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Organize Seed Packets Before You Sow

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Text by Niki Jabbour for the January/February 2014 issue of Horticulture. Confession time! My seed boxes are a disaster and it’s time to take advantage of the winter break to get organized. Plus, I’m almost ready to place my annual …

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Seed-starting Tips: 7 Key Reminders

Text by William Cullina, President & CEO of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, for Horticulture’s October 2014 issue. Raising plants from seeds is very satisfying, but it does have its challenges. The horticultural equivalent to cooking from scratch, it gives you …

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Beginner Bonsai Tips

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Bonsai is the art of pruning and training a tree, planted in a small pot, into a desired shape, with careful attention to scale and proportion. Both the roots and the top growth are clipped on a regular basis to …

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Overwater Houseplants? These Can Handle It

overwater houseplants

If you overwater houseplants, most will suffer or outright die. For most houseplants, it’s best to let the soil dry slightly to the touch before watering them again, but there are a few kinds that enjoy perpetually moist conditions.