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Marigolds in your Garden

In Marigolds by Thussadmin

Marigolds are an excellent plant to grow. They look lovely in planters or as ornamental beds and borders. But they can also be an excellent addition to your vegetable garden. Many gardeners don’t think to plant flowers in their vegetable garden, but by doing so will help increase the diversity of plants and wildlife, attract more pollinators, increase resilience, protect the …

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Slugs in the Garden

In Slugs by Thussadmin

Slugs are among the most easily recognized pests and if you have slugs in your garden, you are probably familiar with the damage they cause to your plants. You may notice their slimy trail they leave behind or the shredded leaves of your plant. Slugs are nocturnal, so you don’t generally see them. They will emerge or hatch in the …

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Tomato Blight

In Tomato Blight by Thussadmin

It’s that time of the year again when we are anticipating on eating all the great vegetables from our gardens! Here is a bit of info that will hopefully help you to avoid that awful Tomato Blight so you get to enjoy those ripe delicious tomatoes!  One thing to remember is that once you have tomato blight there is not …

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Heat Stress on Plants

In Heat Stress on Plants by Thussadmin

When temperatures in late spring and summer start creeping up, you’re not the only one who can get stressed.  A lot of plants will suffer when the weather turns hot out. Irreversible damage can occur to the plant with decreased functions in growth, failure to flower, or failure to produce seeds. However, with adequate care, outdoor plants in the extreme …

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Succulents

In Succulents by Thussadmin

When  you  need  houseplants  that  can  thrive  with  little  water,  look  no  further  than  these … Succulents!  Not  only are they easy to grow but they have so many health benefits! They  Can  … Brighten A Home in Any Climate Help Purify the Air Add Fresh Oxygen to Your Environment Improve Your Focus Increase Pain Tolerance Enhance Memory As your …

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To Deadhead or Not?

In Deadheading by Thussadmin

First, what exactly is deadheading?  This gardening term simply means to remove the old spent blooms including any developing seed from a plant to help keep it blooming longer. Why does a plant bloom more if you remove old flowers?  Flowers are a means to ensure the continued survival of the plant and the next generation as well.  In some cases, …

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Lavender

In Lavender by Thussadmin

Lavender can make a stunning addition to borders and perennial gardens, providing bundles of color from early summer into fall. With its green foliage, upright flower spikes and compact shrub-like form, lavender is ideal for creating informal hedges. You can also cut it for fragrant floral arrangements. Ensure that you purchase healthy plants for your garden. Provide consistent watering until …

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Making Mistakes

In Tips to avoid mistakes by Thussadmin

Love the idea of having a beautiful garden? Hold that thought! If you are fairly new to gardening, you will need to know a few things that will help keep you out of trouble. Being a gardener means you will likely make a few mistakes, even armed with gardening know-how and well meaning advice. Preparing the soil before planting is …

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Vegetable Leaf Spots and Molds

In Leaf Spot by Thussadmin

Given the current situation it’s not surprising more people have decided to plant a vegetable garden this year. Your vegetables are likely growing really well and look great! However, if you have started to notice any spots or molds on your plants, here is a bit of info that can help you. Leaf spot is a very common disease of …

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Plants that keep those pesky bugs away!

In Plants that repel insects by Thussadmin

  Summer is almost here, and you’ll want to spend more time outside and in your gardens. Unfortunately, so will those pesky bugs! You can plant herbs and flowers that will help to repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and at the same time add a touch of beauty to your backyard. Plants have unique natural abilities to emit different chemical substances that can serve …