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Don’t let soggy soil bog you down — these 16 perennials don’t mind wet feet and provide a steady succession of blooms as well as attractive foliage.
From traditional cultivars to newer, longer — and larger — blooming ones, versatile Japanese spireas (Spiraea japonica cvs.) will work in any garden.
Begonias can flower continuously from June until frost, have blooms lasting over a week, are super easy to grow and come in just about every colour.
The optimal planting time depends on what you’re planting. Perennial plants are best planted in spring, but it’s better to plant peonies in the fall.
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Tips on caring for poinsettias. Once, holiday poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were always red. But now there’s beautiful pink, white, plum, cranberry.
Tips on decorating with greenery from Hilary Bellis. Bring fresh greenery and branches into your home to use in vases, garlands and wreaths.
If you still have some bulbs to plant, try growing them in containers indoors. Forcing bulbs provides mid-winter blooms.
Christmas cactus are easy plants to grow, and most problems are related to flowering. They need a slightly dry, cool and dark resting phase in autumn.
Winter containers use branches from shrubs and trees to add colour and texture for winter arrangements that will last until spring.