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Why White Fungus Balls Are Growing in Your Potting Soil

Pot with a flower covered with mold. High humidity in the soil of a home plant. Close-up of white spores of the fungus. Too much water and improper watering of the plants. Pieces of mold and mildew

Have you been watering your houseplants lately and noticed little white fungus balls growing in the potting soil? Don’t worry; you’re not alone! These little guys are actually a common sight among gardeners, and they’re nothing to be alarmed about. Keep reading to learn more about these strange little creatures, what they mean for your …

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5 Common Lavender Growing Mistakes to Avoid

Woman touching blossoming lavender in the lavender field with her hands, first person view, Provence, south France

Timeless and elegant, lavender is a popular herb among home gardeners in many parts of the world, beloved for its distinctive fragrance and tall spikes of delicate flowers. Although this member of the mint family is generally unfussy and requires little effort to grow, certain misjudgments can undermine your lavender’s chances. If you’re struggling with lackluster lavender, …

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The Best Soil For Your Vegetable Garden

Woman planting vegetables in garden, close up

You know that vegetables are good for you, but do you know what is good for your vegetables? The right growing conditions are essential to whether plants grow from a hopeful little seed into a delicious, nutritious crop. While not everyone has the optimal ground conditions needed for vegetable sowing, here are eight great suggestions for …

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The Best 7 Summer Flowering Vines and Climbers

American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens) blooming in springtime in front of a house, California

Flowering vines and climbers feature stunning blooms, which can add many benefits to your garden or landscape, including providing resources for garden wildlife and visual interest. What exactly are vines and climbers? To keep it simple, there are five main types of climbing plants: those that climb via hook, leaf, roots, tendrils, and those that twine. …

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8 Flowering Vines to Plant for Non-Stop Summer Blooms

pink bougainvillea flowers at Ano Koufonisi island Greece

Flowering vines have an unmistakable grandeur; from their willowy, woody trails to the charming flowers they bear, it’s easy to fall in love with them. Vines are climbing plants with long stems and a trailing growth habit. They use tendrils, twining stems, or aerial roots to trail and climb, particularly around sturdy support structures. Interestingly, vines …

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