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Companion Crops for Neon Flash Spirea

Neon flash spirea (Spiraea japonica cv. Neon flash) blooms with reddish-pink flowers through the summer. This deciduous shrub grows to heights and widths of approximately 3-feet and is hardy in the Climate Zones of Sunset 14. It grows nicely with companions that develop in similar circumstances: full sun-exposure and well- draining. Evergreen Shrubs Evergreen shrubs Read more about Companion Crops for Neon Flash Spirea[…]

DIY Maintenance Tips To Make Your Home Appliances Last

Because of today’s tough economic times, more and more consumers know that it takes a lot of effort to stretch a dollar. Other homeowners simply stick to their budgets. As for you, you now have the chance to outsmart them by knowing exactly how to use the things that you have. For example, household appliances Read more about DIY Maintenance Tips To Make Your Home Appliances Last[…]

The best way to Cover a Plastic Laminate Backsplash

Some counter-tops and backsplashes have gone from style or are merely un-attractive although countertop components have come quite a distance in recent years. You will find lots of ways to protect it and update the look of your kitchen or bathroom, if changing the back-splash isn’t an alternative. The materials employed to protect a backsplash Read more about The best way to Cover a Plastic Laminate Backsplash[…]

Maltese Cross Plant Care

Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonica) creates colourful displays of red flowers on long, straight stalks. At maturity, maltese cross reaches a height of 3 feet and grows out to around 15-inches. The rosette-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies throughout mid-summer and early. This flower tolerates many different conditions, and grows nicely in Sunset’s Environment Zones 4 Read more about Maltese Cross Plant Care[…]

The best way to Prune a Angelonia

Narrowleaf angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia), also called summer snapdragon and accessible in the Serena collection, grows in all of Sunset’s Environment Zones. Angelonia grows to one foot wide and 16-inches tall. This drought-tolerant plant likes soil with its own foliage, and excellent drainage and lasts year round in frost free zones. The plant has prolific pink, Read more about The best way to Prune a Angelonia[…]