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How Do I Get My Avocado Tree To Flower?

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Do you have an avocado tree in your garden? If you’re wondering how to get your avocado tree to flower, don’t worry. To help you, we did thorough research to find the best way to achieve it.  The avocado tree…

15 Best Non-Detergent Soaps For Plants

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Plants need cleaning once in a while. Insecticidal soaps will kill the insects that come in contact with your plants. Using them will help you prevent plant diseases. Besides keeping the plants clean, you should also be conscious of soil…

Does Jasmine Have Invasive Roots?

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Jasmine is a delicate plant with tiny flowers and alluring blossoms. You can enjoy its aroma on warm days if you grow it next to a place where you sit outside. But have you ever wondered if Jasmine has invasive…

What Should Compost Smell Like?

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Crafting your own compost is a delightfully rewarding journey. But beware, while some plant-friendly elements may not tickle your olfactory senses, your compost shouldn’t reek. So, what’s the aromatic fingerprint of a healthy compost? We’ve done a deep dive into…

How To Overwinter Nepeta (Catnip)

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As a cat lover and a gardener, you want to make sure your catnip plant stays alive over the winter. Learning how to properly overwinter your nepeta will build your confidence and help keep your plants healthy over the cold…

How To Plant After Mulching

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Can you plant new flowers after you’ve already mulched the plant beds in your garden? If yes, how do you do this? Will it affect the mulches that you’ve placed on top of the soil? If you’re asking these questions…

Sycamore Tree Dying – What To Do?

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Sycamore trees are large, deciduous trees that make a great addition to your yard. This tall, long-living tree can create good shade in your landscape. Even though the tree has a long life expectancy, it can die due to disease…

When To Plant Fruit Trees In Zone 6?

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Zone 6 enjoys favorable summers and moderately chilly winter, making it the perfect place to grow various fruit trees in your garden. However, finding the right timing to plant your perennial can be a little tricky. That is why we…

When And What To Spray On Fruit Trees?

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Like most plants, fruit trees have their own set of needs in order to grow, thrive, and develop. Applying chemicals is a measure that ensures their overall health against pests and diseases. We have researched when and what to spray…

15 Best Plant-Based Compost Mixes

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Soil is essential for the healthy growth of plants. What you blend with it influences the production of blooms, foliage, and fruits. Compost can help your soil regain its strength and allow more plant nutrients.  The plants will grow well…

How To Overwinter Impatiens

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Impatiens are stunning plants that look good in pots, summer bedding, and other outdoor settings. You may be familiar with them bursting ripe seeds at the slightest touch. In this post, we will tackle well-researched answers about the process of…

12 Fruit Trees With Red Leaves

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While red fruits are prevalent, some fruit trees possess the same vibrancy and boldness in their foliage. Are you wondering what those varieties are? To help you, we researched which fruit trees have red leaves. Here’s what we found. If…

How To Overwinter Nemesia

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Nemesia plants are known for their attractive yellow, purple, red, brown, and orange blooms that grow in mild temperatures. They are great as hedges, borders, container or basket plants, as well as ground covers since they tend to be low-growing.…

Do You Have To Have Two Fruit Trees To Get Fruit?

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Fruit trees are always a welcome addition to backyards and gardens because they become an instant source of healthy food while creating an old-fashioned, traditional look. We have researched facts on how to successfully grow fruit trees. It includes all…

11 Zone 4 Plants That Attract Butterflies

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You can attract beautiful butterflies with bright flowers and high-pollen plants. You can tell that you have a healthy garden when pollinators are present. Living in Zone 4 means that your plants must withstand average low temperatures between -30 and…

6 Zone 4 Perennials That Repel Mosquitoes

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For gardeners, summer is a special time. The long days of sunlight and warmth bring out fruits and flowers that add color and perfume to our gardens. Unfortunately, summer also brings out one of nature’s greatest nuisances: the mosquito. These…

Can Cherry Blossom Trees Grow In California?

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 A popular subject in Japanese art, cherry blossom trees are beautiful. Known for their dainty, though fleeting, pretty pink flowers, they can offer a stunning focal piece to any yard they are grown in. If you’ve fallen in love with…

Should Japanese Maples Be Pruned?

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The Japanese maple is a colorful tree that homeowners like to plant for landscaping purposes. We often wonder if it is necessary to prune this decorative plant or just let it grow and flourish. To answer this question, we carried…

Ice Plant Not Blooming – Why And What To Do?

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Ice plants have specific growth and development needs. So, environmental factors and soil conditions may affect their ability to produce flowers. That said, we researched ice plants to find out how you can care for them properly and promote blooming.…

Why Is My Yarrow Dying [And What To Do]?

