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Great Fragrant Summer Trees
Posted on 05.17.17 by thegardengossip @

I love trees that flower…but the key is to find those that flower and also have that fragrant smell. Unfornately not all trees grow in all areas – but here is a short list of the most fragrant ones…

Catalpa speciosa/ Catalpa – I love this tree!!!

Oxydendrum arboretum/ Sourwood

Styrax obassia/ Fragrant Snowball

Syringa reticulata/ Japanese Tree Lilac


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Ginkgo Tree
Posted on 01.16.11 by thegardengossip @

I have been looking into different trees for my yard this year like the ginkgo tree or perhaps a palm tree but then I came across almond trees and I just had to have them. I got 4 of them and I planted them as soon as they sent them because trees and plants can not be sent until the season is right. So, now I just have to wait. Unfortunately I have to wait a few years but if I get almonds from it…it would be so worth the wait. I just really hope that they live. I usually have better luck after the first year passes when it comes to trees.


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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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Planting Trees
Posted on 12.20.08 by thegardengossip @

Now is the time in many areas that is the best time to plant those trees. It is always a great idea to plant trees that are in their dormant stages. They have better chances of surviving. Most reputable places to buy plants will actually only ship during these times. And only order from places that guarantee their flowers so that if they do not grow you can call or even return them.


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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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Pine Needles
Posted on 05.06.08 by thegardengossip @

Here is a great tip if you have a lot of pine trees in your yard. Sure you hate it when all the needles fall all over the place…it can make quite the mess. But now you can actually do something useful with them. You can collect them and use it for your acid loving plants…put it in the mulch or your compost pile because as the needles decompose they will also deposit their acid in the soil.


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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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Plant A Tree For Christmas
Posted on 12.10.07 by thegardengossip @

I was just reading up on someones blog and they suggested to plant a tree for christmas. I think that just is a fabulous idea. I mean – it just is so much nicer to have that live tree in your back yard for all the birds and people to see and enjoy rather than chopping it down to put it in your home for just a months time. It took years to grow and to just chop it down for a decoration is just so incredibly silly if you ask me!


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National Arbor Day Foundation
Posted on 11.25.07 by thegardengossip @

Now is the time to order your flowers from National Arbor Day Foundation….at least for me it is. Check out their website for further information for planting and trees in your area. I think this is by far the best site to get your trees. I have had a lot of luck with this site and at the same time you are saving trees and you can get free trees also if you get that membership for just $10 it is just so worth it!!


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Lack of Water
Posted on 08.30.07 by thegardengossip @

I am so sad that for the past couple of weeks it has not rained very much. It is going to be one of those Falls that are just going to be completely colorless. THe tress are already losing their leaves and changing and you can not evne enjoy it because it seems to be just happening so quick. One big rain and wind storm and they will be all off the trees. Not very nice foliage this year.


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Apple Picking
Posted on 08.28.07 by thegardengossip @

I have an apple orchard that I go to every single year and this weekend is the beginning of their annual apple picking season. It is just so much fun to pick your own apples and you know where they are coming from and they really taste so much better than the store shipped apples. So if you can pick your own fruit this year then I highly recommend you do so!


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