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House Plants Going Back in Time

The variety of house plants you can grow indoors is amazing. However, this article was written over 50 years ago and shows the true variety of houseplants people use to grow indoors and was available to them. The question is… do we have that same variety available today? You’ll notice that these indoor plants are […]

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What Does Cold Damage On Tropical Plants Look Like?

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When the first little bit of cool weather hits it’s a nice change from the summer heat. The problem is we forget! We forget to bring in our tropical plants what enjoyed the summer outside. The cold front got things a little more “chilled” then we expected. Now that a few days have gone by […]

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7 Ways To Use Baking Soda In The Garden

Baking soda is a vital part of green cleaning and has so many uses in the house, but what about the garden. Here are 7 ways to use it in the garden. 1. Make a Non-Toxic Fungicide Mix 4 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 gallon of water. Use on roses for black spot fungus […]

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Garden Landscaping – A Great Way To Update A Backyard

Garden landscaping is a great way to update a backyard. Giving your backyard a makeover will certainly improve your homes appearance and add value at the same time. Planting new flowers and updating your landscape will add beauty to your home and make a better place for you and your family to spend time in. […]

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Other Plant Questions

Question: What’s the best way to keep house plants from becoming covered with a white film? I would like my plants to be clean and fresh looking. Answer: A white film on house plants is a common problem wherever the water is alkaline. It’s a good idea to rinse the foliage at least once a […]

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Spring Maintenance For Your Bermuda Grass

In this video from Sod Solutions you’ll learn the simple maintenance steps to prevent weeds, insects and lawn disease to set your bermudagrass lawn up for success this spring.

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Climbing Plants – For Privacy and Beauty

Amateur gardeners have neglected some of the best climbers that are grown quickly in almost any climate. One that is seldom seen, in spite of the fact that it was introduced into our country from Japan 100 years ago, is the climbing hydrangea. It bears splendid tresses of white flowers in July and August, and […]

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Tell Me The Secret Of Forcing Hyacinth Flowers

Question: Tell me the secret of bringing hyacinth flowers up high when forcing them indoors. For several years I have started bulbs in October; they root well, leaves come up an inch or two, but the blossom just peeks out of the bulb, a little of it opening. Can you give me suggestions? Answer: Poorly […]

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Tiny Gardens Surge With Color From Spring To Fall

Tulips start the long color season for the small garden that might be placed beside a building, along the back fence or used as a link between your terrace and lawn. Periwinkle and candytuft bloom with the tulips, while the irises, daylilies and other perennials are breaking through the soil in early spring. Blue bearded […]

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Home Greenhouse to Endless Outdoor Bloom Parade

Inside the home greenhouse, locked within the spring-like atmosphere, is the potential for an endless parade of outdoor bloom. In range and magnitude the flower power inside can far surpass the display contained within a greenhouse at any given period. The gardener holds the key which will unlock this potential, provided they knows how to […]

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