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Spiller-Filler-Thriller

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Spiller-Filler-Thriller

Its as simple as 1-2-3!  There's truly no mystery to creating an eye-catching container planter. You just need to know the 3 perfect ingredients: spiller, filler, and thriller.  A spiller is the splash of mischief that is meant to tumble out of the pot and soften the edges of the design. When container planting it is important to have a spiller that will touch the earth because it signifies being grounded in its identity. Great examples of spillers would include: Sweet Potato Vines, Creeping Fig Vine, Scaevola and Verbenas.  A filler is meant to compliment but not overwhelm the thriller....

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When to Water | Annie's 3 Tips

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When to Water | Annie's 3 Tips

Dear Friends,  To water or not to water, that is the question?  The very best time to water your garden, porch plants, and/or plant babies is early in the morning when its cool yet you can still taste a hint of the sun's heat (I love this feeling). This allows time for the water to seep into the soil without loosing too much water to evaporation in the heat of the day.  Secondly, water your plants closely! There is no value in watering your plants if it is done in a hurry, because the key is to be sure the...

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Cat Whiskers Medicinal Properties

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Cat Whiskers Medicinal Properties

Native to East Asia, the Cat Whiskers, also known as Java Tea, is an unusually attractive plant with glossy green leaves and broadly oblong, compressed flowers with long stamens resembling cat whiskers. This medicinal herb is related to Basil; therefore, its light aroma resembles the household staple.  Through Eastern medicine, a part of the Cat Whiskers plant is used medicinally to treat arthritis, inflammatory-related conditions, kidney and bladder issues. This part of the plant is called Balbas Pusa, which essentially means the leaves. The plant part is converted to dried leaves, tea sachets, capsules and extracts as forms of treatment for...

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How to care for Bougainvilleas

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How to care for Bougainvilleas

Hello Friends!  How do you care for a bougainvillea? That is the question for this week. Well, a bougainvillea is a magnificent shrub with bright colored blooms and oval leaves. It is labeled as a USDA Cold Hardiness plant for Zones 9-11. This plant produces more flowers with the more sunlight it receives. Placing this plant in the shade will not allow the bougainvillea to shine like the star it is supposed to be. Another important component is moderate watering. A common mistake among many plant owners is overwatering their plants. To avoid this mistake, it is important to understand...

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Annie's Blog

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Annie's Blog

Welcome to Annie's Blog! 

This platform has been created to share all the amazing information my parents have passed down to me throughout the years about plants, how to care for them, where to put them, and more.

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