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Realizing your favorite flower has started to die can ruin your day. Do you have a yarrow plant that isn’t looking healthy in your garden and don’t know what to do? What typically causes yarrows to die? Well, we’ve done…

7 Evergreens For Shade Zone 5

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When you’re planting in Zone 5, you need to know which evergreens are best suited to your soil and climate. Plant the wrong evergreen and your landscaping may struggle to meet your expectations. Fortunately, there are several evergreens that thrive…

Can Hosta Grow In Water? [And How To]

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Hostas, also known as Plantain Lily, are herbaceous perennials. Hostas have incredible color, size, texture, and leaf shape. You may be wondering how to take care of Hostas and if you can grow them in water. If so, you came…

Why Is My Nemesia Dying – What To Do?

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The nemesia is generally easy to develop and care for if subject to appropriate growing conditions. But this plant can still be susceptible to wilting, and perhaps eventually dying. So what can you do to care for your nemesia if…

How Fast Do Butterfly Bushes Grow?

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If you are thinking of bushes for your garden, butterfly bushes are a great addition. The butterfly bushes are also known for their fast growth, but just how fast do they really grow? Fortunately, we did research on the background…

What Is Stripping My Rose Leaves?

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Roses are so pretty that you want them to be always blooming healthy. However, like other plants, it is also inevitable to become unhealthy sometimes. And our primary concern in this post is what is stripping your rose leaves. We…

Can You Grow a Cherry Tree From a Pit?

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Whether sweet, sour or somewhere in between, Cherries are a delicious summertime treat. You can bake them in a pie or a cobbler or enjoy them fresh out of the bag or off the tree. But what if you want…

What To Plant Under And Around Arborvitae

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Arborvitae are attractive evergreen trees with dense foliage and a characteristic narrow pyramid shape. It is a popular choice for landscapes, privacy hedges, garden boundaries, and other outdoor areas. We have researched every aspect you need to know about arborvitae…

Will Deer Eat Bay Laurel?

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If you live near the woods, you’re bound to be extra careful about the plants you put up in your garden since they could attract animals you don’t want hanging around your yard. Bay Laurel is an aromatic; a spice…

How To Overwinter Lemon Trees

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Lemon trees can be the perfect addition to your garden since they are easy to grow, but they do require special care to survive low temperatures. If you are a lemon tree owner who wants to prepare your plant for…

12 Drought-Tolerant Plants For Zone 5

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When water is scarce, what better way to adapt than to choose completely low-maintenance plants in our blooming backyards, right? In this post, we have created a list of the plants that you can count on even through a dry…

Why Are My Blanket Flowers Dying?

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Like all other plants, it is inevitable for blanket flowers or gaillardias to experience diseases. But in this case, you want to know why your blanket flowers are dying. Very well, you may now relax since we already researched the…

Magnolia Bush Vs Tree: How To Shape Yours

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Are you torn between a magnolia bush or tree for your garden? One key area for both is proper pruning and shaping. We’ve researched how to shape magnolia trees and bushes so you don’t have to. Here’s what we found:…

Why Is My Columbine Not Blooming?

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Columbines bring vibrant colors to your garden. They can pretty much grow by themselves and do not demand a lot of attention to maintain. But what makes them suddenly stop blooming? We have researched this question and found the answer…

When To Apply Beneficial Nematodes

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If you’re having problems with worms and grubs in your garden and looking for ways to control them, then you may have heard of beneficial nematodes. But you may be curious, when is the best time to apply it? So,…

Why Is My Lemon Cypress Tree Turning Brown?

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The lemon cypress is a popular gardening choice due to its conical growth pattern that terminates in yellow-green, needle-like foliage that produces a distinct citrus scent. Though relatively easy to maintain, especially when planted outdoors, it has certain growth requirements…

Why Are My Daisies Turning Brown?

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Daisies are easy to take care of, the reason why they are popular plants in most gardens. These flowers are known as indestructible because it is not easy for them to die. However, there are still a few things that…

15 Gorgeous Wooded Backyard Ideas

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Art and landscaping can help you to recapture scenes from your favorite movies with all modern amenities. The usual plain backyards or properties bordering wooded areas can benefit from good landscaping. However, wooded backyards can be intimidating. Whether you want…

11 Ground Cover Evergreen Flowering Shrubs

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Are you looking for an option to fill that problematic garden space that will offer color and beauty? If so, consider adding flowering evergreen groundcovers in these locations. These plants add attention and texture to your landscape, limit weed growth,…