How To Collect And Use Rainwater In The Garden

How To Collect And Use Rainwater In The Garden
Water is a precious commodity, and drought conditions have become the new norm across much of the country. Read on to learn more about rainwater gardens, which are beautiful, useful and environmentally friendly. There are numerous rainwater garden features available to home gardeners, including rainwater collection ponds, cisterns, rain barrels, terraces, and various water diversion... 
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How To Grow Petunias That Will Bloom All Summer

How To Grow Petunias That Will Bloom All Summer
Petunias are one of the most popular garden bedding flowers. Most varieties will bloom throughout the summer, except in extreme heat. Although some species of petunia are tropical perennials, today’s hybrids are usually grown as annuals, so hardiness zones aren’t a factor in growing them. Most varieties prefer full sun, but in the heat of... 
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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 Design A Herb Garden Yourself

How To Design A Herb Garden Yourself
A well-designed herb garden is a thing of beauty that will serve you well for years to come. The first thing you need to do is find a sunny, well-drained, location in your yard. Although there are some herbs that do well in the shade, most herbs prefer plenty of sunlight to keep them happy.... 
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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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10 Most Beneficial Garden Insects You Should Avoid Killing

10 Most Beneficial Garden Insects You Should Avoid Killing
Some of these insects pollinate flowers for you and some like to kill insects and harmful garden and yard pests, so you should kill them, vice versa you should attract them to your garden. Praying Mantis. It is capable of removing your pesky garden pests instantly. Praying mantis like to eat grubs, bugs, aphids, grasshoppers,... 
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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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