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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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 And When To Prune Roses Right

How And When To Prune Roses Right
While there is a great deal of disagreement among rose experts regarding how and when to prune roses, it is generally agreed that it is better to make a good effort at pruning roses than to let them grow rampant. Pruning roses is good because it encourages new growth and bloom, removes dead wood, improves... 
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How To Grow And Care For Apple Trees in Pots

How To Grow And Care For Apple Trees in Pots
Growing apple tree from seeds is a bad idea. Instead, buy a dwarf or semi-dwarf grafted tree from a nursery. For choosing a right apple tree for your home you need to know a few things. Apple trees are grown from grafting on a rootstock as this has so many benefits. Basically, dwarf apple trees... 
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How To Repair Winter Damage On Cedar Trees

How To Repair Winter Damage On Cedar Trees
Are you seeing dead needles appear on the outer edges of your cedars? This could be symptomatic of winter damage to cedars. Instead of pruning in spring, fertilize the trees with landscape tree food, then apply liquid feeder to the foliage daily during April and May. At some point in June, evaluate any winter damage... 
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How And When To Feed Camellias Successfully

How And When To Feed Camellias Successfully
Camellias are popular and beautiful flowers but as all the plants, they need fertilizing. Make sure the soil is moist because you never want to fertilize a dry plant because it could stress it out. Dig a trench around the perimeter of the plant about 1/4 of the way in from the drip line. Make... 
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How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden

How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden
Proper soil preparation when growing vegetables is the key to successful and bountiful harvest but if you neglect to do this, it can greatly hinder the cultivation of demanding plants. The ideal soil for growing vegetables should be neither too light nor too compacted, it should be crumbly and have a balanced texture. Airy and... 
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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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