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Flowering Shrubs for Shade

Flowering Shrubs for Shade | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

It can be hard to find flowering shrubs for shady areas in the garden. This page has some suggestions for plants that will tolerate shade.

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Aquilegia - The Columbine Flower

Aquilegia - The Columbine Flower | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

Here's another lovely flower which comes in a myriad of colour combinations. It's common name is columbine, officially it's called aquilegia. 

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Pesticides: Don't Kill the Good Guys

Pesticides: Don't Kill the Good Guys | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

Our use of pesticides in our gardens might be creating more problems than it solves because we kill the beneficial insects and other animals and not just the pests.

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Flowers Contaminated With Metal Behind Bumblebee Decline

Flowers Contaminated With Metal Behind Bumblebee Decline | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
More than a little evidence has linked pesticides to the alarming decrease in the number of bumblebees in the U.S. New research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests another factor, metal pollution.
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According to experts, there are many reasons for the decline in bees and here is another one - metal contamination. 

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I Love Lilies

I Love Lilies | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

Although some people don't like lilies because they associate them with funerals, they are among my favourite flowers. I love their beauty and their scent.

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My Favorite Climbing Plants

My Favorite Climbing Plants | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

I really like climbing plants like clematis and honeysuckle. They are not only beautiful but they can disguise and cover less than decorative features in your garden like a shed, walls and other utilitarian featues.

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How to Have a Beautiful Garden and Pets

How to Have a Beautiful Garden and Pets | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

There is a way to have dogs and/or cats and a beautiful garden with flowers, fruit and vegetables. Here are some tips for having all this and your pets.

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Gardening Jargon: What It Really Means

Gardening Jargon: What It Really Means | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

Here's a tongue in cheek look at what gardening terms like 'free seeding' and 'vigorous' when applied to garden plants really mean.

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