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Melinda Gray Schmidt

When to Cut Back Mums After Blooming [And How to Do That]

Mums bring a beautiful burst of fall color to your yard when little else is blooming. But they can’t bloom forever. So when should you cut your mums back after they stop blooming? And how exactly should you do that? We’ve done the research and have all the answers you need.  After your mums stop …

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7 Best Perennials to Plant Around Your Mailbox

Perennials provide a convenient and low-maintenance way to liven up any yard, so you no doubt want to find as many places to include them as possible. Your mailbox provides a perfect centerpiece to showcase a vivid arrangement of perennials. But which ones should you choose? We’ve done the research to find the seven best …

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Why Is My Dragon Tree Dying? [With Tips On What To Do About It]

A Madagascar dragon tree, otherwise known as Dracaena marginata, is an elegant and easy-to-care-for houseplant. But even the least-demanding plants still need the right basic care and conditions to thrive. If your dragon tree is looking a little under the weather—drooping, losing leaves, or turning brown or yellow—you may wonder whether it’s dying and whether …

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