Posts in «Gardening» category

You’ll find articles on the most popular gardening topics. Learn how to plant a variety of gardens & maintain them based on the different planting zones across the US.

Top Lucky Bamboo Care Tips & Tricks

Lucky bamboo is an indoor houseplant that brings an exotic, “Far East” feel to your home. Easily thriving in water or potting soil, this hardy plant can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. Here we’ll cover how to care for lucky bamboo. What is Lucky Bamboo? Lucky bamboo resembles bamboo, but it is actually a member of the dracaena family (dracaena sanderiana). Sometimes called ribbon dracaena, ribbon plant, Chinese water bamboo, or friendship bamboo, […]

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The Best Indoor Flowering Plants to Brighten Up Your Home

Indoor flowering plants bring a bright, cheerful note to a bookshelf, side table, kitchen counter; most any room in your home. If you’re looking for a beautiful bloomer to add a splash of color to your interior, see our suggestions below. Flowering Maple Flowering maple (Abutilon striatum) is a tropical plant that grows indoors to the size of a small shrub or miniature tree. The flowering maple is not related to the maple tree but […]

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Lawn Renovation

A beautiful, lush lawn is the goal of most homeowners. You can create a greener, healthier lawn by encouraging new growth with a spring lawn renovation. Plus, a lawn renovation has many benefits including eliminating weeds that compete for the same turf. Spring is the best time to do a lawn renovation because your grass is just waking up from its winter ‘sleep’ And will be hungry for water and nutrients. Step 1 – Get […]

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Popular Small Indoor Plants and How to Care for Them

Do you love growing plants indoors but have an apartment, small office, or tiny space to keep them? Here we’ll cover favorite small indoor plants and how to help them thrive in small spaces. What kinds of small indoor plants can I grow? Below are nine junior-sized indoor plants that take up little space. Plus, these littles are easy to grow – Air Plant Air Plant – When fully grown the air plant resembles an […]

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Quick Tips & Tricks to Style Your Indoor Plants

Are your houseplants ho-hum? Could they use a makeover? A new pot or the just right accessory can take your favorite indoor plants from pretty good to gorgeous. Here we’ll cover plant styling tips including location, display, and color. Places and Spaces – Where to Display Your Indoor Plants Living Room A large, eye-catching plant on the living room floor or atop a console adds texture and a touch of ‘green’ to a social space. […]

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Fixes for the Most Common Succulent Pests and Diseases

Succulents include a wide range of fleshy-leaved plants and cactuses. And considering that they’re nearly foolproof to grow, they’re an excellent choice for first-time gardeners. If your plant is looking less than healthy, succulent pests and diseases could be the problem. See our tips and how-tos to detect and remedy succulent problems, below. What are the most common succulent pests and diseases? Most common pests – Scale looks like a white cottony covering or tiny […]

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Winter in the Garden – How-tos for Cool Weather Garden Plants

Winter is an unusual time to think of vegetable gardening, but don’t put away your shovel just yet! Did you know there are still lots of options for the home gardener? See our tips and how-tos for cool weather garden plants and cold-hardy veggies. Winter signals a dramatic turn in the growing season. Plant growth suddenly ends, and vegetable plants wither with the first frost. But if you’re a gardener who grows winter crops, the […]

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Easy Succulents for Beginners and How-tos for Indoor Gardeners

Succulents are one of the most popular indoor plants. One look at Pinterest and you’ll see thousands of appealing photos of these native-to-southwest gems. Available in a wide variety of colors, textures, sizes, and shapes, easy succulents will add visual interest and a natural feel to most any style décor. They also look great as a single planting or grouped with other succulents. What are a few easy succulents for beginners to grow? These easy […]

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Helpful Holiday Tips for Taking Care of Poinsettias

The poinsettia with its beautiful bright red bracts and deep green leaves is the quintessential symbol of Christmas. Poinsettias are native to the warm, dry climates of the Southwest U.S. and Mexico. Read on for tips for taking care of poinsettias. Choosing the Perfect Poinsettia Poinsettia plants (Euphorbia pulcherrima) with their colorful blooms are one of the most popular holiday plants. The flowers are not true flowers. They’re modified leaves called bracts. Below are things […]

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How to Choose the Best Christmas Tree for Your Home

When it comes to choosing a Christmas tree, most people reside in two camps. Those that insist on a real tree and those who prefer the convenience of a faux evergreen. If you are trying to decide between the two, here we’ll cover how to choose a Christmas tree that is right for you – whether your symbol of the season comes from a Christmas tree farm, big box store, or Amazon. Which fresh-cut Christmas […]

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