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Woodland Tulip Plants – How To Grow Woodland Tulips In The Garden

Replacing your hybrid tulips every few years may seem a small price to pay for their bright spring flowers. But many gardeners are happy to find woodland tulip plants (Tulipa sylvestris), a type of tulip that naturalizes readily in appropriate sites. What are woodland tulips? These are 16th century heirloom plants with bright yellow flowers perfect for wildflower meadows as well as garden beds. For information about growing woodland tulips, including tips on woodland tulip care, read on. What are Woodland Tulips? There are so many tulip varieties out there in a rainbow range of colors that it’s possible you’ve never heard of woodland tulips. They are an old variety of bulb flower with brilliant butter-colored flowers that make themselves right at home in your garden. Woodland tulip plants begin as bulbs, just like other tulips. But these are wildflower tulips with distinctive yellow, lemon-scented flowers. The petals are pointed

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Concrete Planter Ideas – How To Build Concrete Flower Pots

There are many creative garden ideas out in the world. One of the most family friendly and fun is making cement planters. The materials needed are easy to get and the cost is minimal, but the results are as varied as your imagination. Whether you want traditional round concrete flower pots or snazzy rectangular planters, the sky is the limit with a little cement and know how. Concrete Planter Ideas Concrete doesn’t seem to be a medium that translates in the natural garden, but it can add some interest and inspiration with your creative touches. Plus, it is easy to work with and can even be tinted to suit personal preferences. You can customize them to almost any size, with concrete planter ideas that are grandiose or diminutive cuties for succulents and smaller plants. We’ll walk through some basic DIY cement planters that will inspire you and give you the

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Using Old Windows For Cold Frames – How To Make Cold Frames Out Of Windows

A cold frame is a simple lidded box that provides protection from cold wind and creates a warm, greenhouse-like environment when the sun’s rays enter through a transparent covering. A cold frame can extend the growing period as long as three months. Although you can easily purchase a cold frame, many gardeners prefer to construct DIY cold frames from repurposed windows. Making cold frames from windows is relatively easy with a few basic woodworking tools, and window cold frames can easily be constructed to serve your particular needs. Read on to learn the basics of how to make cold frames out of windows. DIY Cold Frames from Windows First, measure your windows for cold frames. Cut boards for the sides, allowing the window to overlap the frame by ½ inch (1.25 cm.). Each board should be 18 inches (46 cm.) wide. Join the wooden pieces, using steel angles and ¼-inch

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Apricot Vs. Armenian Plum – What Is An Armenian Plum

The Armenian plum tree is a species of the genus Prunus. But the fruit called Armenian plum is actually the most commonly cultivated apricot species. The Armenian plum (commonly called “apricot”) is the national fruit of Armenia and has been cultivated there for centuries. Read on for more Armenian plum facts, including the “apricot vs. Armenian plum” issue. What is an Armenian Plum? If you read up on Armenian plum facts, you learn something confusing: that the fruit actually goes by the common name of “apricot.” This species is also known as ansu apricot, Siberian apricot and Tibetan apricot. The different common names attest to the ambiguity of the origins of this fruit. Since the apricot was extensively cultivated in the prehistoric world, its native habitat is uncertain. In modern times, most trees growing in the wild have escaped from cultivation. You can only find pure stands of the trees

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