How To Grow And Care For A Japanese Maple Tree

How To Grow And Care For A Japanese Maple Tree
The Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) is known for its small, delicate leaves with pointy lobes that spread outward like fingers on a palm. These leaves turn fabulous shades of orange, red or purple in autumn. These trees can tolerate shade but hot, full sun can reportedly lessen their lifespan. If you want to enhance the... 
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How To Make A Small Veggie Garden

How To Make A Small Veggie Garden
You don’t need a farm to grow fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits. You don’t really even need a garden. Plant breeders know that after taste, home gardeners want a high yield in a small space, so they’ve been developing more varieties that can grow in a small foot print or even live in containers all... 
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How To Grow And Care For Guava Bonsai

How To Grow And Care For Guava Bonsai
Guava tree becomes an excellent bonsai and doesn’t require too much care or maintenance. The guava is a tropical plant and therefore, it should be placed outdoors on a location that is sunny. If you live in a temperate region keep your guava bonsai indoors in winter. Use good quality bonsai soil mix composed of... 
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10 Smart And Easy Seed Starting tips

10 Smart And Easy Seed Starting tips
Few gardening pursuits are as rewarding as growing your own plants from seed. Don’t know how to do that right? Keep records to allow for better planning. Record when seeds are sown, the germination date and success rate, and when seedlings are ready for transplanting each year. Store seed properly to maintain viability. To maintain... 
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DIY Highly Productive Herb Spiral Garden

DIY Highly Productive Herb Spiral Garden
The herb spiral is a nature-inspired vertical garden design that is highly productive and energy efficient. It allows you to stack plants in a pyramid to maximize space – a practical and attractive solution. You’ll need cardboard, a long stake, organic matter, compost, rock minerals and organic fertilizer, mulch, herb seedlings; (optional) pond materials and... 
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How To Grow Tomatoes From Seed

How To Grow Tomatoes From Seed
If you choose to grow tomatoes from seed, here are some considerations: the seeds should be organic, disease resistant, heirloom, consider plant size and harvest time. You’ll need tomato seeds, containers, potting mix, labels, water and light. Tomato seed germinates fairly quickly, within 5-10 days. The plants also develop fast, so seeds can be started... 
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How To Control Boxwood Shrub Pests

How To Control Boxwood Shrub Pests
Boxwoods are small evergreen shrubs that are commonly seen utilized as hedges and border plants. The most detrimental pest of boxwoods is the boxwood leafminer. Both adults and their larvae cause serious damage to the boxwood foliage in the form of blistering and discoloration. Controlling boxwood leafminer insects begins with selecting a more resistant variety... 
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3 Easy Tips On Overwintering Tender Plants

3 Easy Tips On Overwintering Tender Plants
You don’t need a greenhouse to keep your favorites safe. There are three basic methods for keeping tropicals and tender perennials alive through the winter. Warm, bright surroundings are a safe bet. If your plants struggle due to the lack of bright, natural light, consider supplementing the available light with some type of grow light.... 
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5 Tips On Caring For Houseplants In The Winter

5 Tips On Caring For Houseplants In The Winter
Indoor plants, whether they are year round houseplants or plants you brought inside to over-winter, face several challenges. Want to know how to keep them happy? Adjust your watering routine. Indoor plants need less water during the winter. Keep in mind that different plants have different water needs; that remains as true in winter as... 
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