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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Mulch

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So, what is mulch and why do we use it? I know I’ve spread the stuff around my vegetable garden or flower beds without really knowing its purpose, just liking the look of it. In truth, mulch is very important for the health of your landscaping. It helps retain soil moisture, controls weed growth, prevent soil …

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Burpee Seeds: Everything You Should You Know

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Gardening is one of the most fruitful hobbies that one can think of, but it’s also something that can bring major benefits to your health and lifestyle. With all the controversy surrounding the authenticity of organic produce found in supermarkets, people are now trying to grow their own crops, each to their own possibilities. If …

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Camellia Varieties: 17 Different Camellia Plants to Grow at Home

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Who isn’t crazy about camellias? These gorgeous flowering shrubs can add pops of color to any yard.  They are long-blooming, hardy plants that are easy to grow in gardens or containers. The hardest thing about growing them is choosing from the countless camellia varieties! Or it would be if you didn’t have this handy, dandy guide. I will describe …

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Growing Raspberries: Its Origin, Benefits, and Recipes

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Lemonade, cranberry juice, berry pies. These are just a few places you’ll find the use of raspberries really sweeten the taste of something on your palette. And ripe raspberries are a real treat that doesn’t sit too heavily on the stomach or fill up your daily calorie limit. But you can’t always find raspberries when …

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Everything You Need to Know About Companion Planting

Everything You Need to Know About Companion Planting

Ever so often, you come across a gardening concept that teaches you how to make the best out of the limited space you have available. Since organic gardening has grown a lot in popularity over the past decade, people find the idea of planting their own greens a lot more appealing. The entire concept of …

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Everyone Can Enjoy Roses No Matter Where You Garden

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When we think of roses, we usually mean hybrid teas or others which bloom not only in spring but summer and autumn too. Those in the North want the same blooming period our friends in more southern regions enjoy. In the north, the problem is winter hardiness and winter protection. Any bush with a tea-rose …

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