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Why is my Agapanthus Not Flowering?

The show-stopping flowers of Agapanthus are a spectacle to look forward to every summer. The multiples of lily-shaped flowers burst out in the air like fireworks, defining the summer flower garden. When they don’t show, it is devastating. Agapanthus is a low-maintenance plant, a garden favorite because of its easy-going nature. But, even though they […]

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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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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants

In addition to sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and oxygen, plants require certain elemental nutrients to survive and grow. Macronutrients are needed in relatively large amounts. These essential plant nutrients needed by plants are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (the NPK on fertilizer labels), and calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. Micronutrients are no less important, but are needed […]

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Let’s Break it Down: Types of Fertilizer

In the gardening world, there’s a lot of talk about using fertilizer. While it’s widely known that fertilizer is important, many people feel lost when it’s time to fertilize trees. There are many different types of fertilizer (both organic and inorganic), so it can definitely be a confusing and overwhelming topic, as there are many […]

Autumn Leaves

3 Tips for Fall Tree Care

Fall is a beloved season for many reasons, and one of those is the beauty of fall foliage coming in shades of orange, yellow, and red. But beyond the beauty, did you know that autumn is an important season for fall tree care tips? Being nestled between summer and winter means that your trees have […]

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What We Need to Know About Tree Roots

A Tree’s roots serve two important functions: They anchor the tree in the soil so that its photosynthesizing parts (the leaves) are elevated and exposed to the sun; and the absorbing roots also take up the water and minerals that the tree uses to make carbohydrates for food and proteins for everything else. (Roots also […]

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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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Indoor Plant Care Guide

What makes a good indoor plant? Mainly, one that can tolerate dry air and low light levels. It takes good indoor plant care to keep indoor houseplants thriving. Plants are meant to be outside… there are certain species that have adapted to life indoors with the right growing conditions. Many of our most popular houseplants […]

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Perfect Plants’ Quick Tips For Fall

Now that you have planted your fall vegetable garden, are enjoying the last of your summertime veggies, and are ready to relax in the cooler days of autumn, there are still a few things you might want to do before winter sets in. Fall is the best time to look for bargains at your local […]