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Why is my Bougainvillea Dropping Leaves?

Bougainvillea, otherwise known as Nyctaginaceae, are vibrantly colorful plants. They were discovered by explorer Louis A. de Bougainville in the middle of South America, way back in the 1700s.  Over recent years the bougainvillea has become more popular than ever, especially in places where droughts are common, such as California or Arizona. Their newfound popularity …

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Why is my Bougainvillea not Blooming? The Answer

The bougainvillea is the national flower of Grenada, which is popularly grown in warm climate countries across the world.  They are categorized as evergreen climbers, typically flowering from summer to autumn. They are a great addition to any garden, boasting a plethora of brightly saturated blooms.  Most believe that it is the flower itself that …

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Do Ponytail Palms Flower? This Will Surprise You!

Ponytail Palms (Beaucarnea recurvata) make terrific house guests. They’re a firm favorite to grow as a Bonsai tree too.  The leaves grow in clumps, eventually draping gracefully over the browny-gray trunk that shapes itself into an elephant’s foot.  Hence the nickname, Elephant’s Foot plant. But, will it always stay that way, or will it produce …

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14 Best Plants for East Facing Gardens: Nr. 2 Is Our Favorite!

Are you an early-riser? Then you will know how lovely an east-facing garden can be when it gets the first sun rays of the day.  Many plants thrive in east-facing gardens. These are plants that love the partial shade and need to be protected from the hot afternoon sun. Don’t think that you’re at a …

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