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The thistle plant is one of the most persistent and stubborn plants that you are going to come across, and it could wreak havoc on your garden if you are not careful. Known to many people as the Canada thistle or the creeping thistle, it’s a name given to a group of different flowering plants that can be differentiated by their leaves. The plant is also known for the sharp prickles that usually develop on…

The snake plant, also known as the Sansevieria, has become an incredibly popular houseplant over the passage of time. It’s often regarded as the go-to plant for people, especially those who are new to growing them. This is a plant of African origin, and tends to grow upward in the form of spears. The sharp look of the plant is one of the defining features, because it has leaves unlike anything that you might have…

The hibiscus is one of the most popular flowering plants in the world. It belongs to the mallow family of Malvaceae. The member species of this genus are renowned for their large, vibrantly colored flowers that are incredibly showy and stand out from the rest. Most people simply refer to it as the “rose mallow” or the hibiscus. If you are interested in covering your garden with beautiful plants and flowers, the hibiscus should definitely…

The hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants that is incredibly popular. Renowned for its beautiful, colorful flowers and the sheer amount of flowers that it gives off each season, the hibiscus plant can prove to be an incredible addition to your garden. You need to be careful, however, that you take care of the plant, if you want it to flower every year. The hibiscus plant generally does not require a lot of specialist…

When you plant a garden, you want to find the right mix of plants. They should complement each other without being overpowering. Roses are amazing plants, and people often wonder what to plant in the garden with them. You need to consider the aesthetics, as well as plants that will allow for the right growing conditions and plant health. You need to look at finding a companion that improves the soil and deters pests that…

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, but can that really apply to something as delightful as a daffodil? Well, it depends on who you ask and what you want in your lawn. There’s no denying that these little bursts have a way of getting around. That doesn’t mean that they are some of the fastest-spreading flowers out there. On the contrary, there are many species that can spread seeds or…

If you have ever visited the Friendly Confines at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, or even just seen it on TV or any number of pictures depicting one of the oldest baseball stadiums still in existence, you know all about its trademark ivy wall. No other major league stadium has that feature, but have you ever stopped to wonder what type it is – or realize that there are different types of ivy at all? The ivy…

The opening to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebeca features one of the most famous depictions of rhododendrons of all-time as they twist their way around into the Unnamed Narrator’s imagination as she imagines how the famed Manderley estate’s “Rhododendrons stood 50 feet high.” The rhododendrons at Manderley itself are no less imposing, being described as being “twisted and entwined with bracken” as though in an “alien marriage with a host of nameless shrubs” while appearing like…

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