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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...

Does Smoke Affect House Plants?

Smoke, which is a combination or mixture of gases, organic compounds and particulate matter, causes plants to drop leaves and causes epinasty, which is a downward curvature of leaves, due to its ethylene content. Ethylene causes lateral swelling, reduces...

Buying Seeds Online – Planting a Garden

One of the biggest temptations for an avid gardener is browsing online. And not just browsing anywhere, but on gardening websites and heirloom seed dealer pages. How can one resist all of those alluring descriptions and promises of great...

Growing Herbs Indoors

Whether you are a gardener or a gourmet chef, you are bound to be hooked on having fresh herbs at your disposal. If you haven’t got into the herb craze yet, you are missing out. In modern recipes, you...

How To Make Flowers Last Longer

A little extra care makes any flower arrangement - or fresh bouquet - last longer. Part of the appeal for fresh cut flowers is the fact their beauty is fleeting... it makes them all the more precious to us;...

Did You Know That Flowers Speak

There’s little doubt that flowers are beautiful, many have perfume aromas that stir the senses, and the act of giving and receiving flowers is woven into the very fabric of our culture. But did you know each flower has...

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,...

Tips for Successful Germination

Germination is the most difficult part of growing plants, especially for new gardeners. There are many advantages to growing your garden from seeds, especially if you are growing a vegetable garden. Seeds are less expensive and you will find...

Treating Acidic Soil – What is the Condition of your Soil

The soil is a major consideration in the health and success of your garden. If you will be planting a garden, you will want to have the soil tested. A common problem in home gardens is acidic soil. Most...

Selecting Potting Soil – A Staple for Growing Plants and Flowers

No gardener can have a green thumb without a little help. That help, okay, maybe it is a lot of help, comes from the soil in which the plants grow from. Even the best of plants and bulbs will...

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Planting Broccoli – A Nourishing and Versatile Vegetable

If you want easy access to a healthy vegetable that most anyone will eat, planting broccoli in your garden is second to none. It is extremely nourishing and has versatile serving options. It is simple to produce and easily stored. It is truly a vegetable that you can enjoy...

Easter Lily Bulbs – Buying and Planting the Bulbs

Easter lilies may look prissy, but they are not the high-maintenance beauty queens most people think they are. In most regions of the United States, zones 4-9 in fact, lilies can thrive. Otherwise known as Lilium longiflorum, the tall, white, graceful blossoms decorate mother’s tables and adorn alters through...

Growing Pumpkins – Great for Pies and Halloween

There’s a reason pumpkins resemble balls of sunshine – because they require so much of it. The sunnier their location, the better. Tales of monster squash at the Alaska State Fair are absolutely true. Veggies there gain their colossal size because the days are so long during their growing...

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