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Dr. Rick Visits The Conifer Garden At The Atlanta Botanical Garden

Catherine Moomaw, the curator, gives Dr. Rick a tour, pointing out
Conifers that grow in the South.

Tropical Plants with Parker Andes

A hot new trend is utilizing Tropical Plants in our yards and gardens.
The foliage and vibrant colors make a stunning statement. They are
typically pest free and grow great in the hot summer months. Some of the plants shown are: Red Vein Banana (grows to 14 feet tall), Elephant Ear - Jet Black Wonder (the more sun it gets the darker it gets), Canna
"Black Knight," Blackie Sweet Potato, Persian Shield, Purple Fountain
Grass, Crocosmia "Lucifer" (vivid red), and Canna "Bengal Tiger."

Container Planting and Maintenance with Helen Phillips

Container gardening allows us to introduce shades, accents, color and
interest throughout our landscape, decks and paths. Once planted they
need to be maintained. As the season winds down maintenance must be addressed. Helen shares her ideas for planting and maintaining these beautiful containers.

Dr. Rick Introduces Us To The Hardy Ice Plant

If you're looking for something different, try the Hardy Ice Plant. It
thrives in full sun and well drained soil. It will make a beautiful
addition to your yard.

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By Monrovia Nursery Company
Photographs by Doreen Wynja for Monrovia

Monrovia has put together a list of their top 10 flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs that can bring life and cheer to you garden ASAP. For an interesting article, click here .

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