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How to Take Care of a Poinsettia – Holidays and Beyond

Seeing poinsettias in your local garden and grocery stores is a sure sign that the holidays are right around the corner. Poinsettias along with Christmas cactus are a welcome sight in December. For me they conjure up images of cozy, softly-lit rooms, yummy aromas of ginger baked cookies, and a beautiful sea of reds, whites […]

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How to Take Care of a Christmas Cactus – It’s Not Difficult

A Christmas cactus, (Schlumbergera), is a small cactus that is native to Brazil. It is considered an epiphyte. An epiphyte is a plant that grows on the surface of another but is not a parasite. Unlike parasites, epiphytes get their nutrients from the rain, air, water and organic debris that surround them. Christmas cacti bloom around […]

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What To Get A Person Who Has Everything-Holiday Ideas

It’s that time of year again. You rack your brain to try to come up with some unique ideas for a present for friends and family. It’s easy when the people you purchase for are young and not quite established, but what do you get a person who has created a life of abundance for […]

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Landscaping With Ornamental Grasses-Best Gardening Ideas

There is nothing more graceful and calming than beholding the soft sways of tall ornamental grasses free-flowing in the wind. It awakens all your senses, from the peaceful swishing sound to the beauty of the majestic plumes billowing above towering stalks. In this post you will learn how, when, and where to add these glorious […]

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