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6 Charming Houseplants For Valentine’s Day

Anthurium is a red heart-shaped flower decorated in a vase. Anthuriums have come to symbolize hospitality.

Looking to make Valentine’s day a little greener? Why not try gifting potted houseplants! Houseplants last much longer than a cut flower bouquet and so many plants pair perfectly with this lovely holiday. From heart-shaped leaves to pink or red flowers, have a look at this list and try to choose only one! String of …

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8 Clever Ways To Use Plastic Containers in Your Garden

Plastic containers are notorious for their invasive and non-destructive nature. Yet, every year, the plastic industry churns out 380 million metric tons of plastic that people use for different purposes. Of the 380 million metric tons of plastic, about 91 percent is not recyclable. That’s a massive amount of plastic piling up on our planet, …

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5 Ways to Dispose of Your Artificial Christmas Tree

Unrecognizable woman assembling christmas tree

When the Christmas season ends, you may ask yourself what to do with your artificial Christmas tree. This is especially true if you have had it for a while, and it’s starting to look like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. Or you’ve decided to make the switch to live trees.  If you’re discarding an artificial tree, doing so safely …

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7 Places To Buy Vegetable and Flower Seeds Online

Gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature and grow herbs, crops, or flowers. While you can cultivate some plants from stem cuttings and by bulbs and tubers, most plants grow from high-quality seeds. It is why when looking for seeds online, purchase them from online stores known for selling high-quality ones. Low-quality seeds may or may not …

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7 Best Places To Buy Houseplants Online

New plants delivery woman opening shipping box from online shopping houseplants. Succulent and cactus plant package.

Thanks to the popularity of online shopping, many gardeners find themselves browsing for plant seeds and houseplants online. Online shopping is a great way to have your favorite plant varieties delivered right to your doorstep but is it worth it? Due to the competition that comes with online shopping, there’s no one-stop shop for all …

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Why There Are White Spots On Your Jade Plant

sick home plant succulent plant disease Crassula ovata known as Jade Plant or Money Plant

Have you started noticing white spots on your jade plant? Are these spots normal? If you see these mysterious specks pop up on your jade plant it could be due to disease or something your doing. Knowing the proper care requirements for this greenery is a big part of their success. Although, since they can …

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Are Self-Watering Planters Safe for Your Houseplants?

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Gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature and experiment with your green thumb. But, if you’re juggling many different things, you might have thought about investing in self-watering planters for your houseplants. If your job requires you to travel or work long hours at the office, self-watering planters can save you from requesting …

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The Best Soil For Your Vegetable Garden

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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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8 Plants That Enrich Your Garden Soil

Peas being picked from a pea plant

Healthy soil leads to healthy plants, and for convenience’s sake, people often pump their garden soil with chemicals and fertilizers that promise to deliver quick results. Those solutions fall short because synthetic and inorganic chemicals and fertilizers aren’t eco-friendly and deplete your soil’s organic matter over time. If your garden soil needs a boost, and …

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