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How to Care for Water Pond Plants

How to Care for Water Pond Plants

Installing a water pond adds unexpected beauty and aesthetic appeal to your yard. There are several types of plants that thrive in this environment. However, these plants require some regular maintenance to stay healthy. Given the limited nutrients available in a water pond, most pond plants need fe......[Read More]
Gas Powered Hedge Trimmer Comparisons

Gas Powered Hedge Trimmer Comparisons

Gas-powered hedge trimmers use reciprocating teeth to trim back overgrown bushes, shrubs and hedges. These power tools act much like garden shears, except with a motor to quickly snip and dice, saving you crucial time on your weekend lawn care. Gas-powered hedge trimmers will help make your hedges l......[Read More]
What Is WGS in "MapleStory"?

What Is WGS in "MapleStory"?

“MapleStory” is an massively multiplayer online role-playing game, or MMORPG, available for free to anyone running a Windows PC. This game was originally developed in Korea, but is now available around the world -- in North America, "MapleStory" is published by Nexon. Players i......[Read More]
Herbicide That Won't Kill Lilies

Herbicide That Won't Kill Lilies

Lilies are perennial flowering plants that grow from bulbs. Both annual broadleaf weeds and grassy weeds steal important nutrients from the soil meant for lily plants. It is important for gardeners to kill their invading weeds with herbicides either before planting their lilies or during the growing......[Read More]
How to Keep Bouquets of Roses Alive

How to Keep Bouquets of Roses Alive

A beautiful bouquet of fresh roses brightens any room. The longer your roses last, the longer you can enjoy their vibrant colors, full buds and aromatic scent. Whether you bought the flowers at the market, picked them from your garden or had them delivered to your doorstep, you can take some quick m......[Read More]
How to Repot Blueberries

How to Repot Blueberries

People who live in areas with unsuitable soil can still enjoy the rewards of fresh blueberries by growing the bushes in containers. Blueberries are ideally suited for container gardening because of their shallow root systems. If you're bringing a new bush home for planting, you'll need to repot it b......[Read More]
How to Care for a Mini Grapefruit Tree

How to Care for a Mini Grapefruit Tree

Grapefruit trees are lush, productive trees in home gardens and grow the largest of the citrus fruits. These are also the most sensitive citrus trees, though, with hardiness to only 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Gardeners in cold areas turn to indoor growing to protect grapefruit trees, with dwarf or minia......[Read More]
How to Save Angelonia Flower Seeds

How to Save Angelonia Flower Seeds

Sowing your own seeds is an economical way to have a gorgeous flowerbed every season without the cost of buying them. Anglelonia is a native plant in Mexico and the West Indies. The leaves smell like apples and bloom in a variety of colors. If your plants are hybrid, the seeds will not save as true ......[Read More]
How to Recognize a Baby Sassafras Tree

How to Recognize a Baby Sassafras Tree

Sassafras trees (Sassafras albidum) start off as small saplings only a few inches in height. In this vulnerable state they can easily be mowed over, stepped on or mistaken for weeds. A sassafras sapling can be easily identified by looking at the leaf structure and by the smell of the leaves. Being a......[Read More]
What Environment Do Day Lilies Grow Best In?

What Environment Do Day Lilies Grow Best In?

Day lilies, members of the Hemerocallis genus, are aptly named as each flower only lasts for one day. These spring flowers are hardy perennials that grow throughout most of the United States, both in the wild and in gardens.......[Read More]
How to Control Chloris Verticillata

How to Control Chloris Verticillata

Chloris verticillata is also called Tumble Windmillgrass. This perennial grass grows in sandy, gravel-filled soil in the southwest United States. The grass grows to 16 inches tall. Branches shaped like windmills characterize this plant. The blades of grass are typically 6 inches long. Tumble windmil......[Read More]
Diseases of a Lavender Plant

Diseases of a Lavender Plant

Lavender plants provide a spectacular backdrop of color to the home garden. Lavender also is highly sought after for the pleasant aroma produced by the flowers. While generally hardy, lavender does suffer from a few diseases and pests of which growers should be aware.......[Read More]
Green Onion Transplants

Green Onion Transplants

The tender green foliage of onion bulbs provides a mild onion flavor to cooked and raw dishes. Onion leaves, called green onions or scallions, resemble a hollow grass stalk. You can harvest the leaves as you need them throughout the growing season. The leaves continue to grow back as long as the bul......[Read More]
How to Plant Tomatoes in the Summer

How to Plant Tomatoes in the Summer

Planting tomatoes is generally done in the springtime to allow the tomatoes to grow and mature by summer, but that is not to say that you can't plants tomatoes in the higher heat of summer. According to the Louisiana State University agricultural center, summer heat can cause irregular flower growt......[Read More]
Types of Flowering Shrubs

Types of Flowering Shrubs

Butterfly bushes attract butterflies throughout the summer and fall.colorful butterfly on a butterfly bush image by Scott Slattery from Fotolia.comFlowering shrubs can be a great addition to any landscape or garden. With many sizes, shapes and colors, there are hundreds of flowering shrub.........[Read More]
The Importance of Our Ecosystem & Ways to Protect It

The Importance of Our Ecosystem & Ways to Protect It

The word "ecosystem" is short for ecological system and consists of many different organisms such as plants, animals, soil, water and microorganisms living together and relying on each other for existence. The Earth is made up of millions of individual ecosystems, from small ecosystems.........[Read More]
What Are Healthy Things That Red Worms Eat?

What Are Healthy Things That Red Worms Eat?

Diets of Wormsworm image by Ksenija Djurica from Fotolia.comVermicompost is produced by utilizing worms to create a mixture of food waste and worm manure. Vermicompost contains high amounts of organic matter that various plants and soil can benefit from greatly. Also, with less ammonia.........[Read More]
Spring Feeding for Azaleas & Rhododendrons

Spring Feeding for Azaleas & Rhododendrons

Azaleas and rhododendrons add their beauty to the spring flower show. These flowering shrubs are generally carefree. Occasionally, azaleas and rhododendrons require light feeding to boost their health and blossom production. Feeding them at the right time will ensure their continued health and beaut......[Read More]
My Hydrangea Will Not Flower

My Hydrangea Will Not Flower

The hydrangea's large, puffy flowers, which can be blue, pink, white or purple, have made it a favorite shrub of gardeners for many generations. However, the hydrangea can be rather finicky in its requirements. If your hydrangea is not flowering properly, consider the various factors that commonly a......[Read More]