Cultivation

Houseplants Care and Design Made Easy

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Houseplants—love them or hate them? From casual conversations and various written records I’ve gathered that gardeners fall into both camps. (I’m sure there are some firmly neutral folks out there, too.) I myself love them. Here are some reasons to …

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Can You Plant Arborvitae in the Fall?

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In general, fall is the best season to plant shrubs (among most other types of plants, too). Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, and many gardeners seem to count arborvitae among them.

Mulch Alternatives Around Trees

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  Volcano mulching continues to be an epidemic in the landscape. This got me to thinking, if we cannot get people to avoid mounding mulch up against their trees’ trunks, maybe we should do without mulch all together. Gasp! I …

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Introduction to Composting

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  Here’s a gem of advice: Composting is nothing more than putting your garden and kitchen scraps in one place. There, isn’t that easy? Here are a few tips to get you started. You cannot do this wrong. The worst …

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