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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...

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...

What Do Worms Eat – It all Depends on Where they Live

What worms eat depends in part on where they live. Worms can live closer to the surface or much deeper underground. On the surface, worms eat a variety of organic materials, such as dead grass and leaves that have...

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,...

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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 the elongation rate and, as opposed to normal vertical growth,...

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; and yet ironically we wish for them to last longer! Fortunately...

Underground Sprinklers – The Key to a Beautiful Lawn

Everyone wants to have a good-looking lawn, one that is lush and green without weeds, bare spots or dying grass. A lawn that is healthy, mown and perfectly edged can give a feeling of envy to most people. Everybody wants one, but achieving a well cared for lawn can...

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