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Lemon Trees in Texas

Lemon tree image by Timo de Looij from Fotolia.comLemons are a favorite citrus fruit, used to flavor many dishes. Their green foliage and bright fruits make an attractive addition to the landscape. With proper attention, lemon trees can be grown quite successfully in many areas of Texas.ClimateBecause lemon trees stay in a continuous state of growth, they are more sensitive to cold and freezing temperatures than other types of citrus trees.
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How to Make Floral Swags

Dried roses image by ILonika from Fotolia.comA floral swag as an alternative to the typical wreath. Either silk or dried flowers can be used, along with branches, twigs and ribbon, and you will save money by making your own compared to buying a swag ready-made. To save more money, you can dry your own garden fresh flowers.
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Flowering Vascular Plants

Plants that produce flowers do so in order to reproduce. All flowering plants are angiosperms and are the latest types of plants to evolve, following gymnosperms by 200 million years.TreesSome trees bloom with beautiful flowers, while others color their flowers green so they are not easily distinguished from the foliage.
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How to Plant a Red Ginger Plant

Sun image by Bube from Fotolia.comRed ginger (Alpinia purpurata) is also sometimes called fire ginger, pine cone ginger and ostrich plume. Reg ginger is recognized by its 12- to 32-inch long leaves and cane-like stems which grow to form a spike-shaped cluster of red flowers. Red ginger plants need a temperature that will remain above 60 degrees F at all times.
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How to Care for Wilting & Browning Begonias

Begonia image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comThe colorful hues of the begonia plant& 39;s flowers can add dashes of energy to your backyard or your potted garden. Give your begonias the proper care to resolve some of the common causes behind these health problems and to restore your begonia collection to lush and colorful health.
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How to Keep Knockout Roses Insect-Free

One of the most attractive aspects of growing Knockout roses is their resistance to pests and diseases. You must stay vigilant against two insects, however, because aphids and Japanese beetles tend to enjoy Knockout roses if you give them the opportunity.Prune the Knockout rose in the late winter or late spring each year to ensure you remove the dead growth.
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List of Most Fragrant Flowers

Gros plan sur roses roses fuschia image by alain zanello from Fotolia.comFragrant flowers stand alone or grow on trees, vines and shrubs. Fill a flower bed with different types of fragrant flowers and enjoy afternoons sitting on a bench nearby with a good read in hand, or arrange them in a container to add natural aroma indoors.
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How to Change the Magneto on a Briggs & Stratton

Comstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesBriggs & Stratton is a small-engine manufacturer whose engines are commonly found on lawn and garden equipment such as lawn mowers, snow throwers, tillers and more. On older Briggs & Stratton engines, the ignition required points and a condenser to generate spark for the spark plug.
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How to Take Cuttings From Rose Bushes

Expand your rose garden with cuttings from your current rose bushes. Rose cuttings in warmer climates do better if they are taken in the fall, while spring is best if you live in a cold area.Prepare your growing medium and rooting compound before you take any cuttings from your rose bushes. Place the root stimulator in a shallow bowl or on a plate, so you can dip the end of the cuttings in it.
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The Best Butterfly Plants

Colorful butterfly on a butterfly bush image by Scott Slattery from Fotolia.comFor a truly enchanting butterfly garden, plant flowering perennials that bloom at different times throughout the growing season. Add rocks to the garden for the butterflies to rest upon, and establish large drifts of the same species of flowers to make it easier for the winged beauties to find their preferred brand of nectar in one place.
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How to Grow Grapefruit Trees

Jopelka/iStock/Getty ImagesOne of the larger kinds of citrus both in tree size and fruit size, grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi, U.S. When grown in areas with hot days and warm to hot nights, grapefruit are sweeter, containing more sugars and less acid.Soil and SpacingSpace standard-sized grapefruit trees 25 feet apart and dwarf varieties 6 to 10 feet apart.
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How to Plant Lupine Seeds

The lupine (Lupinus) belongs to the Leguminosae family. The flowers themselves resemble a sweet pea and are clustered together on tall, dense spikes. They range in color from yellow, white, purple, pink, to various pastel shades.Planting Lupine Seeds OutsideFigure out if you want to wait and plant your Lupine seeds straight into your flower garden (after you’re sure there will be no more freezing temperatures), or if you want to get a start on germinating your Lupine seeds indoors.
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How to Grow Kikuyu Grass

Mow the kikuyu grass to a height between 1 and 3 inches. Cutting it shorter can injure it.In some parts of the country, particularly along the California coast, the state agriculture department has classified kikuyu grass as a noxious weed because of its aggressive growth and invasive habits. Check with your state department of agriculture or your local county extension agent about this before you plant kikuyu grass.
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Butterfly Weed Vs. Milkweed

Monarch butterfly image by Clarence Alford from Fotolia.comCommon milkweed and butterfly weed are two species of milkweed that have much in common. You can grow both types of this milkweed on your own, either in your garden or elsewhere on your land.DifferencesCommon milkweed exists over much of the United States, while butterfly weed grows mainly east of the Rocky Mountains.
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The Lifespan of a Poplar Tree

Winter trees image by Clivia from Fotolia.comPoplar trees can easily reach a towering height of 200 feet with a 40-foot spread. The tree is grown across the United States as a shade tree, windbreak, timber crop or ornamental specimen. One of the oldest living poplar trees in the United States is located in New York City.
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When to Plant October Glory Maple Trees?

Red maple leaf image by Horticulture from Fotolia.comAmerica& 39;s native red maple grows fast; the October Glory red maple cultivar grows faster. Its shiny green leaves blush a rich red in October and hold on the tree for weeks. The ideal time to plant this deciduous tree depends on several factors.
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How to Plant Seeds With a Heat Lamp

Starting seedlings under lights inside gives them a chance to grow strong before planting outside. Some plants, such as peppers, love heat and warm soil, and air temperatures are necessary for the seedlings to grow properly. Heat lamps provide the warmth and light required for these types of plants. Use them to supplement normal grow lights, as using them exclusively may burn and damage plants.
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North Carolina Plant Identification

Dogwood image by rebekah gonzalez from Fotolia.comNorth Carolina is blessed with a wide range of plants. Deciduous forests on the lower slopes are filled with Carolina hemlocks, yellow buckeyes, sugar maples and yellow birch trees. The mountains of western North Carolina are abundant with common plants such as lady slippers, dogwoods and rhododendrons.
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How to Make Compost Quickly

Once the process has begun, do not add more material until the compost has finished curing. Each time you add new waste it must start the decomposition process from the beginning. This will significantly increase the amount of time it takes to achieve finished compost. A healthy compost pile should emit a pleasant & 34;earthy& 34; smell, similar to dark dirt.
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