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Benefits of Citronella

You may have heard of citronella candles or using citronella for repelling mosquitoes, but there is so much more to the citronella plant. This fragrant herb has many benefits beyond repelling insects and there is more than one type of citronella plant. Read on to learn about the benefits of citronella.
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Trees That Flower In Summer

Spring flowering trees are pretty easy to find, but if you want trees that flower in summer you will have to look a little harder. While they are harder to find, summer flowering trees are worth the extra effort. See our list!
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Most Colorful Maple Trees

Maple trees are some of the most popular ornamental and shade trees and for good reason. They are easy to grow, requiring little to no maintenance once they are established. They are also exceptionally beautiful. The most colorful maple trees are Japanese maples and red maples. These maple tree varieties have exceptional color throughout the year or in fall. Find out our top picks.
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How Fast Do Redbud Trees Grow

Redbud trees are beautiful flowering trees that mesmerize us with their stunning sweetpea like blooms that thoroughly cover the canopy of these trees in early spring. They also boast pretty heart-shaped leaves. Most redbud trees are large enough to provide some nice shade, but small enough to comfortably fit in a small yard. There are also some amazingly gorgeous dwarf redbuds that are perfect for the smallest spaces. These pretty trees are very adaptable and easy to grow. Once established, they rarely require maintenance. They grow fairly fast for a smaller tree but this varies between the types of redbuds.
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Landscaping Ideas Under Oak Trees

For landscaping under oak trees, choose plants that enjoy shade and are drought tolerant. Most grasses will not be suitable for this task. Creating an understory bed of perennials or small shrubs is your best bet. Avoid planting too close to your oak tree’s trunk unless you are using very small or shallow rooted plants. Even with smaller plants, be sure that you dig gently to ensure you aren't hitting your tree’s roots. Let’s beautify gently! Be sure not damage any roots when planting. 

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Year Round Plants For Landscaping

There are endless possibilities when it comes to landscaping plants, but what about having a beautiful yard for the entire year? Year round plants for landscaping offer beauty even during winter. The most obvious plants that offer winter interest are evergreens. But there are some other great landscape additions that add color or unique flair in winter that you may not have considered. 
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Plant A Tree For A New Baby

Planting a tree has so many benefits. From simply adding value, beauty, or shade to your yard to improving the environment and cleaning the air. Planting a tree is good for you, your child or grandchild, the environment, and your home. 
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Dwarf Magnolia Trees

Ahhhh, magnolia trees. They are beautiful, fragrant, and majestic. The large scented blooms are stunning and make these trees highly sought after. Did you know that magnolia trees are ancient? They have been around for millions and millions of years. This explains why these flowering trees are so hardy and adaptable. Many magnolia trees grow to immense heights, but most of us can’t fit these huge trees in our yards. Enter dwarf magnolia trees. Get your magnolia fix in a compact package perfect for your yard.
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Climbing Plants With Flowers

If you want to transform a bare wall or an unattractive old fence, climbing plants with flowers may be just what you need. These vines can completely mask an unwanted site and add loads of beautiful blooms and color. They can also be used as groundcovers to climb up or down slopes, hills, and even rock features.
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