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How To Keep Your Poinsettia Plant Blooming – 4 Secrets To Success!

Today’s article is all about the gorgeous poinsettia plant – and more importantly, how to keep it blooming bright and beautiful all through the holiday season! Poinsettias are synonymous with holiday decorating. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the stunning blooms of this perennial plant brighten up everything from fireplace mantles to table centerpieces and …

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How To Understand Growing Zones & Hardiness Maps To Plant Smart

If there is one thing that seems to baffle gardeners, it is trying to understand growing zones and hardiness maps. It’s easy to see why it can all be so confusing. What might be a perennial in one area can only be grown as an annual in others. While someone living in a certain growing …

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The Mistletoe Plant – How A Thieving Plant Became A Christmas Tradition

Who knew the mistletoe plant had such devious roots? Mistletoe is a part of one of the oldest and most recognizable Christmas traditions around – the mistletoe kiss. And yet, as it turns out, the plant itself is a bit of a nuisance! Each and every holiday season, mistletoe graces the hallways and front entrances …

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Christmas Cactus Care – How To Keep Your Holiday Cactus Healthy!

Christmas Cactus Care 101. Long known for their perfectly timed display of holiday blooms, Christmas cacti are an easy-care houseplant that can add a burst of color to your home throughout the holidays – and beyond! The flat, dark green, pointy edged foliage is a beautiful contrast to the plant’s showy and colorful blooms. Blooms …

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Caring For A Living Christmas Tree – Before, During And After Christmas!

A living Christmas tree is an excellent way to celebrate the holiday season and add lasting beauty to your landscape. For many, decorating the house for Christmas all starts with selecting the perfect tree. Many folks still love the tradition of heading out into the woods to find and cut down their special tree. Others …

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Building And Using A Hoophouse – Growing Beyond Warm Weather

How to extend your growing season with a Hoophouse. When the weather turns cold, many gardeners think it’s time to pack it in until warm weather returns. Although its true that a hard frost or freeze can stop vegetable plants in their tracks, a hoophouse can protect plants and extend the growing season well beyond …

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Composting Leaves – How To Make Incredible Compost This Fall!

Autumn has arrived, and that means it’s time to start composting leaves! Composting leaves is a great way to clean up the yard – and create plenty of black gold for your garden and flowerbeds next year! When it comes to recharging and building soil naturally, compost is king. Working in large amounts of compost …

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The 5 Most Common Summer Landscape And Garden Mistakes!

Some of the most common garden mistakes and landscaping miscues occur during the middle of summer. Summertime is great time to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, all of that enjoying sometimes leads to a few forgotten chores. As much as gardeners worry about getting things “just right” in the spring, or putting their yard and garden …

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Predicting Winter – Myths And Folklore To Tell What’s In Store!

There is simply no shortage of folklore when it comes to predicting winter. For as long as humans have roamed the earth, they have been passing down stories, myths and legends about how to tell how much snow will fall, or how cold the temperatures will plummet this coming winter. Some involve animals, while others …

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