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Care of Caladium plants – Varieties – Overwintering – Flowers – and More

Caladium tubers are one of the stars of a shade garden because of their brightly colored tropical foliage and rare flower appearance. These tips for the care of caladium plants will help you get the most out of them. If you have a shady patio location, caladiums can be grown in pots or containers. In …

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Pruning Hellebores – Tips for Lenten Rose Maintenance

Hellebores are a long blooming perennial plant that needs very little in the way of maintenance but it does get a bit ragged looking at times of the year.  Pruning hellebores will keep your Lenten rose looking its best all year long. What is a hellebore? Hellebore is a herbaceous evergreen perennial plant that has …

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How to Get Rid of Ticks in The Yard – Steps to a Tick Free Garden

Summer is a time for being in the outdoors. But ticks also love the warm temperatures and can be bothersome in your yard and garden. These tips show how to get rid of ticks in the yard as well as a few natural treatment options. Ticks are a nuisance and can be dangerous as well, …

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How to Grow Sedum Morganianum – Growing the Donkey Tail Succulent (with Photos!)

The donkey tail succulent is a lovely plump trailing plant that is great in containers.  Get some tips for how to grow sedum morganianum to make sure that you keep your succulent super healthy. Succulents like sedum are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic houseplants.  Be sure to check …

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Transplanting Forsythia – Tips for Moving Forsythia Bushes or Shrubs

Transplanting forsythia is a good idea if the perennial has overgrown the original planting area.  This task needs some care. These tips for moving forsythia bushes will help with the project. Forsythia shrubs are hardy bushes that are easy to grow and a real show stopper in early spring when their yellow flowers tell us …

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Tips for Buying Succulents – Where to Find Succulents for Sale

Confused about what to look for when buying succulents? This guide will walk you through the process and give tips on what to look for and what to avoid. This post may contain affiliate links. I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you if you purchase through an affiliate link. Succulents are …

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Shoe Planters – Recycled Footwear makes a Great Garden Planter

Some of the most interesting planters and those that recycle items used for other purposes.  These unique boot and shoe planters make great use of old shoes and boots. Some have seen their better day and some look like new but all showcase indoor plants in new and unusual ways. Do you have some old shoes …

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Get Your Garden Ready for Spring – 25 Early Spring Garden Tips & Checklist

April 14 is National Gardening Day. That means it is time to start thinking about ways to get your garden ready with these spring garden tips. Whether you are interested in vegetable gardening or just love to grow flowers, these tips will be helpful April is a special month for gardeners. Not only does it …

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Heuchera Plant Care – Growing Coral Bells for a Shade Garden

Heuchera is a Native American perennial plant that is found all over the country.  It is more commonly known as Coral Bells and comes in many shades of purple, rose, green and variegated varieties.   The plant makes a wonderful display in any shade garden and, although it does flower, it is grown more for the …

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Bonsai Garden – Bonsai Tree Care – Small Trees – Big Impact!

Gardeners often use the term “bring the outdoors inside” when they refer to indoor plants.  Take this term to another level with a bonsai garden. Read on for bonsai tree care tips and more info about this fascinating topic. These mini trees are spectacular in form, have a big impact, and can be grown both indoors …

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Cold Hardy Vegetables Give you a head Start on Spring

Many of us have very cold temperatures going on right now but it’s never too early to plan ahead for vegetable gardening. These Cold Hardy Vegetables are perfect for the cool weather of early spring and good one to think about planting soon. The weather here in NC is unseasonably warm right now, so it …

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Forcing Forsythia Indoors – How to Force Forsythia Blooms

I love anything that gives me a jump start on spring.  Forcing forsythia indoors lets me have the showy yellow flowers of the well known harbinger of spring – forsythia bushes – to enjoy indoors well before they give you their cheery spring greeting outside. Luckily, it is very easy to force forsythia blooms in …

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Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Care – How to Grow Florist Kalanchoe

Flowering kalanchoes are plants that are often seen around the holidays and in the winter months.  The plant is also known as Florist Kalanchoe.  These tips for kalanchoe blossfeldiana care will show you how to care for and get this plant to keep blooming all winter long. Succulents like kalanchoe are drought smart plants that …

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Winter House Plant Care – Taking Care of Indoor Plants During the Winter

Indoor plants are pretty easy to grow during the spring and summer but have a few extra requirements during the cold weather. This guide to winter house plant care will give you tips for taking care of indoor plants during the winter months. Most indoor plants will benefit from being placed outside in a shady …

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Growing Onions indoors – 6 Ways to Grow Onions in Containers

This article shows you how to use onions as indoor plants. Growing onions indoors is a fun project and one that the kids will love to help with.Onions are easy to grow both outdoors and inside.  They are one of those vegetables that we use often and the demand for this means that they are a …

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Winter Flowering Plants – Add These for Cold Weather Color

 Winter flowering plants bring a blast of color to your yard and garden when you need it most – when the temperatures are really cold and not much is growing. It’s cold outside for most of us in the USA, but that does not mean that we have to sit idly by and wait for …

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Attracting Birds in Winter – Bird Feeding Tips for the Cold Months

How does a gardener go about attracting birds in winter?  These bird feeding tips will make sure that your yard is a welcoming place for our feathered friends all year long. Many gardeners try to plant shrubs and flowers that attract birds during the spring and summer. But what about the winter months?  It is …

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Christmas Cactus Blooming – How to Get a Holiday Cactus to Flower Each Year

The sight of a Christmas cactus blooming is one of the joys of the season, for me. This holiday cactus plant is sold with buds on them each year, but how do you get this plant to bloom every year? A Christmas cactus is the perfect seasonal plant to have in bloom this time of …

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Tips for Fall Decorations – Natural and Easy Autumn Decor Ideas

It’s time to welcome autumn with these tips for fall decorations. From easy and simple porch and patio decor and wreaths to table decor, these autumn decor ideas will say hello to the new season in all areas of your home. I love the last change of seasons during the year. The sights and textures …

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31 Creative and Whimsical Bicycle Planters for your Garden and Yard

I love to find ideas about recycling or re-purposing household items in garden projects. Someone else’s trash can always be a garden treasure.  Bicycle planters make great garden accents for both annuals and perennial plants. Many bicycles have baskets or back carriers which are the ideal spot to tuck away some flowers and vines.  The frames …

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21 Pruning Tips for Great Looking Plants

If you study the habits of any gardener who has wonderful looking plants and shrubs, you will know that proper pruning is a key to their success.   These pruning tips will help you make sure that your shrubs and garden plants will look their best, season after season. Done correctly, pruning will add to the …

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Growing Echinacea – How to Care for Purple Coneflowers

If you like the look of cottage gardens, you’ll love purple coneflowers (echinacea purpurea). These tips for growing echinacea will have butterflies, birds and bees flocking to your garden in droves! This easy care perennial draws insects and birds to it, making sure that neighboring plants will have plenty of pollinators all season long. This coarse …

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20 Clever Uses for Baking Soda in the Garden – Make Life Easy!

Baking soda in the garden is often used in various “green cleaning” techniques.  It has so many uses in the house, so it makes sense that it would work outside too. We all know that we should keep a carton of baking soda in the fridge to take away odors. but there are so many …

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