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Finding Hummingbirds And Other Birdwatching Basics

May 30th, 2014

This summer, various species of hummingbirds will migrate to areas across the country. Whether you live on the East or the West Coast, these acrobatic, petite birds can be frequent visitors of your garden with a little effort. Hummingbirds are not only beautiful jewel-like creatures, but also excellent pollinators. They primarily feed on flower nectar and small insects, so...

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How to Tie Dye Roses

May 23rd, 2014

To many people, roses are one of the rulers of the flower kingdom. They have an ambrosial scent, a range of colors - white, yellow, orange and virtually every shade of pink and red - and bloom sizes from miniatures to the long-stemmed, elegant expanse of the grandiflora rose. A rose may grow from a trailing plant, low-growing ground cover or a traditional bush.And yet,...

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Simplify Your Spring Gardening With These Small Purchases

May 1st, 2014

Spring is in the air, and for many at-home gardeners this is the peak time of year to start planting flower beds, purchasing plants and getting their outdoor areas in tip-top shape. As you begin to make your preparations in the next several weeks, there is a variety of products on the market that could make your seasonal projects a bit easier. Here are a few to...

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How To Prune Your Roses Successfully This Spring

April 29th, 2014

Roses are beautiful flowers that can be easy to maintain in any garden as long as you take the time and effort to care for them throughout the year. Pruning is a part of ensuring that your roses come back strong and healthy each season. That being said, you might be a little hesitant to take clippers to your rose bushes for the first time if you lack experience. Here are some...

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Tips For Planting An Iris Flower

April 28th, 2014

Call it the bearded iris for the delicate hairs that grow along the center of its outer petals. Or, use the botanical name, Iris germanica. But if you just refer to it as an iris flower, people will know instantly that you're talking about one of the most elegant perennials that may grace your summer garden.According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, there are as many as...

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8 Unique Gardening Tips You May Not Know

April 4th, 2014

The warm weather is a great time to do a little gardening, and if you've got a green thumb, then hopefully you've been taking full advantage of the lovely weather that the season has to offer. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, chances are you could use some tips. When it comes to gardening, there's always more to learn, and experts...

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How To Start Your Own Rose Garden

March 8th, 2014

Planting roses will do more than just make your garden attractive and fragrant. Roses can also be used in sachets, tea, beauty products, gift wrap, candies and more. Here are some tips on how to successfully plant a rose garden. Choose a species There are several things to keep in mind when deciding what kind of rose to buy. First, consider what climate you plan to plant...

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The Health Benefits of Houseplants for Home or Office

January 3rd, 2014

People like to keep plants around. They're vibrant, beautiful, interesting and provide us with something to cultivate and care for, even in environments where pets or non-human creatures aren't allowed. They brighten up offices and make homes feel more lived-in, and some of them make rooms smell better.Plants have a number of innatepurposes, though, apart from just looking...

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Best Vegetables for Winter Gardening

January 2nd, 2014

There are many types of indoor growing ecosystems to choose from, and each is suited to a different lineup of plants. Shallow window trellises, for instance, are best suited for hanging plants or those with vines, while deeper table pots are better for vegetables that require more significant rooting systems, like radishes and carrots.The best indoor vegetable varieties for...

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When and How to Transplant Poinsettias

December 11th, 2013

Whether receiving a poinsettia as a gift from a co-worker or buying one yourself while shopping for a wreath, these leafy plants add color and vibrancy to the drab winter weather during the holidays.Often used for Christmas-themed flower arrangements, poinsettias are botanically known as members of the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge, family of flora. According to The Poinsettia...

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