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.

How to Solve the Most Common Houseplant Problems

Is your Pothos Ivy no longer lively? Does your Peace Lily look stressed out? If you’re looking for ways to fix the most common houseplant problems (including droopy Dieffenbachias), read on. If your houseplant has lost its spunk, there can be several possible reasons for the conundrum. The most common houseplant problems have to do with water and light, too much or too little, or caused by pests and disease. Environmental Conditions Not enough light- […]

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5 Tips to Taking Care of Orchids in Your Home

Orchids- Exotic and beautiful, these fascinating flowering houseplants add a tropical rainforest feel to your home. If you’re an orchid enthusiast or if you’ve received an orchid plant as a gift, see below for five quick tips for taking care of orchids indoors. What type of orchid do you have? The first step is to determine your orchid’s type, called “genus” in horticulture terms. If you know the botanical name of your orchid, great! But […]

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How to Make Your Christmas Tree Last Longer

Taking the family to choose a fresh, green Christmas tree is one of the joys of the holiday season. But how do you keep your Tannenbaum beautiful and hydrated at home? That’s the question. Read on for tips on how to make your Christmas tree last longer this holiday season. Dry, indoor heating can cause your Christmas tree to shed needles almost immediately. There are several ways to help prolong the freshness of your Christmas […]

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Composting Leaves and Twigs for the Newbie Gardener

If you’re new to gardening, you’ve probably heard about the mysterious process of composting leaves and twigs. Composted leaves, twig and kitchen scraps add vital nutrients to the garden soil. Plus, it’s more eco-friendly than using chemical fertilizers. To create a thriving garden, read on for home composting how-tos and tips: The benefits of compost include: A boost in soil fertility An increase in soil porosity; compost loosens compact dirt and assists with drainage Recycling […]

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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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