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Articles on Foliage Houseplants

There’s not a lot still growing outside now, but we can still enjoy greenery indoors. There are a great diversity and overwhelming number of different houseplants grown for their attractive foliage that offer texture, pattern and even color to your interior decor. Read about some common and easy-to-grow foliage houseplants …

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Datura

With coarse foliage and big, dramatic funnel-shaped flowers on large, mound-shaped plants, datura makes a bold statement in the garden. These fast-growing annual or tender perennial herbaceous plants are easily grown as seasonal plants in colder climates. Learn more about these plants that are not only ornamental, but have been used for medicinal, religious, and cultural purposes for millennia in this article…

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Staghorn Fern, Platycerium bifurcatum

With “leaves” shaped like deer antlers arching out from a brown and green shield-shaped base, staghorn fern can be a dramatic decorative accent and conversation starter.  Naturally growing on trees for support and protection, these plants can be a bit challenging to grow indoors, but make fine houseplants with a little effort. Learn about these unique tropical ferns and how to grow them in this article…

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Shooting star, Dodecatheon meadia

With delicate, nodding purple, pink or white flowers that resemble tiny “shooting stars”, Dodecatheon meadia is a charming spring wildflower of moist prairies and open woodlands that adapts well to home gardens. Learn more about this perennial native to the central and eastern US in this article…

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Flora in San Diego

Most people’s image of San Diego is white beaches, palm trees, lush greenery and flowers blooming throughout the year. However beautiful this may be, it isn’t really true California flora. Learn about the native plants of this area and where you can see these as well as the diversity of exotic plants that are grown in San Diego County in this virtual tour of some public gardens and other places in the area.

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Master Gardener Program in Iron County

The Master Gardener Program in Iron County started in 1999. Over 85 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 18 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2019.

In 2018, Iron County Master Gardener Volunteers reported 978 hours of community service, worth a value of over $23,460.

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Master Gardener Program in Lincoln County

The Master Gardener Program in Lincoln County started in 2014. Over 25 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 10 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2019.

In 2018, Lincoln County Master Gardener Volunteers reported 557 hours of community service, worth a value of over $13,368.

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Master Gardener Program in La Crosse County

The Master Gardener Program in La Crosse County started in 1997. Over 361 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 35 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2019.

In 2018, Iron County Master Gardener Volunteers reported 1997 hours of community service, worth a value of over $47,928.

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Master Gardener Program in Kenosha County

The Master Gardener Program in Kenosha County started in 1994. Over 238 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 46 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2019.

In 2018, Kenosha County Master Gardener Volunteers reported 3508.75 hours of community service, worth a value of over $84,210.

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Master Gardener Program in Juneau County

The Master Gardener Program in Juneau County started in 1995. Over 162 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 18 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2019.

In 2018, Juneau County Master Gardener Volunteers reported 946.5 hours of community service, worth a value of over $22,716.

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