Gardening

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Do Cacti and Succulents Need Direct Sunlight?

Some cacti and succulents need plenty of sun, but some can fare quite well in indirect light. Find the best option for you and your home.

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Grow Food Indoors: Four Interesting Requirements for Indoor Vegetables You May Not Know

Have vegetables all winter by following these steps for success with growing greens inside. There are surprising needs that you can meet by either replicating Mother Nature or by adjusting for the necessary absence of some features of the natural world.

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3 Gorgeous White Perennials That Bloom in Late Summer

Japanese anemone is just one of several late-flowering perennials that can add a striking pop of white to a fall garden.

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Nitrogen Fixers for the Organic Garden

Nitrogen is an essential element for healthy soils and productive gardens. Some plants will put nitrogen into the soil as they grow, eliminating the need for artificial fertilizers. Keep reading to see how this phenomenon occurs and which plants will best improve your soil.

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Gorgeous Late-Flowering Blue Perennials for Your Garden

Late-blooming beauties like agapanthus and globe thistle add swaths of dreamy blue to your garden after most other pops of color have faded.

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How to Plant Hydrangeas in the Ground (Easy Step-by-Step Guide)

As the owner of a flower farm, I use this same planting technique for most hydrangeas—including Limelight, Endless Summer, Annabelle, and Incrediball varieties. It's important to dig the right hole, take proper care of the roots, and more.

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How to Repot a Christmas Cactus and Thanksgiving Cactus

With a few simple tips, Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti are quite easy to repot.

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How to Propagate Succulents in Water (With Video Demo)

Rooting succulents in water couldn't be easier, and seeing the roots start to form is so exciting.

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Best Pink Perennials for Late Summer Color

Late-summer bloomers like swamp lily and gladiolus will add a brilliant pop of pink to your garden when most other flowers have already faded.

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How to Propagate Tiger Lilies From Bulbils

Tiger lilies are easy and fun to propagate from bulbils, and though it takes a while for the resulting plants to flower, their blooms are worth the wait!

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Best Late-Blooming Flowers for Bees and Butterflies

These late-blooming flowers will help draw bees and butterflies to your garden long after most other blooms have faded.

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4 Ways to Control Corn Earworms in Your Garden Naturally

Corn earworms can ruin an entire crop of delicious sweet corn. Learn four ways to get rid of them without using any harsh chemicals.

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Natural Ways to Control Mosquitoes in Your Garden

There are many ways to repel and remove mosquitos naturally and organically without having to resort to harmful commercial chemicals.

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How to Propagate Aeonium (aka Tree Houseleeks)

Though it may look exotic, aeoniums are ridiculously easy to propagate from cuttings. Learn how!

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How to Propagate Salvia From Softwood Cuttings

Sage cuttings are best taken in autumn and left to propagate frost-free over the winter. Learn how to multiply this gorgeous plant!

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Why Spider Plants Are the Perfect Houseplants

There are many benefits to owning a spider plant.

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Five Types of Spider Plants for Your Indoor Garden

Spider plants are one of the best house plants you can bring into your home, and there are many different varieties to choose from.

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How to Use Leaves in the Vegetable Garden as Compost, Mulch, and Leaf Mould

Raking leaves off your lawn in the fall does not have to be a meaningless chore. After you have jumped in the pile, add the leaves to your compost bin, mulch them around your plants, or pile them in a heap to make soil-building leaf mould. Keeping reading to find out how to use leaves in your vegeta

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5 Ways to Control Cutworms in Your Garden Safely and Naturally

Cutworms can quickly ruin a garden. Here are 5 ways to kill cutworms without harming plants, animals, humans, or the environment.

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10 Plants to Naturally Repel Mosquitoes From Your Garden

These ten plants can help keep mosquitoes out of your garden to protect you, your family, and your pets from these blood-sucking insects.

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How to Repot Stromanthe, Also Known as a Prayer Plant

Learn how to repot your stromanthe, or prayer plant, in six easy steps. Your plant will be looking better than ever when you're finished.

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10 Pollinator-Friendly Perennial Flowers That Grow Well Near Black Walnut Trees

Many plants don't grow well under black walnut trees due to a chemical called juglone contained in every part of these trees. Here are some plants that not only grow well near black walnut trees, but also attract many pollinator species to your garden.

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How to Repot a Cactus Without Getting Hurt

Step-by-step instructions on how to repot and safely handle cacti in your garden.

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Natural and Humane Ways to Repel Raccoons From Your Garden

Though trash pandas may look cute and cuddly, they cause massive amounts of destruction in the garden. Here are some tips to keep raccoons away from your garden or yard.

