Best Trees For Fall Color

Best trees for fall color

As you walk daily down the street, an alleyway, or through the park throughout the next several months, you will gradually notice more and more of the changing of the season. Some of the best trees for fall colors bring about vivid changes. The most popular way people begin to notice this transformation is by …

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The Camphor Tree – Everything You Need to Know

Ahh, the magnificent and contentious Camphor tree. These trees stay green year long, provide plenty of shade, emit a fragrant minty smell and are just one of those trees you want to go up and give a good hug. The tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and has glossy, dark green leaves. The …

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Trees To Plant Near Sidewalks

Ruby red horse chestnut tree

These are some of the best trees to plant near sidewalks. All of the trees compiled in this list do not typically grow large surface roots, so they can easily be planted in an urban environment, where green spaces are often constricted by asphalt or cement. These trees are also known for being resistant to …

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The Dogwood Tree – A Front Yard Treasure

Seed pods on an evergreen dogwood tree

There is a majestic Evergreen Dogwood that has thrived in my neighbor’s backyard for years before I discovered its existence. On a clear and bright spring afternoon, my good friend Brad arrived with his camera ready to photograph the magnificent blooms. He and my neighbors let me gawk at the beautiful secret tree hiding behind …

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Native Flowers for Butterflies in Sacramento

Plants that attract butterflies thistle

If you want to create a biodiverse and sustainable garden, plant these native flowers for butterflies in Sacramento. When considering which native plants to plant in your yard, why not select for plants that will attract these beautiful fluttering pollinators and create a hub of native color around your home? There are over 1300 butterfly …

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Plants That Attract Butterflies

Plants that attract butterflies eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

If your goal is to create a magical butterfly sanctuary in your own backyard, look no further! These must-have flowering plants that attract butterflies are sure to attract a variety of beauty to your yard, in addition to other native pollinators such as hummingbirds and bees. Some are better at drawing in a specific species, …

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How To Build a Metal Raised Garden Bed

Corrugated metal raised beds for the garden

Growing food in a metal raised garden bed is a crucial step in one of my house goals. I love the zen of combining beauty and function. I was able to turn a pretty ugly portion of the yard into a thing of beauty. After days of deliberation over logistics, size, aesthetics, and cost between …

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The Best Trees to Plant for Small Yards

Venus dogwood tree

These are the best trees to plant for small yards. Having a small backyard doesn’t have to mean giving up on your dreams of a lush, colorful backyard sanctuary. It just requires a little more forethought in your choice of foliage. The solution to your small-yard is as simple as remembering that small yards require …

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Cycads – Prehistoric Plants for Your Garden

Cycad cycas revoluta

Cycads are easy to take care of, fun to look at, and will surely add interest to your backyard landscape. Over two hundred million years ago, cycads could be found in every continent and made up about 20% of the world’s plants. Because they are so ancient, they are known as “living fossils.” These mighty …

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Types of Maple Trees

Types of maples norway maple

A common choice for the art of bonsai and the focal point of Canada‚Äôs national flag, Maple trees belong to the genus Acer and are available in more than 125 varieties. Also called aceretums, maple collections occupy many arboreta and gardens around the world including the Esveld Aceretum in Boskoop, Netherlands; Arnold Arboretum owned by …

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