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Germination Period for Almonds

Although you probably think of these as nuts, almonds are actually a type of stone fruit. They climb in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8, however, need specific environmental conditions to fruit successfully. These trees are susceptible to spring frost, need wet soils, and blossom just in cold, rainy weather. California …

The way to Prune Sedum

Sedums, numerous species, hybrids and cultivars within the genus Sedum, are commonly called stonecrop. They’re drought-tolerant perennials prized across U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10, although specific cultivars generally have smaller growing ranges. Bigger varieties of this plant, also called showy sedums, grow in clumps, producing flowers attractive to bees, butterflies …