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Butterfly Gardens

In Pollinators by Thussadmin

Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. Different species of butterflies have different preferences of nectar, in both colors and tastes. Searching for nectar they help pollinate plants, ensuring seeds for future generations. Planting a wide variety of plants will give the greatest diversity of visitors in your garden. …

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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 vegetable gardens.  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 tomatoes and can …

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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 …

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Drought Tolerant Plants

In Drought Tolerant Plants by Thussadmin

In order to beat the heat of summer and have a colorful yard or patio all season long, you’ll need to have plants that are tolerant of the high temperatures of summer as well as being somewhat drought tolerant. The following is a partial list of plants having drought tolerant potential, but you must still remember  that all plants will …

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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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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, and that’s okay. Preparing the soil …

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Pollinators

In Pollinators by Thussadmin

How to create a pollinator friendly garden What may seem like a small contribution — a tiny flower planted in a pot or the ground can actually provide a valuable place for pollinators like hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Chances are you’re already taking steps to help pollinators and you may not even know it! Sometimes keeping your yard a little …

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Gardening in the Shade

In Shade Gardening by Thussadmin

Every yard has its own special challenges, but it’s nothing a little pop of color can’t fix. There are many flowers that can grow and flourish in shade. A few shade tolerant flowers whether perennials or annuals, planted in the right places can bring color to a dark corner. Every plant needs water and sun to survive, but not all of them …

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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! Many aromatic plants can deter insects that might otherwise attack your plants. Fragrant herbs like mint, sage, and basil are useful for repelling insects. Planting herbs and certain flowers will help to repel those bugs, including irritating …