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Why do Leaves Change Color?

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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...

Watering Plants with Distilled Water

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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...

Composting – How to Create Organic Soil

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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...

Does Smoke Affect House Plants?

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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...

Buying Seeds Online – Planting a Garden

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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...

Growing Herbs Indoors

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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...

How To Make Flowers Last Longer

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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…...