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Best Houseplants for Low Light

Have you ever scrolled through social media and just thought to yourself I wish I could have plants like that in my house? Well good news is you can! There are so many different types of plants and houseplants are increasingly trending with no plans of slowing down. These are the best houseplants for low […]

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How to Grow Blackberry Bushes

Fresh blackberries are the highlight of summer. Juicy, tart, and perfect baked in a pie, they are a must for a home garden. They aren’t difficult to grow, and the reward of fresh berries every year is priceless. You don’t even need an ample garden space; there are varieties on the market today that grow […]

How to Grow a Pomegranate Tree

Pomegranates are a rare delicacy that has always been a bit hard to get since they require a little more effort than your general plant. Their seeds are delicious; also called arils, but are not the only thing these fruits are desired for. They also have a famous reputation when it comes to their thirst-quenching […]

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How to Winterize Trees and Shrubs

Temperatures are falling, colors are changing, holidays are passing, and winter is approaching. Before you hunker down and settle in for the season, you should consider how to keep winter trees safe. While nature has built in some organic winterizing processes, there are also steps you can take to learn how to winterize trees and […]

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Best Front Yard Trees

Choosing the best trees for your front yard is important because it’s a long-term decision. Given the long lives of trees, you should make sure you understand the purpose you want your front yard trees to serve, as well as the details of the trees you choose. For example, you need to know the tree’s […]

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Plant Hardiness Zones

About Those USDA Climate Zones The familiar United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone Map is based on the average annual minimum temperature for each zone. Needless to say, some years a zone will get a minimum temperature lower or higher than the average. Nevertheless, the average minimum temperature is a fairly good indicator for […]

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All About Fertilizers

Of the more than 115 chemical elements in the periodic table, only 16 are sure to benefit plant life. These are essential nutrients. (There might be others that we don’t know about, but surely they must be needed in very small quantities and are probably never lacking.) Carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H) are […]

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Basic Pruning for Shrubs and Trees

You may be wondering how to prune trees or how to prune a rose bush? We prune our young trees and shrubs to control their size, shape and scale within our landscape. Proper pruning also stimulates flowering and fruit bearing and helps to keep shrubs and trees healthy and vigorous, thus reducing the likelihood of […]

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Frost and Cold Protection

Frost and Cold Protection Frost is the enemy of most flowers and some leaves. A dusting of frost can kill blossoms and even the leaves of many kinds of plants. Frost forms on surfaces when the temperature goes below water’s freezing point of 32°F (0°C). Note that the temperature at ground level and on plant […]

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Meyer Lemon – Improved, Sweet & Tasty

With its glossy dark green leaves, fragrant pink-tinged blossoms, and bright orange-yellow lemons, the Meyer lemon deserves a place in your life! Long an obscure specialty of fruit collectors and farmers’ markets in the citrus belt, the Meyer lemon has recently gone mainstream thanks to Martha Stewart and her Meyer lemon recipes. Today, Meyer lemons […]

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Indoor Plants that Clean the Air and Remove Toxins

The winter months still upon us, it’s easy for your green thumb to grow restless with lack of time spent outdoors. Lucky for you (and your green thumb), investing in some indoor landscaping is an excellent way to pass those long, dreary winter days and—as if you need any added bonus to get excited about […]

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Hot Potato!

Consider the potato: round, brown (typically), and a staple on most tables. If you believe the Earth is round and the sky is blue, then chances are you’ve consumed a potato. Predating the New Testament (somewhere between 8000 and 5000BC), the potato was first domesticated in the region of modern-day southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. Today there […]