How To Grow The Earliest Spring Bulbs, Snowdrops

How To Grow The Earliest Spring Bulbs, Snowdrops
In cold climates, snowdrops (Galanthus) are often the first flowers to bloom – and a welcome sight they are. Their tiny, drooping flowers and grass-like foliage give the plant the appearance of delicacy, but snowdrops are hardy plants, often poking up and blooming despite the snow remaining on the ground. Snowdrops may take a while... 
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When And How To Harvest Horseradish Root

When And How To Harvest Horseradish Root
If you are a lover of all things spicy, you should be growing your own horseradish. Horseradish is cultivated for its pungent root. The plant is a large leaved herb that thrives in full sun but tolerates some shade. Plant horseradish in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Prepare the soil... 
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How To Grow Your Own Moss Outside

How To Grow Your Own Moss Outside
Moss looks wonderful in the garden, especially on rocks and rock walls. It gives any garden a sense of age and weight. How can you grow it yourself? Mosses like moisture, shade and generally prefer an acidic soil (5.0 – 6.0). Partial to full shade is essential. The easiest way to get a patch of... 
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How To Grow Carrots From Carrot Tops

How To Grow Carrots From Carrot Tops
Let’s grow carrot tops! One of the easiest plants for a young gardener to grow, carrot tops make pretty houseplants for a sunny window and their fern-like foliage is beautiful in an outdoor container garden. First off, a word of caution; when we say you can grow carrots from carrots, we mean the plant, not... 
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6 Small Versions Of Large Favorites For Limited Spaces

6 Small Versions Of Large Favorites For Limited Spaces
In bygone eras, the mature size of large plants was irrelevant because properties were big and gardeners were plentiful and inexpensive to hire. Now the situation is often vice versa, and though you can always prune a large plant down to size, most of us have limited time in addition to limited space and require... 
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15 Cool Baking Soda Uses In The Garden

15 Cool Baking Soda Uses In The Garden
Do you know you can use baking soda for plants? Here are 17 hacks on how to use baking soda in the garden that you will find useful. Houseplant cleaner. Remove dust to promote photosynthesis – apply the solution of water and sodium bicarbonate on the surface of leaves. Clean garden furniture. Add 1/2 cup... 
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10 Tips To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

10 Tips To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring
See what’s missing. Are there areas where you need screening because you suddenly you notice the air conditioning unit that looks horrible? Add trellises, tuteurs, and supports if you need some. Help your hardscape. Get sand to fill the cracks on a brick path or add stone edging if you want some. Plant shrubs and... 
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How To Care For Various Perennial Grasses

How To Care For Various Perennial Grasses
Different grasses have different needs. Some should be pruned, others need to be left alone, and then there’s a third type of perennial grass that falls in between. The first thing to do is to identify your particular grass’s needs and then just go ahead! To brush, simply take hold of a bunch of grass... 
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How To Grow Spring Blooming Bulbs

How To Grow Spring Blooming Bulbs
Spring flowering bulbs are easy to grow and a most welcome sight after a long winter. With a little care at planting time, spring blooming bulbs will reward you with years of blooms. But which bulbs are best, which will the animals leave alone and which end is up, anyway? Bulbs need several weeks in... 
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10 Low Maintenance And Easy Care Perennials

10 Low Maintenance And Easy Care Perennials
There is such a thing as a low maintenance, easy care perennial plant. It may vary from climate to climate and season to season, but there are many wonderful perennial plants that can be labeled low maintenance. The two basic tricks are: 1) pick plants suited to your site and 2) allow them time to... 
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