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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...

Tips for Successful Germination

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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...

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...