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Pomegranate fruit

How to Grow Pomegranate Plants from Seed

Sandy asks, “Can I grow a pomegranate plant from seed?”

Yes, you can grow pomegranate plants from seeds; though if the seeds came from a hybrid plant, the fruit may not be identical. Read on to find out how.

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Flowers on crabapple tree

Problem Growing Grass Under Crabapple Trees

Jean asks, “We’ve been having trouble getting grass to grow under our flowering crabapple tree. Is it emitting something that kills the grass?”

Crabapples aren’t known for emitting a chemical that kills grass, but it can be hard to grow grass under trees. Read on to find out more.

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Camellia bush growing in full sun.

Growing Camellias in Full Sun

Betty asks, “Are there any camellia varieties that can tolerate full sun?”

Camellias do best in partial shade, but there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of success when growing them in full sun. Read on to find out more.

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White blooms on oakleaf hydrangea.

Go Native with Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Oakleaf hydrangeas offer year-round beauty with seasons of blooms, foliage, and peeling bark. Not only are oakleaf hydrangea gorgeous, they’re low-maintenance and easy to grow. Read on to find out how to grow native oakleaf hydrangeas in your yard or garden.

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Holly bush with bare branches.

Pruning Bare Branches on Holly Bushes

Judith asks, “I recently planted a pyramidal-shaped holly bush, and the lower branches are pretty bare. Can I prune them to encourage new growth?”

Holly bushes can lose leaves for a number of reasons, from diseases to environmental factors. Read on to find out more.

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Giant pampas grass at Biltmore Gardens.

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses in Your Yard

Ornamental grasses can add a touch of grace and beauty to your landscape – especially as other plants begin to die back in fall, leaving the gorgeous seed plumes to wave and rustle in the breeze. Read on to find out how to grow ornamental grasses in your yard.

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Crape myrtle bush blooming

How to Grow Crape Myrtles in Cold Climates

Lois asks, “Can I grow a crape myrtle indoors in a cold climate as a houseplant?”

Crape myrtles aren’t suited to grow as houseplants, since they need a period of winter dormancy. However, there are ways to grow crape myrtles in colder climates. Read on to find out how.

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Broken branch pruned back on Bradford pear tree

How to Deal with Broken Branches on a Bradford Pear Tree

Carmen asks, “A large limb has ripped off my Bradford pear tree, leaving a huge gash in the trunk. What should I do?”

Once a tree splits and damages the main trunk, it can be very hard to heal; but read on to find out the steps you can take.

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