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Increasingly Popular As Design Features, Plants Add Wellness And Style Benefits To Home Spaces

Plant features are increasingly popular in residential design, as this virtual showcase home … [+] handsomely demonstrates. ARIANA AFSHAR LOVATO / (C) SEASONAL LIVING “There is a whole new group of‘ plant parents ’and they are absolute beginners,” declares Lisa Steinkopf, blogging since 2011 as The Houseplant Guru and the author of four indoor gardening …

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Ask the Gardener: Tips for repotting plants

What to do this week Next weekend is the traditional holiday to plant tomatoes and other frost-sensitive vegetables and ornamentals, but global warming keeps pushing the calendar ahead, so you are probably safe to start shopping now for annuals, herbs, vegetables, and container gardens at local nurseries and fund-raising sales. After weeding beds thoroughly, transplant …

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The facts on potting ‘soil’ – and putting rocks in the bottom of containers (don’t!) – The Virginian-Pilot

I recently read an article in a national publication offering advice on repotting houseplants. While some of the advice resonated with me, a couple of assertions did not. The first was that container plants do not need fancy soil. Actually, my beef is more with the liberal use of the word “soil” in the article. …

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The no-fail recipe for houseplant success – InForum

Do you have a green thumb? Hopefully your thumb isn’t actually green, but the age-old term simply means you’re giving plants what they need to thrive. Plants’ needs are pretty basic, including air, light, water and nutrition. Everyone can learn to provide what houseplants need, making green thumbs possible for everyone. With a can-do attitude …

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10 of Britain’s best garden centers to visit in spring 2022

When I was younger, the garden center was a place where one might be treated to an extra dollop of cream on a scone and some English Breakfast tea, provided one was patient and well-behaved enough to mill about with Gran and Gramps on an interminable Saturday quest for begonias. It was infinitely less attractive …

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10 of Britain’s best garden centers to visit in spring 2022

When I was younger, the garden center was a place where one might be treated to an extra dollop of cream on a scone and some English Breakfast tea, provided one was patient and well-behaved enough to mill about with Gran and Gramps on an interminable Saturday quest for begonias. It was infinitely less attractive …

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12 Best Places To Buy Indoor Plants Online

Whether you want to add a pop of green to a bookshelf, desk or empty bedroom corner, houseplants add immediate interest and life to indoor spaces. Fortunately, it’s now super convenient to shop for indoor plants online, eliminating the need to visit a local nursery where you may have a limited selection, or wrestle a …

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Tips for gardening indoors during the dark Northwest winter

When succulents such as jade plants receive little sunlight in the winter, they start to go dormant and remain healthy only if given no food or water. The Olympian file Now is a good time to consider your sills and skills and garden indoors. The brightest windows that face south or west should be used …

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The best houseplants for beginners? It all depends on your personality Berkshirelandscapes

NORTH ADAMS – With cold weather and short days, winter can be bleak. Adding some greenery to your house could help brighten your days, but if you’re new to houseplants, it may seem daunting. If You Go Drink and Dish What: A night of building dish in a succulent garden When: 6 pm Feb. 10 …

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