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Unsure how much to water to water your plants, how to get rid of dandelions or other weeds in your lawn, then check out these house plant, gardening and landscaping articles.

Why do Leaves Change Color?

The vibrant colors of autumn make this time of year a favorite. You may be wondering why leaves change color. To understand why leaves change color, you need to understand how plants take in nutrients. Plants take water up...

Marigolds – Trivia and Information

Marigolds are fabulous flowers that are easy to grow, relatively problem-free, and quite attractive. There are several varieties and they can grow in just about any climate with proper care. There are a few traits that turn some gardeners...

Holly – Trivia and Information

We all know that holly is used for Christmas decorating. But what else? Most people seem to think they know what it is, but can’t identify it past being a holiday decoration. Holly does have other uses besides being...

How to Kill Dandelions – Removing them Without Harsh Chemicals

Dandelions are the bane of any homeowner’s existence. And getting rid of them is a notoriously difficult task. Years ago, chemical herbicides would be recommended as the first line of defense by just about anyone who had ever wanted to...

Watering Plants with Distilled Water

If you have houseplants, you may want to water them with distilled water. The process of distillation removes minerals and chemicals from water. You are left with clean water that is better for your plants. All plants benefit from...

Gardening Supplies – Buying Rakes and Shovels

Every gardener needs a few tools to help their green thumb. No matter if you are a novice or a seasoned pro, a few tools of the trade will make your hobby or obsession a little easier. Depending on...

Composting – How to Create Organic Soil

There is a secret to growing a magnificent garden. In fact, using the concept can make a novice gardener look like an expert. Composting is the secret to being a victorious gardener. It isn’t hard to do; anyone can...

Poinsettias – Also Know as the Mexican Flame Leaf

When the Christmas season starts setting in, you will find many houses having a common plant adorning their interiors. The vividly colored poinsettia.  Although it looks very colorful, it isn’t a flowering plant. Since it looks pretty and can...

Are Coffee Grounds Good For Your Lawn

Is your yard yellow or patchy in places? Does it lack the zest and appeal of your neighbor’s? A cup o’ joe might just wake up your lagging lawn. Coffee grounds are organic matter that add nutrients to the soil....

Sod – Choosing, Preparation and Planting

Sod is mature lawn that has been grown and cared for by professional grass growers, and is cut into thick sheets or squares (with the roots still in tact). It is then rolled up, transported, rolled out and replanted...

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Ordering Flowers Online

With a passion for flower gardens, you are likely to find the varieties of bulbs, seeds and flowering bushes that are available locally to be limited. If you have a vision for a flower garden that includes certain flowers, substituting may not be an option. If you can’t find...

Watering Houseplants – When and How Much to Give Your Plants

If you want to know the secret to happy, healthy houseplants, look no further than your watering can. Too little hydration will cripple developing vegetation. Too much water can drown plants and promote the growth of mold and disease. Potting medium, humidity and temperature also affect plant hydration and...

How to Grow Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms have sprung up on restaurant menus all over North America. And why not? They have excellent nutritional value and, with their large size, Portobellos are hearty enough for a low fat entrée. I always have Portobellos on hand during barbecue season because they are positively delicious when...

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