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By: Admin    April 26 2018 , 02:20 pm
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Category: Gardening , Plant Care
Looking for easy greenery? Gardening and planting are one of the most stress-relieving activities one can enjoy. However, not everyone is born with a natural green thumb. When starting your outdoor garden or indoor garden for the first time, there are a few plants that are easier to care for than others, putting you on the right track to gardening success. Hardy Plant OptionsOne of the factors that play into whether a plant will be hard to kill in your region is its hardiness. Put very basically, a plant’s hardiness is its ability to withstand hot and cold temperatures. A coneflower is a wonderful option for beginners. It has a hardiness of three all the way through nine, which means it can tolerate hot summers as well as a little frost. They are relatively drought-resistant as well! Besides being easy to care for they bring some benefits along with them. They come in a variety of colors su...
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By: Admin    February 16 2018 , 11:55 am
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Category: Gardening , Plant Care
Where to Find Quality HouseplantsWhether it is from a grocery store or a local nursery, here are some tips to selecting the best houseplant for your home.Grocery StoresWhat more convenient way is there to find a houseplant than while grabbing milk on the way home from work?You have probably seen a display in your local grocery store with houseplants or fresh flowers. There are pros and cons to sourcing your plants from grocery stores.  The convenience of grocery store plants is a positive aspect. You can also observe the plant and see how healthy it looks right there, rather than blindly trusting an online seller. Grocery stores can have good deals on houseplants, although the selection might not be consistent. Sometimes the plants at the grocery store are packaged attractively to make easy gifts, which is also convenient.One downside about grocery stores is that the plants might not be well taken...
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By: Admin    February 05 2018 , 11:46 am
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February 5th is Western Monarch Day! This is a day to celebrate the annual migration of the Western Monarch Butterflies back to the west coast for the winter months.Due to recent population declines, a successful migration is certainly something to celebrate! Within the past 10 years, the population of the monarch has declined up to 74-90% in some areas. Monarch butterflies give many benefits to the environment and balance local ecosystems. They provide vital pollination and are a source of food for birds and other small predators. Not to mention they are strikingly beautiful! These stunning butterflies contribute to the local economies during the migration by attracting tourists from around the country.When monarch butterflies reproduce, the milkweed is the only plant from which the caterpillars will eat and survive. The disappearance of these plants is part of the main reason we are seeing less ...
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By: Admin    October 25 2017 , 02:29 pm
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Indoor Winter Gardening TipsOnce cold weather arrives, you can still put your green thumb to use!Caring for plants in the winter is relatively simple, but there are a few factors to keep in mind:Plants needs less water in the winter because they tend to slow down their growth rate or even become dormant. Because of this, they will need less fertilizer (or none at all!).Your home environment will probably be much drier with the heat on, and plants need 50% humidity levels in the air to thrive. Keep the air humid with a humidifier, or by grouping the plants next to each other so they can exchange the moisture they produce. Also consider moving your plant to a moist room like the bathroom.If you are too cold or hot, your plant probably is too. Plants thrive in 65-75 degrees during the day, and no colder than 50 degrees at night. Keep this in mind and do not keep plants too close to cold windows or hot ven...
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By: Admin    October 18 2017 , 10:34 am
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When you think of a “living fence,” what comes to mind? Perhaps a vision of towering evergreen trees, their branches swaying lightly in the wind. Maybe you picture a flock of cardinals, singing as they hop around a festive holly bush. Either of these scenarios would be right on track, because living fences give any landscape the perfect blend of diverse ecology and lively splendor!Natural fencing is very beneficial both for the homeowner and the environment. Fences made of shrubs, trees, and other such resources comprise a natural “edge habitat,” where various types of wildlife can find shelter and food. Living fences effectively keep away unwanted guests. Natural barriers also add charm to any landscape, and come in a range of beautiful, functional varieties. No matter what you are looking to add to your lawn – tall, wide trees, a short and neatly-kept hedgerow, or sprawling bushes...
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