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Adding Color to Your Garden

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Adding color to a garden is easy enough to do. Choose flowering plants, shrubs, and grasses that provide interest and color throughout the growing seasons. This is a guide about adding color to your garden.
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September 1, 20097 found this helpful

Remove old worn out evergreen shrubs from your garden beds. Plant a few variegated shrubs, hostas, a few zebra grasses and add a few interesting rocks to create a brand new colorful garden bed.

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By Grayce from Toronto, Canada

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November 15, 2011

To keep color in my garden most of the year, I stagger my plants so that I constantly have a supply of colorful blooms. I live in the Mid-Atlantic Region so May till November is my blooming season. I intersperse annuals with perennials. Long after the neighbors' spring flowers fade, I always have a few plants at their peak color. My neighbors appreciate the view and I always have flowers indoors and out to enjoy.

By Lynn from Bridgeville, PA

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February 1, 2007

Generally you should fertilize once in the spring, summer and fall. If your plants are not blooming, there could be a lack of phosphorus in your soil. Use a high phosphorus fertilizer to boost your blooms during the peak season.

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Perennials For Spring Color

Organic gardening is an excellent way to grow your trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and plants.

Annuals For Spring Color

What are annual plants? They are plants that will complete their life cycle within one growing season. In other words if you plant pansies in spring they look spectacular however the mid summer heat will stress the plant. Replace pansies with another good summer annual such as Gazania's, Daisies or Geraniums. Pansies - Wide species with numerous colors. Good in containers and will survive light frost and snow. They start to droop during hot summer months.

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By Paul Guzman from Las Cruces, NM

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