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African Violet Guide: How to Care for a Saintpaulia Plant

an african violet blooming indoors in planter closeup

African violets are one of the most popular house plants across the globe, with gorgeous blooms in an array of deep hues, a compact growing style that makes them ideal for the indoors, and low-maintenance care needs, as long as you keep a few growing instructions in mind. Those instructions are included in this comprehensive …

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15 Awesome Water Games For Families

A very colorful tub of water balloons sitting in the grass with hands reaching in to grab some.

We’re nearing the end of the Summer and you’re probably all bored of the same old outdoor activities. Swimming, hiking, camping, etc. It’s getting super hot, and no one, especially the kids, wants to go outside. So what’s a family to do? It’s time to get creative, that’s what! These awesome ideas should help inspire …

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How to Grow Lettuce Indoors: A Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Greens

two planters of lettuce growing indoors

Lettuce is the unsung hero of great salads, burgers, and wraps. It can help with weight loss, it fights off inflammation, promotes great and brain health, and aids in digestion. The question is: How do you grow your own lettuce indoors? You might think this is a difficult process, or maybe you just don’t know …

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How to Prune Camellia Trees: An Ultimate Guide

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Camellias are notoriously hardy plants that are relatively easy to take care of. They just need biannual fertilization, frequent watering, and annual pruning. People often cut out pruning from their camellia care plan, not deeming it “necessary.” Which is technically fair. If you want to grow camellias, you don’t have to prune them. However, if …

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How to Grill Asparagus: Tips and Tricks for Your Next BBQ

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Grilling is a favorite pastime, and with a little practice, you can grill practically anything you set your mind to. This includes options such as vegetables to serve alongside favorite grilled proteins. Asparagus is a year-round favorite due to how well it freezes. It tastes awesome when grilled as it helps bring out the subtle …

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Sasanqua Camellia Trees: The Ultimate Backyard Gardener’s Guide

a camellia sasanqua tree in bloom with pink flowers

Camellias are not a shrub to shrug at. They produce absolutely gorgeous flowers that pop with color in front of their dark, glossy foliage. How incredible camellias are is not up for debate: these long-blooming flowers provide beauty and elegance to every landscape they adorn. What is up for debate is which camellia species, of the hundreds to …

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