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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.

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Four Easy-To-Grow Flowering Plants That Smell Wonderful At Night

by Kent George

Your backyard is an oasis of peace and relaxation.  Planting fragrant shrubs and plants near your seating area can enhance that experience.  If you frequently lounge in your backyard at night, you can plant flowering plants that emit fragrance in the evening.  Here are the four best easy-to-grow and low-maintenance night bloomers.

1. Moonflowers

This is a very easy-to-grow perennial climbing vine with large, gorgeous, white or purple flowers.  You can grow these on a fence, a trellis, or any other vertical support.  The fragrance is similar to gardenias and it starts to emit the scent in the late afternoon.  You can grow moonflowers in the sun or the shade, but more blooms will appear in full sun.  In warmer climates, it will self-seed and grow back in the spring.  In cooler climates, you can bring the plant indoors or treat it like an annual.

2. Evening Primrose

If you are looking for a hardy perennial that will survive high heat and drought, the evening primrose is a great choice for you.  This variety likes a dry soil and full sun and produces bright yellow flowers with a citrus fragrance.  Avoid over watering the plant to keep it healthy and mold resistant.  All parts of this plant, including the roots, are edible, and you can even use the seeds to create your own evening primrose oil.  There are many benefits ascribed to eating this plant, such curing headaches, healing bruises and minimizing mood swings.

3. Night-Blooming Jasmine

No discussion about fragrant plants can ignore this intoxicating shrub.  Night-blooming jasmine features clusters of star-shaped flowers and thrives in full sun.  You can plant it in a container and bring it indoors before the first frost and it will keep blooming throughout the winter.  Make sure to plant in well-drained soil and apply slow release fertilizer on a monthly basis.   If you leave it outside, apply mulch in the winter to protect the roots.

4. Flowering Tobacco

If you want a plant that's fragrant all day long, then look no further than the flowering tobacco plant.  This annual has a sweet musky fragrance and will be more fragrant at night than during the day.  Plant flowering tobacco in full sun for a large display of purple, white, and pink flowers and make sure to water it frequently.  Keep deadheading the flowers to encourage re-blooming all season long. 

Every backyard can benefit from a fragrant garden.  Make your evenings magical by planting your favorite scented plants all around you. For more landscape tips, contact a company like The Hilltop Landscape Architects & Contractors.

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