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Buying The Best Fertilizer For Your Lawn

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Buying fertilizer can be confusing, spring is when many homeowners begin their fertilizing program. Find out what you need to buy for the best for your .

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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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Peace Lily – What Does a Healthy Root System Look Like?

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Have you ever noticed when paying with cash and using a large bill the cashier usually looks at the bill to make sure it is real and not counterfeit? In fact when teaching money handlers the difference between “real” and “fake” they only show them “real” money and don’t expose them to fake. This way […]

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How To Make Homemade Insecticidal Soap – A Recipe

Homemade insecticidal soap has been used for centuries in the homeowners battle to control pest and bugs on plants. Over a century ago fish-oil soap was a common solution. “Natural control” of pest is not something new in today’s green, eco-friendly world. What Makes An Insect Soap Work Some people believe there is a secret […]

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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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Camellias Pride of the South

In the south Camellias may be planted any time from early November to late March, but due to the normal human desire for quick effects most planting is done in February or early March when the plants are in bloom. While there are few fatalities among the plants due to this late planting, it is […]

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Camellias Japonica and More As Garden Plants

Camellias Japonica and other Camellia varieties are some the most popular shrubs used in landscaping home grounds on the Pacific Coast and in the southeastern states. Due to the normally mild climate of this area it is possible to grow all but the most tender varieties, and even in the most severe winter on record, […]

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Camellias With Few Buds And Other Plant Questions

Question: A while ago I bought several camellias; but not until recently did I notice that the plants had only a few buds. What can I do now to insure a bigger crop of camellia flowers next year? Answer: It’s not the number of buds that determines the plant’s health or value. Some varieties, for […]

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Camellia Planting and Fertilizing

In the Pacific Northwest camellias may be planted either in full sun or part shade. Usually those planted in full sun will have more and larger blossoms, but the blooms on those planted in part shade will last longer. They may be planted in almost any season of the year, but larger ones will receive […]

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