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How to Propagate Succulents in 3 Easy Steps

Learn how to propagate echeverias, graptoverias, graptopetalums, and graptosedums.

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Hardy Geraniums vs Tender Geraniums: Which Should You Plant in Your Garden?

There are several types of flowers often called "geraniums," which have different growing needs and are native to different climates. Both can be planted in your garden, but which is the best choice?

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How to Properly Water Air Plants

Air plants are interesting plants with unique watering needs. This guide will help you to keep your air plants properly hydrated.

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10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs

It is possible to enjoy a home filled with houseplants even if you have a cat or dog. Here are 10 houseplants that are safe to have in your home if you have pets.

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10 Pet-Friendly Succulents That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs

It is possible to have succulents in your home even if you have pets. Here are ten types of succulents that are non-toxic and safe to have in a home with cats and dogs.

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Growing and Caring for Poinsettia

This article will provide great information about this popular shrub and how to grow it, along with a little history.

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Regrowing Lettuce and Other Greens From Kitchen Scraps

Regrowing lettuce and other leafy greens from kitchen scraps is easy. The next time you make a salad or a stir fry, save the bottom of your veggies and we’ll learn how to regrow it for another meal.

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Keeping Your Poinsettia Alive After the Holidays

Valuable information to ensure that your poinsettia survives the indoor climate during winter holidays.

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How to Set Up and Use a Bokashi Bucket for Indoor Composting

Bokashi is an alternative to traditional composting that allows you to turn kitchen waste into a valuable soil amendment for your garden using a process of anaerobic fermentation. It's an easy, odorless, and eco-friendly way to deal with kitchen scraps.

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How Do You Grow Apple Trees From Seeds?

Germinating apple seeds is easy. Here’s everything you need to know to grow your own apple trees!

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The Best and Worst Mulch for Your Garden

A master gardener's advice on the best and worst mulch for your garden beds, and one that gardeners may not know is putting beloved trees at risk of extinction.

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A Guide to Portulacaria Afra: The Elephant Bush

This is a guide to caring for one of my favorite succulents; the elephant bush. It includes information on basic care, propagation, different varieties, and fun facts about this plant.

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How to Regrow Root Vegetables for Leafy Greens

Have you ever wondered what happens when you stick the top of a carrot back in the ground? Keep reading to learn how to regrow scraps of root veggies into fresh, leafy greens.

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How to Prune Variegated Ginger

Learn how to prune, grow, and enjoy this beautiful evergreen tropical plant. Both its leaves and tiny orchid-like flowers contribute to gorgeous flower arrangements.

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How to Protect Milkweed Plants From Aphids, Naturally

Are aphids infesting your milkweed plants? Follow these tips to naturally get rid of aphids and prevent them from coming back, while keeping the monarch butterflies that visit your plants safe!

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How to Grow Okra in Containers: A Step-by-Step Guide With Photos

Learn how to grow lots of okra in containers! Tips and photos are included.

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Five Great Native Flowers for Pollinator Gardens in Northeast Ohio

Attract local pollinators, including bees and butterflies, to your Northeast Ohio garden with these 5 native flowers.

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How to Turn Your Own Backyard Into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Do you love wildlife? Consider turning your own backyard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation.

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How to Propagate Pot Geraniums (Pelargoniums) From Cuttings

Propagating pelargoniums from stem cuttings is extremely easy, and it's so fun waiting for that new growth to show!

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How to Get Rid of Earwigs Safely and Naturally

Getting rid of your earwig problem could be as simple as setting out some corrugated cardboard and making a DIY garlic-oil spray.

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How to Harvest and Store Carrots From Your Garden

A freshly harvested carrot is one of the most delicious snacks in the garden. But how do you tell they are ready to pull when they are hiding underground? Keep reading to find out.

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30 Deer-Resistant Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees for Your Garden

From daffodils and lavender to ginkgo biloba, there are many plants that can help you create a deer-resistant landscape. Learn which plants prevent or repel deer from garden beds.

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How to Collect and Sow Foxglove Seeds

Once foxglove seeds have matured, they're amazingly easy to grow and harvest.

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15 Plants That Like Wet Soil (Plus Growing Tips and FAQs)

Bog-like conditions can be difficult, but selecting plants and groundcovers that thrive in wet conditions will result in a beautiful, robust garden!

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11 Trees That Like Wet Soil (Plus Growing Tips and FAQs)

Wet soil can cause problems like fungal infection and poor growth in the garden. Select the right trees and soil amendments to have a flourishing garden.

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How to Build an Herb Spiral (and What to Grow in It!)

An herb spiral is a beautiful way to take advantage of a small yard (or add texture to a big one!). Here are two easy ways to build your own herb spiral.