How To Grow Trees In Containers Easily

How To Grow Trees In Containers Easily
Planting trees in containers is becoming more popular, especially in landscapes with little or no outside space. You don’t need a large piece of property to grow a tree. If you have a porch, patio, or balcony, you can grow a tree in large container. Container-grown trees can be used to frame entryways or to... 
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7 Best Late Spring Blooming Flowers

7 Best Late Spring Blooming Flowers
Spring bulbs are such a welcome site, especially after a seemingly endless winter. We all rush out into our gardens and start cleaning and planting. This is often when garden centers start selling the flashier flowers of peak summer. While being draw toward these prime season bloomers, it’s easy to find your garden in a... 
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How To Grow Cucumbers Of All Shapes And Sizes

How To Grow Cucumbers Of All Shapes And Sizes
Cucumbers like a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH of about 5.5 to 7.0. Cucumbers are easily direct-seeded in the garden. You can find cucumber seedlings, but they transplant best when still young. Cucumbers are heat lovers. Plants both seeds and plants after all danger of frost. Allow the soil to warm and dry out... 
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How To Grow Grapes For Home Winemaking

How To Grow Grapes For Home Winemaking
To say there are lots of wine grape varieties is an understatement. These include grapes that ripen early in the season, those that are early to mid-ripening, mid to late ripening and, of course, the late-ripening grapes. Growing wine grape varieties is a long-term investment. Select a cutting to propagate a new vine, taking one... 
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How To Select, Care And Re-Bloom Your Easter Lily

How To Select, Care And Re-Bloom Your Easter Lily
Easter Lilies, (Lilium longiflorum), with their large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers and wonderful fragrance are a traditional Easter time treat. Here are some tips for choosing lily plants that will last through the holiday season and beyond. Choose a plant with flowers and buds in various stages of development, preferably from tight bud to partially opened... 
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How To Grow Spinach In Pots And Containers

How To Grow Spinach In Pots And Containers
Spinach is one of the healthiest and tastiest vegetables ever, and growing spinach in containers is easy, you can even grow it indoors on a windowsill. Sow seeds 1/2 inches deep directly in containers or in a seed tray. Seedlings will germinate in 5-14 days depending on the variety and growing conditions. If you have... 
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How To Take Care Of Orchid Plants Indoors

How To Take Care Of Orchid Plants Indoors
Orchids are some of the most commonly grown houseplants. Provided they have proper growing conditions, it isn’t difficult to learn how to take care of orchid plants. Most orchids require moist, well-draining conditions. There are several types of growing media that can be used with orchid plants—redwood or fir bark, sphagnum peat moss, rocks, cork,... 
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How To Grow Shallots In Your Vegetable Garden

How To Grow Shallots In Your Vegetable Garden
Shallots have a mild, subtle onion flavor that makes them very popular with chefs. How can you grow it yourself? You can cut some of the green tops to use as green onions, but leave some to feed the plants. Fall planted shallots will be ready to harvest early the following summer. Spring planted shallots should... 
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Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips

Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips
Spring is here and it’s high time to clean your garden and order and buy everything you’ll need this season. Here are some points to put your garden in order. Flower garden spring clean-up. Remove and compost any dead annual plants that remained over winter. Begin removing winter mulch and pruning perennials down to ground... 
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How To Grow And Care For Aloe Vera

How To Grow And Care For Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a very useful plant: if you burn yourself that soothing fresh gel contained in the leaves is right there waiting for you. Here are some tips for growing and taking care of it. In the garden, you want your Aloe vera to get 2 or 3 hours of sun a day. Indoors,... 
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