Category : Horticulture

Control Ticks and Mosquitoes: Our Best Garden Tips

Gardening isn’t always sunshine and roses. A major downside for many of us is confronting harmful insects, namely ticks and mosquitoes, which are at best a nuisance and at worst

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Rhododendrons: Spring Planting and Care Tips

Rhododendrons are never more noticeable than spring, when they cover themselves with blooms. It’s enough to inspire you to plant more rhodies in your garden. Here are tips for siting

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Hellebore Care Tips and Propagation, Plus Companions

There are several species and countless varieties of hellebore, including Christmas rose (Helleborus niger), Lenten rose (H. hybridus) and stinking rose (H. foetidus), but their care is mostly the same:

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Seedlings Not Developing? Here Are Potential Causes

Sometimes seeds will sprout and the seedlings will chug along for a while and then seem to stop growing. Here are possible reasons why, and what to do: Seedlings not

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Watering Houseplants: Tricks and Tips

All houseplants need water, to varying degrees of course. No matter what you grow indoors, we’ve got the ins and outs of watering houseplants for the best results. When to

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Hellebores As Houseplants? Tips for Their Care Indoors

Visiting a garden center at this time of year may reveal pots of white-blooming hellebores among the poinsettia, Christmas cactus and other holiday favorites. These hellebores are usually selections and

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Help Bats With Simple Efforts in the Garden

Bats are incredibly helpful animals and an important part of the ecosystem because they eat great quantities of insects, particularly moths and mosquitoes. A bat can eat 600 insects per

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Compost Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns With These Tips

Can you compost pumpkins? Yes, pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns can be added to the compost pile, but you will want to follow these tips for the best success. No compost pile?

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Potted Perennials Survive Winter with These Methods

Perennials can be great subjects for garden containers that at one time were reserved for annual plants only. Perennials bring a new note to pots, expanding our options and contributing

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Flowers that Look Like Something Else

Hookers’ Lips (Psychotria Elata) Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii) Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bbomyblifora) Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora) Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina) Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major) An orchid that

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