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Here are Some Nice Colorful Conifers For You
Posted on 01.10.16 by thegardengossip @

My favorite is the Colorado Blue Spruce – I have a few babies but in 20 years they will be beautiful 🙂 Here are some great conifers that have needles and grow in beautiful shades of blue, green and yellow – so on those snowy days you have that nice splash of color in your yard 🙂

Blue Juniper
Colorado Blue Spruce
Golden Mugo Pine
Creeping Juniper
Golden Threadleaf Cypress

What are your favorites?


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Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds
Posted on 03.25.09 by thegardengossip @

Here are some great flowers, trees and shrubs to attract some Hummingbirds for your gardens!

Flowers
Bee balm
Butterfly weed
Cardinal flower
Columbine
Cosmos
Dahlia
Delphinium
Foxglove
Fuchsia
Geranium
Hollyhock
Lupine
Red hot poker
Sage
Mountain garland
Four-o’-clock
Touch-me-not
Petunia
Zinnia
Tuberous Begonia
Canna
Gladiolus
Iris

Vines
Honeysuckle
Trumpet vines

Shrubs and trees
Azalea
Butterfly bush
Eucalyptus
Fuschia tree
Hibiscus
Lilac
Mimosa
Strawberry tree
Wild lilac


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Flowers That Attract Song Birds
Posted on 12.02.08 by thegardengossip @

I don’t know about you but i just love to wake up to the sond of birde singing. I just find it so nice and relaxing. Here are some great additions to your garden to help get those lovely song birds in your yards!

Flowers
Sunflower
Coreopsis
Bee Balm
Aster
Goldenrod
Bachelor’s Button
Larkspur
Spider flower
Snapdragon
Purple Coneflower

Trees and Shrubs
Silverberry
Virginia Creeper
Black Currant
Elderberry
Blueberry
Huckleberry
Cranberry bush
Blackberry Cotoneaster
Crabapple
Japanese Yew
Creeping juniper
Common juniper

Great Trees For Song Bird Shelter
Flowering Dogwood
American Holly
Red Cedar
Red Mulberry
Colorado blue spruce
Douglas fir
White cedar
Bald cypress
Ponderosa pine
Rocky Mountain juniper
Austrian pine
California juniper
American Mountain Ash
Sorbus americana
Red-osier Dogwood
Silky Dogwood
Gray Dogwood
Sassafras
Oak
Hazelnut
Chestnut
Black walnut


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National Arbor Day Foundation
Posted on 05.06.08 by thegardengossip @

I highly recommmend that you get your shrubs and trees from the National Arbor Day Foundation – they have great prices and their trees really do grow. I have had terrible luck with companies such as Michigan Bulg or Owens Nursery…they never grow or they die off. The National Arbor Day Foundation has trees that will last and they are guarenteed. When purchasing plants you want to make sure there is some sort of guarentee!!!


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Lilacs
Posted on 09.03.07 by thegardengossip @

Lilacs are fairly hardy and easily maintainable shrubs that can offer a lot of privacy and they smell simply wonderful in the late spring/early summer months.

Here are some problems you may encounter…
Aphids and borers- plain insecticidal soap will kill these off
Insects

Little critters…mice like to borrow in the mulch so int he winter do not put too much on there.

Podery mildew during the humid and hot months. Mix 1/2 cup milk with a gallon of water and spray your plants.


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