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The Best Watering Cans to Keep All Your Plants Happy

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Every gardener knows that good watering can mean the difference between flourishing and floundering plants. Having the right watering can for your plant’s situation, whether they are indoor plants, outdoor plants, or even hanging plants, is imperative for their well-being. This comprehensive guide includes in-depth reviews on the best watering cans of 2021, that will …

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A Comprehensive Planting and Care Guide for Rhododendrons

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Rhododendrons offer blossoms popping out in orange, yellow, deep wine red, vibrant crimson, pale pink, or deep shades of purple and pink. The tubular, funnel, or bell-shaped flowers are only part of the beautiful package in these stunning plants that grow natively around the world. The rich greenery comes in shades from pale green to …

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All About Lettuce: Varieties and Interesting Facts

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Lettuce has been cultivated for thousands of years as supplemental food stuff and has become a staple in most cultures as the perfect leafy green to serve alongside favorite main dishes. Although you may have heard from time to time it truly has no nutritional value, you can most definitely ignore this advice as all …

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All About Potatoes: Fun Facts for All Ages

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Potatoes often become part of a ‘that vegetable’ controversy every few decades due to fads in diets and a general misunderstanding of what a potato provides. Although a starchy root veggie that is carbohydrate-based, it is packed full of nutrients and serves as a dependable, and important food crop across many continents, especially Europe (Ireland, …

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How to Get Rid of Army Worms: Life Cycle, Harm, and Control

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If you’ve ever watched your entire lawn get demolished by armyworms, patch by patch, then you’ll know why these pests get their name. They attack without notice from one area to the next and damage plants very quickly. Armyworms feed primarily on fescue, bermudagrass, and ryegrass and eat vegetables such as onions, beans, pepper, and …

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 6 Insects and Worms that That Live in Potted Plants

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Potted plants come in every shape, size, and habitat. But one thing they all have in common? The ability to attract various worm-like creatures to their soil, either through animal carriers or cross-contamination when planting. However, those familiar with soil health know that worms, in general, can be very beneficial! But not all “worms” are …

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Houseplant Help: Is It OK to Move My Indoor Plant Outside?

succulents do well outdoors in summer months

The weather has turned warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and let’s face it, you are more than ready to enjoy the outdoors. Good news: So are your house plants! Being moved outside in the summer stimulates growth, supplying them with sunlight and fresh air, making them healthier overall. This complete guide explains everything you …

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Staghorn Fern Guide: How to Care for a Platycerium Plant

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Few houseplants are as interesting or genuinely easy to care for as the staghorn fern. This unique houseplant is both art and greenery, thanks to its flexible care requirements. Whether you’re ready to get started or have a whole house full of thriving staghorn ferns, you’re in the right place. We’ve gathered up the best …

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