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Hibiscus Florist-grade: Shorter, Denser and more compact then patio style

What’s the difference? Springtime is just around the corner and for some of you it’s driving right up your street, so get ready!!!! Our main focus in these plant tips, is caring, growing and maintaining your plants indoors. Hey it’s springtime and it’s time to go outside and get some fresh air. We are going […]

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Neem Tree Oil a Natural Pesticide

Discover a Natural Insecticide for House Plants Did you know that Neem tree oil can be used as pesticide for controlling pests on house plants or as a shampoo for your dog? Face it, no one wants to deal with the subject of pests. However, it is a topic needing attention no matter what type […]

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A Brief Guide to Biennials and Perennials

Biennials are generally very beautiful plants, with most attractive flowers. They are somewhat more trouble for the gardener, since they keep growing during their first year and do not bloom until the second. Their great advantage is that their seeding stage produces new plants which will bloom again two years later, making it unnecessary to […]

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Hydroponic Growing Media Types

Like any plant, those grown in a hydroponic setting require support and water. Because of the name, many of those new to hydroponics will arrive thinking that plants are always grown in water. That is certainly done, but there are many other choices for media. Hydroponics is really just soil-less plant growing, with some other […]

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Fluorescent Grow Lights and the Basement Garden

It is a fact that many plants will bloom with no other light except that from ordinary fluorescent lights – fluorescent grow lights may even produce better results. I tried the experiment last winter in spite of much advice against it. Everyone that I asked said that plants would not thrive and bloom without some […]

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Birdsfoot Violet Soil Preferences

A soil test of the bed where the birdsfoot violets were growing gave a pH reading of 5.9, which is considered slightly acid. It has been written that a soil pH of 6 gives the optimum for growing birdsfoot violets. The soil in one growers garden has a rather low humus content and is a […]

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Garden Snails

Snails will eat their way through anything they enjoy, and often nibble on plants just enough to spoil them for market. Celery is ruined in this way, when it is banked for bleaching. Other vegetables arc eaten after being stored by these snails, who like a cool, damp cellar themselves. Vegetables are not the only […]

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The Fragrant Viburnum – Origins

The fragrant viburnum is a distinctive, tall shrub which may grow as high as ten feet. If grown in full sun and exposure it is very erect, but in a thicket its branches will have a more spreading, and drooping effect. These branches have a tendency to root wherever they touch the ground. The wood […]

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Little Spring Flowering Bulbs

A selected planting of the little spring-blooming bulb flowers can be most rewarding to a winter-weary gardener. Many of these can only be planted during the fall of the year. In referring to them, the term “bulb” is used whether they have true bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes or similar forms of underground “pantries.” Our thoughts […]

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Alaska Cedar Highly Valued For Its Wood

The Alaska Cedar – Chamaecyparis nootkatensis – commonly known as Yellow Cedar, Alaska Cypress, Nootka Cypress, Yellow Cypress, Canoe Cedar, and Sitka Cypress, is a hardy, evergreen tree that is found in the cold, wet climate of the Pacific region, particularly in the coastal areas of Alaska and British Columbia. It is also found in […]

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