Posts in «Gardening» category

You’ll find articles on the most popular gardening topics. Learn how to plant a variety of gardens & maintain them based on the different planting zones across the US.

Grow Ferns Indoors: A Quick Guide to Adding Greenery to Your Home

With their long, feathery fronds and lush, exotic appearance, ferns make beautiful indoor plants. The humidity and moisture from your daily shower make the bathroom the best spot to grow ferns. If you’re interested in growing ferns indoors, in pots, or learning to cultivate ferns from spores, read on: Ferns thrive in humid, moist environments. Some of the best fern varieties to grow indoors are listed below. Button Fern (Pellaea) Holly Fern (Cyrtomium) Boston Fern […]

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2 Quick Fall Crafts to Decorate Your Home

With the leaves starting to change and cooler weather keeping you indoors, it’s the perfect time to get started on new fall crafts. It can be difficult and expensive to pick out home décor at your favorite shopping center. Luckily, it can be so much easier to decorate your home by using things that are commonly found in your backyard. Check out these fall crafts from items that you would find in your backyard! These […]

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Late Summer Gardening Tips for the Home Gardener

In the dogs days of late summer, August or September, your garden and yard may look a little worse for wear. Now’s the time to tidy up, clean up, and consider putting in some late summer vegetables or ornamental plants. Read on for advice about end-of-summer gardening and landscape care. Garden Makeover -Tips for Late Season Annuals and Perennials Deadhead annuals and perennials of spent flowers. Any plants that are tall or leggy can be […]

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The Stickler’s Guide to Growing a Cactus Indoors

Looking for an easy-to-grow indoor plant that requires little watering? Do you like the desert southwest look of succulents? You’re in luck- a small cactus plant is particularly suited to most indoor, low humidity conditions. See below for tips and tricks for growing a cactus indoors. Cacti is a type of succulent, native to North America. Several varieties can be grown as houseplants and each are different in size, shape and color. A few of the […]

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Birdbath- Simple Tips and Tricks for Cleaning

Bird lovers enjoy watching their feathered friends flit about the garden- landing on a birdbath to take a drink or splash a bit. A clean, sparkling birdbath is a welcome site for garden visitors; goldfinch and human alike. Below are hints and tip on how to easily clean and maintain your birdbath. Cleaning a Birdbath: Materials needed: Water Protective gloves (to avoid contamination from fecal matter) Scrub Brush Mild dishwashing detergent or a chlorine bleach and […]

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Bathroom Plants That Thrive, With or Without Sunlight

It can be a bit difficult to find the right type of plants to grow in a bathroom because most bathrooms are high in humidity and low on light. The good news is, these conditions are perfect for tropical plants as well as many other plants. Are you looking for bathroom plants that don’t need sunlight? Adding flair to your bath is easy when you know which plant works best. Bathroom Temperature and Humidity Hot […]

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Berry Garden- Add Summer Flavors to Your Backyard!

Oh, the delicious fruits of summer- strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Who doesn’t enjoy a big slice of strawberry shortcake? Picnic heaven! Planting a berry garden is easy and fun.  Below are a few berry garden tips and ideas for your own backyard berry patch. It’s a berry good idea! Strawberries These bright red delights come in three varieties: June-bearing, everbearing and day-neutral. Strawberries are a hardy perennial that die back in winter, but then grow […]

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Color Changing Plants & Flowers to Add to Your Garden

Color changing plants and flowers can produce a beautiful display in any garden. Some plants will naturally change color as they mature. Other flowers can experience changes in color due to growing conditions or genetic modifications. Color Changing Flowers Several flowers will naturally experience changes in color. In flowers, color changes are an indication to pollinators that the flower has matured past its pollination stage. Weather can also be the reason flowers change colors. Hot temperatures […]

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How to Attract Bees: An Easy Guide to a Bountiful Garden

Bees play a crucial role in maintaining a strong and prosperous garden. Learn how to attract bees to your garden with these helpful tips. Bees are the Earth’s greatest pollinators, and they can improve the health of your garden in several ways. It’s important to understand the difference between native bees and honey bees. Native bees pollinate numerous crops more effectively and thoroughly than honey bees, but they do not produce honey. However, honey bees are […]

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Top 6 Non-Invasive Plants That Thrive in Small Gardens

It can be difficult to plan for a small garden because of the vast options of flowers, plants, and foliage available to gardeners. Finding plants that aren’t invasive and won’t take over the entirety of your garden can be very tricky. These 6 plants will flourish and make a great additions to your small garden. We’ve included flowers, trees, and vegetable plants that are the most ideal to plant in small areas. Landscape Rose This […]

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Attract Birds to Your Garden with a Few Easy Additions

Are you an avid bird watcher? Would you like to see more bird activity in your garden? It’s easy to turn on the welcome sign and attract birds by simply changing up a few things. We detail the best tips to attract more birds to your garden below. Food, Water, and More! To start, one of the best keys to attracting more birds to your garden is providing a bird feeder. Make sure your bird […]

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Indoor Water Garden: the How-to Guide to Decorating with Horticulture

Creating an indoor water garden is a great way to add décor to your home and channel your inner gardener. This unique indoor gardening style will draw the attention of all of your guests! This article lists the basics of water gardening and which plants are best suited for this type of garden. You’ll be glad to learn, adding an indoor water garden to your home is relatively simple! First, find a place in your home […]

