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Stephanotis floribunda is known more commonly as Madagascar jasmine or simply Stephanotis. Sometimes it is called bridal wreath. Stephanotis is a tropical plant that grows as a twining vine. It is characterized by waxy white, long-lasting, highly fragrant flowers and dark shiny green leaves. Mealybu
If you have an apple tree, or would like to have one, there are a couple tips to follow to make sure you get nice, disease-free apples. If you love apples or make apple pie frequently, plant a couple of trees. Apple trees take a while to grow and produce fruit, so make sure you're in it for the long
Next to flushing the toilet, showering and taking baths account for most of the 80 to 100 gallons of water per day used by the average American, according to statistics from the U.S. Geological Survey. To reduce water consumption, the public has been encouraged to replace baths with showers as a cos
The Sirius "Stiletto" line of electronics includes portable receivers capable of picking up signals from SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Stiletto 2 and the Stiletto 100 are just two of the models in the line. Though all Stilettos can allow you to listen to your favorite satellite radio channels, they
Yarrow is one popular perennial that grows well in Utah.Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesUtah is a large Western state with a diverse climate. It is a desert state; plants in Utah should be drought tolerant and low maintenance. Summers are warm and pleasant, and winters see snow frequently...
Rosemary has lavender and white flowers.rosemary image by Denis Plaster from Fotolia.comRoses are among the most recognized and most popular flowers in the world. The Greek poet Sappho called the rose the queen of flowers, and the title is still in use. Companion plants for any plant are...
Fruit trees are most vulnerable to frost damage in the early spring, when the new buds are just emerging and shoots are young and tender. A hard frost will freeze the water in the cells, which causes them to expand and burst the cell walls. It is not only dangerous to the fruit, it can kill or cripp
The hibiscus syriacus "Ardens" is a hardy hibiscus standard that has lavender-pink flowers and maplelike green leaves. The plant grows up to 5 feet tall with a canopy spread of up to 2 feet. Hibiscus is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 5 to 8; growing this plan
Fall blooms in New Jersey expand the array of colors in the landscape.meadow-saffron violet flower image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comSeptember s a transitional time when gardeners try to coax their summer successes to hold on for just a little longer, at the same time that they...
The yellow, maroon, red and orange blossoms of a chrysanthemum are a sure sign that fall is approaching. A member of the daisy family, a potted chrysanthemum will add a pop of color on your front porch, patio or balcony. With a little bit of care throughout the spring and summer season, your chrysa
Tulips signal the arrival of spring.red and yellow tulips image by Jorge Moro from Fotolia.comPeople in cold weather climates, particularly, look forward to spring because it is the time of year when everything begins to turn green and flowers and trees start to bloom. No matter what...
In order to germinate cucumber seeds before the planting season, they need to be started indoors in late March or April. To improve germination, the seeds need to be cooled before you germinate them. Cucumber seeds will germinate within seven to 10 days after you sow them. The germinated seeds then
Red leaves are an indicator that the seasons are changing and that winter is around the corner. Many temperate climates throughout the world are home to trees and shrubs that turn red during the autumn months. Some red leaves remain on the trees for months, while others fall off in just a few short
Potato plants are grown by planting pieces of potato containing at least one eye, from which the new plant grows. The potato is part of the nightshade family along with tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Potatoes are often misunderstood to be roots, but they are "tubers" or underground storage systems.