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Butterfly Pea

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Butterfly Pea FlowersRecently there has been a fad taking the culinary world by storm. If you have been paying attention you have seen all sort of lavender and different shades of blue dishes coming about.  Contrary to popular belief, these dishes are not colored by food coloring. Instead, there is a flower that is taking the world by storm; this flower is the butterfly pea.  Everyone is obsessed with the color-changing properties, in my opinion, that is the least important thing it does. The butterfly pea is a native of Southeast Asia and has been a part of the cultures...

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Lemon Verbena

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What is Lemon Verbena?  Besides being one of my favorite herbs.  It is a frost, sensitive, deciduous herb.  In My opinion, it is one of the best if not the best herb you can add to your garden.  It is fragrant and has many uses.  Out of all of the lemon scented herbs I grow, this one has the most applications.This herb is native to South America, growing wild in Chile and Peru.  Being native to South America should help you know one thing, This plant will not thrive in the cold.  It is a warm weather plant.  It will...

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Dahlias

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Dahlias

I have a confession; I love flowers.  Don’t let my love of flowers fool you; I am still a G. Now I know there is nothing wrong with loving flowers, but for some reason, people think flowers are feminine. Well, not anymore I am going to do a series highlighting some of my favorite flowers.  I will give planting information, during season and end of season care, pest control and lightly touch on varieties.  Today we are talking about one of my top 5 favorite flowers of all time, better yet my second favorite flower Dahlias. A few reasons why...

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Butterfly host plants

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Are you looking to build a butterfly garden? If so, you need to understand the entire life cycle of the butterflies. Everyone talks about the importance of nectar plants, but are you familiar with host plants?  Whenever you see butterflies visiting your garden, they are looking for nectar and hosts plants. Hosts plants are vital to the success of any butterfly garden. Hosts plants are where butterflies lay their eggs, and they are the only source of food for the caterpillars. Think about that for a second. The butterfly travels around and gathers nectar but will only lay her eggs...

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