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DIY Backyard Wind Decorations

Autumn weather can bring in strong winds throughout the United States. Finding the perfect wind chime or wind spinner that fits your personality can sometimes be difficult. When creating your own wind decoration, you can personalize different elements to suit your liking. Create your own rendition of the DIY wind decorations below and enjoy the views and sounds produced by the windy weather this fall. For a more rustic look, Domestically Blissful’s antique key wind […]

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Common Gardening Mistakes

It can be tiresome to see unsuccessful results from the garden you spent so much time working on throughout the year. Your garden might not be functioning as well as you thought because of a few common slip ups. Check out the most frequent gardening mistakes below! Overwatering or Shallow Watering Watering your plants too frequently can drown out all of the air pockets in the soil. Lower layers of soil can be very wet […]

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How to Reduce Pollen in Your Home

Allergies are in full swing this fall which is understandable with the amount of pollen that is circulating in the air. Pollen makes allergy symptoms outdoors tough to deal with but can also cause havoc indoors as well. Read our tips on how to keep pollen out of your home to reduce allergy symptoms. Vacuum carpeting regularly. Pollen can easily be tracked in from the outdoors and from open doors or windows. You can drastically reduce […]

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Growing Herbs in the Fall

As the cold weather is starting to roll in, it’s the perfect time to finish off your fall gardening. Many people forget that fall can be a great time to plant herbs in their gardens. The herbs that thrive the most when planted during the fall season include: parsley, chives, and cilantro. The cooler weather benefits the herbs because their seeds can be planted a month before the last frost. These types of herbs have […]

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8 Simple Apple Picking Tips

It’s that time of year again where the apple supply has become ample and people are headed out to the orchards again. People don’t always know what to look for when looking for the prime apple to pick for themselves. Use our quick apple picking tips to help guide your trip to the orchard. To tell if an apple is ripe, make sure that it feels firm and does not have any bruises. Don’t focus […]

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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Summer Fun

Summer is an amazing time of year; backyard barbeques, bonfires and lawn games make it a great time to be outside with friends and family. Summer fun can quickly be ruined by mosquitoes. They are a constant nuisance, leaving itchy bumps and they can even carry diseases like the newest issue in the United States, the Zika Virus. Controlling these pests is something that everyone attempts with bug spray, natural DIY sprays, and citronella tiki […]

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Indoor Plants that are Absurdly Easy to Maintain

Everybody loves the sight of a beautiful outdoor scene with an array of flowers, bushes, and trees to capture the magnificence of nature. This warm feeling driven by Mother Nature is something many try to replicate in their homes. Some people have a green thumb, but many of us unfortunately do not, meaning we inadvertently endanger indoor plants in our efforts to grow and maintain them. But don’t get discouraged: you’ll be happy to hear […]

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New Uses For Old Rain Boots

We tend to be sentimental with the smallest of things, though we may find it hard to explain our attachment to them. It is not uncommon for us to connect seemingly insignificant yet profound moments in life with everyday objects such as a special mug or a stuffed animal. Rain boots are no different. Every parent has that fond memory of watching their adorable toddler jumping and splashing in a puddle for the first time. Or […]

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Top Tips for Taking Care of your Spider Plant

No wonder spider plants are so popular: Not only are these willowy beauties a delight to look at—they are also champion air-scrubbers that benefit your home’s air quality. The right type of TLC will keep your spider plant looking great and doing its job. Here’s how to care for your spider plant, so it can take care of you! Spider Plants: The Perfect Houseplant? While spider plants are only able to survive outdoors in very […]

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Boost your Garden with these 8 Fall Planting Ideas

Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean that your green thumb needs to hibernate for the winter. Fall is the perfect time for planting garlic and certain tasty vegetables, as well as perennial flower bulbs that will greet you with beautiful blooms come spring. Read more for 8 ways you can enjoy your garden this autumn! 1: Create a Container Garden Container gardens are like movable works of art that allow you to arrange plants […]

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Check out these 4 Easy Steps to Creating a Beautiful Container Garden

Container gardens are compact, mobile showcases for beautiful blooms and striking foliage. You don’t have to be a master gardener or a landscape architect to craft a container garden that will be the perfect highlight for your outdoor space. Use these 4 simple steps and create a container garden you and your family will love! Why We Love Container Gardens There are so many things to love about container gardens. They need little space, so […]

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Drive Bugs Away with these 10 Pest Repellent Plants

Pests such as bloodthirsty mosquitoes and tomato-destroying nematodes can send you running indoors and keep you from getting the most out of your garden. Chemical repellents are one way to go, but these 10 plants can give you a beautiful, all-natural hand with driving pests out of your garden. Re-claim your territory! 1: Rosemary Rosemary is an aromatic herb that makes a wonderful potted plant. Best of all, mosquitoes don’t like the smell of this […]

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Keep the Summer Fun Coming with Our Top 10 Summer Blog Posts!

Summer is in high gear and it’s time for cookouts, family fun, and relaxing poolside. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite summertime blog posts that are loaded with tips to help you get the most out of your summer. From mouth-watering burgers, to natural mosquito repellants, to top ways to keep cool, we’ve got you covered! 10 Tips to Help you Savor your Summer Summer is time for fun, and we’re here to help! […]

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