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How To Grow All The Succulents You Could Ever Want!

by M.E. Gray

How To Regrow Succulents | A Walkthrough

Succulents are awesome. I don't have the best luck with keeping indoor plants healthy (or alive), but succulents seem to always have my back. They're hardy, they don't mind if you forget to water them for a few days, and they don't require a ton of maintenance. Plus they are just adorable. Additionally, they are also easy to fill your home with for almost no extra cost. All it takes is a little propagation; as in, you can regrow succulents from existing leaves (magic, right?).     

Grow as many succulent plants as you want through the power of propagation!

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10 Perennials You CAN Grow from Seed

by DIY Maven

 

10 Perennials You CAN Grow from Seed

Starting perennials from seed is one of the most cost-effective types of gardening out there. First, seeds are MUCH less expensive than seedlings or mature plants. Second, once you get your perennials growing, they'll come back year after year. Third, you can harvest some of their seeds and plant even MORE perennials. It's a lovely circle of life, isn't it? Anyway....if you think actually GROWING perennials from seed is easier said than done, you might be surprised at this list from Fine Gardening. Their top 10 choices include:

  1. Allium (aka flowering chive, pictured above) grows in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 11. Plant in full sun.
  2. Penstemon, for zones 3 to 10. Plant in full sun to partial shade.
  3. Delosperma (aka hardy ice plant), for zones 5 to 11. Full sun.
  4. Primula (aka primrose), for zones 3 to 8. Full sun to deep shade.
  5. Silene, for zones 3 to 9. Full sun to light shade.
  6. Dianthus for zones 3 to 10. Full sun to light shade.
  7. Draba, for zones 4 to 6. Full sun.
  8. Lupine, for zones 4 to 8. Full sun.
  9. Aquilegia (aka native columbine), for zones 3 to 8. Full sun to partial shade.
  10. Eriogonum (aka wild buckwheat), for zones 3 to 11. Full sun.

For MUCH more information about these plants, including optimal soil conditions and photos of each, visit finegarding.com.

Dianthus gratianopolitanus, photo credit by Jennifer Banner.

 

 

 

 

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