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Six Benefits of Indoor Plants – Not Just For Beauty

We all have them, and if we don’t, we should. Having plants in the home brings the feeling of the great outdoors inside. They add style, beauty, and coziness to our homes. In addition to the aesthetics of houseplants, they have also been shown to boost our mood and health. Read on to learn six […]

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How to Make a Christmas Cactus Bloom – Easy Peasy

It’s that time of year when you see beautiful Christmas cacti in bloom at big box stores, grocery stores, and nurseries. You have this yearning desire to buy one. Well go ahead! They make a beautiful addition to the holiday decor. But what if you already have one that is not blooming? There is no […]

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Is Chrysantheumum Tea Really Good for Your Health?

Drinking tea is very much in vogue. Tea is second only to water, world wide, as the most preferred beverage. Three billion cups of tea are drunk daily, with black tea being the most popular. There are many health benefits to drinking tea. According to Penn Medicine, “numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may […]

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How to Care For a Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant

They were all the craze, those Fiddle Leaf plants. But for the last year or so their popularity has waned and they have been replaced by some new and improved plant. However, they haven’t with me or with my son! We both recently bought a Fiddle Leaf. I bought one for my daughter as a […]

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How to Care for Bird of Paradise Plants – Many Varieties

Bird of Paradise plants add a lovely island feel to any garden. They can be grown as a specimen plant both inside and out. If you grow the plant outside, you will have continuous blossoms throughout the heat of the summer. However, if you choose to grow the Bird of Paradise as an indoor plant, […]

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Flower Bulbs – Spring Planting – Guide for Beginners

Flowering Bulbs to Plant in the Spring – A Guide For Beginners The Great Awakening! That’s what spring is to me. Gone are the cold days of February, and dreary, rainy, even snowy days of March. April and May are two of the loveliest months of the year. The world awakens with an array of […]

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Climbing Flowering Vines – How to Choose Vines

Flowering vines are used for many purposes. They create privacy, help shield from the wind, hide unsightly objects (a/k/a eyesores), and even attract hummingbirds. Vines also add texture and color to an overlooked area of your yard. In addition to their beauty and function, some flowering vines add a lovely fragrance throughout your garden. This […]

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What is a Spray Rose and How to Grow Them

I’m sure you know what a rose is, but how is it different from a spray rose? Are they  sprayed with something? LOL! Actually, no. Read on to learn not only what a spray rose is, but how to grow them, their different varieties, and what to do with them. (Some of the links within […]

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Moving Houseplants Outdoors in Summer – Preparation is Key

As a beginner gardener you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to put indoor plants outside. Actually moving houseplants outdoors in summer is quite good for them. The rainfall will cleanse their leaves to aid in photosynthesis and help them absorb nutrients from the sunlight. In fact, your plants will love you for it! Most houseplants […]

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Best Cut Flowers to Grow in Your Garden – Easy Varieties

Having fresh cut flowers in my house makes me feel happy. In the winter I tend to go to the local grocery store and collect some from the flower department, but once the buds in my garden start to bloom, I can’t wait to bring some inside. As a beginner gardener, or even a veteran, […]

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