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4 Common Mistakes You’re Probably Making if You’re New to Plant Parenthood | Architectural Digest

Kamili Bell Hill, the founder of Plant Blerd and Black People With Plants, says she relies on the compass app on her phone to check her windows’ direction. “Generally speaking, south-facing light is the brightest you can have, and north-facing light is a much lower lighting condition,” she advises. “The key to success is doing …

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Gardening: How to use vertical space to grow edibles in a small garden

DO YOU find that you just don’t have enough floor area when you venture into your small garden? It may leave you tripping over pots, squeezing into cramped seating areas and longing to be able to grow much more in your outside space. Yet, if you think vertically, the smallest space can offer an abundance …

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Kicked to the curb? Mums are perennials you can hold onto

Signs of autumn are most apparent in colder climates, where fall foliage sets the landscape ablaze. But regardless of your location, chances are there’s one familiar seasonal sight each year: potted chrysanthemums perched on porches, hanging in baskets, temporarily planted into borders. And soon, they get kicked to the curb with decaying jack-o’-lanterns. Curious and …

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Gareth Carter Gardening: Christmas is coming, get your strawberry plants under way

Time to plant strawberries. Photo / File The best time to plant strawberry plants is during May and June. This is not to exclude planting throughout the year but by planting during May and June you will get the maximum production from their first year of growing which means – lots of strawberries for Christmas! …

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Fielding Questions: Hoya troubles, overwintering mandevilla, potato storage – InForum

Q: I have a large hoya that’s been magnificent for over 10 years. Lately it’s been dropping leaves that look dried up. I’m enclosing a picture that hopefully gives you a clue as to what’s happening. Normally this plant is just awesome. It’s in an east window in which it’s done so well. —Elizabeth P. …

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How to Care for a Christmas Cactus Plant

Season’s greenings! Christmas cacti are just about ready to make their grand entrance for the year. They come in a wide variety of flower colors and are absolutely gorgeous once in bloom. And thankfully, a well-established Christmas cactus really doesn’t need much to keep them happy. But what exactly is this gorgeous plant? Why is …

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Kicked to the curb? Mums are perennials you can hold onto Lifestyles

Signs of autumn are most apparent in colder climates, where fall foliage sets the landscape ablaze. But regardless of your location, chances are there’s one familiar seasonal sight each year: potted chrysanthemums perched on porches, hanging in baskets, temporarily planted into borders. And soon, they get kicked to the curb with decaying jack-o’-lanterns. Curious and …

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Kicked to the curb? Mums are perennials you can hold onto Lifestyles

Signs of autumn are most apparent in colder climates, where fall foliage sets the landscape ablaze. But regardless of your location, chances are there’s one familiar seasonal sight each year: potted chrysanthemums perched on porches, hanging in baskets, temporarily planted into borders. And soon, they get kicked to the curb with decaying jack-o’-lanterns. Curious and …

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Potted plants can brighten the porch if you avoid these blunders

Canna, rudbeckia, osteospermum and sweet potato vine make a stunning combination in this container. Courtesy Kansas State University Research and Extension The arrival of spring brings signs of hope all around us. Many of us are bitten by the “gardening bug” and want to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Container gardens can brighten …

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