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    African Violet Care

    African violets are one of the world’s most popular house plants. An African violet has velvety leaves and comes in a wide range of colors, making it a sure candidate to add a simple splash of color to any room. These house plants also happen to be fairly easy to care for.   WATERING The […]

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    Cactus Care

    How much should I water my cactus? During the growing season, a cactus should be watered thoroughly and allowed to completely dry out between watering. The easiest way to check for soil moisture is to extend a slender object to the bottom of the soil and check for any damp soil clinging to it as […]

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    Foliage Plant Basics

    Foliage plants can clean the air in your home and make it a brighter and healthier place for your family. In today’s society, buildings and houses alike are made from a variety of different materials and often have massive air circulation systems. These systems can bring harmful chemicals into our living spaces and cause indoor […]

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    Forcing Bulbs

    Forcing bulbs is a popular way of stimulating them to bloom out of season. Among the most commonly forced bulb flowers are amaryllis, paperwhite narcissus and hyacinths. Although there are specially-designed containers for bulbs such as hyacinths and paperwhites, almost any container will suffice. The best soil mix for forcing bulbs should contain equal parts […]

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    Herb Gardening

    Since ancient times, herbs have played an important role in politics, romance, religion, health and superstition. They can be classified as annuals, perennials or biennials: ANNUAL HERBS: include anise, basil, chervil, coriander, dill and summer savoryPERENNIAL HERBS: include chives, fennel, lovage, marjoram, mint, tarragon, thyme and winter savoryBIENNIAL HERBS: include caraway and parsley Growing Herbs […]

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    Plants Which are Toxic to Cats and Dogs

    Aloe Vera Amaryllis Apple (seeds) Apricot (pit) Avocado (fruit and pit) Azalea Baby’s Breath Bird of Paradise Bittersweet Buckeye Buddhist Pine Caladium Castor Bean Cherry (seeds and wilting leaves) Chinese Evergreen Christmas Rose Cineraria Clematis Croton Cycads Cyclamen Daffodil ——————————————————– DIEFFENBACHIA: (some varieties and common names are) Charming Dumb Cane Giant Gold Silver Spotted Tropic Snow […]

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    Orchid Care

    Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants in the world. Every landscape where it’s possible for plants to grow will include orchids.   They have a symbiotic relationship with microscopic fungi that co-exist within their root structures and release nutrients that are absorbed by the orchid. Orchids need these fungi to exist and each […]

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    Terrariums

    Terrariums are great simple projects for any gardener. They’re easy to plant, easy to care for and look terrific in any environment. They are small to medium-sized containers, typically made of glass, in which certain plants can flourish with little care.   Terrariums prefer moderately bright light but need to be protected from direct sun […]

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    Which container is best for you?

      When choosing a container for your plant, there are three key factors to consider: size, style and what the container is made from.   Find a pot that is proportional in size to the plant. If the container is too small, it can hinder root system development. If it is too large, the soil […]

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