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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 But for the last year or so their popularity has waned and they have been replaced by some new and improved plant.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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What is a Camellia? Care for a Camellia

When I think of a Camellia, it makes me feel nostalgic. When I was growing up in the mid-Atlantic region of the US, my family used to travel to Miami, Florida twice a year to visit my aunt and uncle. On the way, my mom would always marvel at the beauty of the Camellia. One […]

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Growing Ranunculus Flowers – It’s Easy!

Ranunculus flowers are one of the most beautiful flowers around. In my opinion they rival roses, peonies, and tulips. These multi-layered, ruffled flowers are lovely showcased in the spring bordering paths in sunlit gardens. Their striking blossoms also last long as cut flowers in bouquets. Growing ranunculus flowers is easy. Their tubers can be left […]

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Planting Primroses Outdoors – An Early Riser

Have you ever been lucky enough to have walked in a woodland area in late February or early March and noticed mounds of beautiful low growing blossoms? If they were yellow, pink, purple, red or white with deep green foliage, they were probably carefree and exceptionally hardy Primroses. These dainty blossoms on 6 inch stems […]

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