalis acetosella, or wood sorrel is a plant called shamrock. Oxalis is a perennial plant that grows about 5 inches high. Oh yes its much more common to grow Oxalis outside amongst your Summer Bedding, the annuals, perennials or shrubs. It’s a gardeners plant in many respects.

almost PERFECT Jasminum polyanthum

a breath of fresh air

As the seasons change and winter rolls in less time is spent outdoors and more time is spent indoors resulting in a likely change of air quality. Unbeknownst to many, as we go about our daily tasks, indoor toxins can have a dramatic and drastic impact on our well being and health, potenially leading to asthma, many allergies, inflamations and even some types of cancer. So what’s the solution? Simple. Use house plants, they are cost effective costing only a few dollars and taking care of them is both educational and relaxing.