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by cattleyasource
6 years ago
What is a Pollinator Garden?

A pollinator garden is designed and planted to attract certain types of pollinators to your yard or garden. Learn how to create a pollinator garden.

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
How to Become a Licensed Landscape Architect in Louisiana

Learn how to get a landscape architect license in Louisiana. You must be a licensed landscape architect to in Louisiana to "prepare landscape plans, grading plans, studies, designs, construction details, etc. for a fee." So, you have worked hard in college and earned a degree in landscape architecture. After a little experience, you are ready to take the Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE). Follow these easy steps to get a landscape architect license in Louisiana.

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
How to Pass Section E of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination

Section E of the LARE is the toughest part of the exam to pass the first time. This section is one of two graphic vignette sections on the landscape architect registration examination. You will have to address various graphic vignettes that handle concerns of putting landscape architecture components, decreasing grading impacts, responding to on-site and off-site storm water concerns, and thinking of landforms in three dimensions. With some preparation, you can pass on the first attempt.

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
Endless Summer Ever-blooming Hydrangeas Bloom Summer to Fall

New Hydrangea varieties bloom in early summer and keep blooming through the fall. Older varieties only develop flowers on last year's growth. New varieties develop flowers on both old and new growth. As a result, these new varieties of Hydrangea bloom longer and produce more flowers. Here are some newer Hydrangea varieties that bloom for a long time and are easy to grow.

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
Snapdragon Flower Care and Information

Snapdragons are easy-to-grow, hardy annual flowers that grow well for most people. Snapdragons get their name from their flowers that "talk" when the flower's corolla tube is squeezed. Kids especially love making snapdragon flowers snap!

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
Plant Annual Flowers in Fall for Winter and Spring Blooms in Arizona

Flowers blooming in winter brighten barren gardens with delightful color and fragrant delights. These plants withstand some frost and bloom through the winter and spring. Plant these flowers in the early or mid-fall. Check garden centers and nurseries for transplants starting in mid-September. Many of these flowers can be grown from seed, too. Keep seeds or new transplants moist but not soggy until they are established. Use frost cloth or plastic to protect plants from unusually cold temperatures during the winter, if necessary. Plant some flowers for fall and winter color this year.

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
Hurricane Resistant Trees for Florida and the Gulf Coast

Hurricanes are one of the most devastating natural disasters that affect lots of gardeners and property owners in the Southern and Southeast United States. Every year, hurricanes and tropical storms topple majestic trees and cause heartaches for gardeners. Not all trees are as likely to succumb to the brutal effects of wind as others, however. Select the right trees to improve the chances of your trees surviving the next hurricane. Researchers have found that some trees possess features that help them resist the damaging winds of hurricanes and high winds.

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
Colorful Heat Resistant Flowers and Foliage for the Summer Shade Garden

Color is at a premium in the shade garden. While there are many great shade loving plants in shades of green, there are fewer choices for those who desire colorful flowers and foliage. Here are some plants that feature colorful foliage and flowers to increase the beauty of your shady garden. Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens, 'Dragon Wing' and bedding Begonias add flower color during hot summers while Persian Shield, Caladiums, Pink Polkadot Plant, and Coleus add color to the garden with attractive foliage.

Home & Garden
by cattleyasource
7 years ago
6 Annual Flowers that Survive and Thrive in the Heat of Summer

Summer heat can devastate a flower garden if you plant the wrong flowers. Not all flowers suffer during summer's scorching heat waves however. Here are six colorful annual flowers that can take the heat and continue to produce vibrant flowers all summer long. Some of the flowers offer added benefits of attracting hummingbirds and butterflies for additional color and interest. Featured plants include Blue Mist Flower (Ageratum), Angelonia, Indian Blanket (Gaillardia), Madagascar Periwinkle (Vinca), Moss Rose (Portulaca), and Lantana.

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