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Repurposing Items into Planters
By: Admin    June 12 2018 , 08:30 am
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Category: Gardening , DIY
Plants can thrive in more than just pots. When you think of a potted plant, the first image that usually comes to mind is a typical clay pot. Instead of spending money on the traditional route, there could be a host of options around your house just waiting to be upcycled into a chic, new planter!Old ToysTo satisfy the kid in your house or the kid in your heart, turn those old plastic animals or even dinosaur toys into a planter!Most children’s toys are hollow, which is why they make great planters for smaller plants like succulents. Spray paint them to look more modern or leave their natural color to give them a vintage feel. The next thing you will need to do is cut a hole out of the toy’s top that is big enough for your plant. Be careful not to overwater in these planters, as the toys typically lack any kind of drainage. You could drill small holes in the bottom if it becomes an issue, especiall...
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Low Maintenance Plants for Beginners
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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How to Start an Indoor Garden
By: Admin    April 24 2018 , 11:57 am
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Category: Home , Gardening
Gardening Indoors A yard or garden is not necessary to indulge your green thumb! Many plants can thrive indoors with the right care. Setting the Stage With a few purchases at a home goods store, you can set up a chic garden indoors. There are numerous ways to set up an eye-catching indoor garden that will not require lots of space. Utilize your walls for hanging arrangements or add shelving to create dramatic texture to your garden.Many stores sell fixtures that can arrange plants nicely. This baker’s rack from Hayneedle can be used to arrange plants in an attractive way. There are cheaper options too, such as this garden stand from Walmart.You can also display plants in terrariums, vases, bowls, or terra cotta pots to fit the style of your garden.Lighting NeedsBring the sun indoors to your garden!Most plants need about 14 to 16 hours of sunlight a day in order to thrive. Even lig...
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Where to Find Quality Houseplants
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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Best Plants for Winter Indoor Gardening
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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