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How to Save a Dying Corn Plant (Dracaena)

After the excitement of bringing home your corn plant, expecting it to bring you years of luscious foliage, disappointment can set in when your plant’s leaves turn brown, yellow, grow inwards, or when any number of problems begin to ravish your once beautiful corn plant. Fortunately, being the resilient house plant that any dracaena variety is, you don’t need to …

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Are Hedge Apples Edible? (And What Are They Good For?)

There are many things that spur exploration, from benign curiosity to the evils of imperialism to the thrill of adventure and entrepreneurship and everything in between. For as different as these impulses may be, however, whenever we as individuals or cultures encounter new plants, one of our first questions is inevitably “Is this edible?” Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers, …

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Peace Lily with Browning Leaves (3 Potential Causes to Consider)

Peace lilies are an incredibly common houseplant, and there is very good reason for this. Peace lilies can provide a unique option of home décor, so long as you properly care for the plant. If you do not care for the plant properly, there’s a good chance that the appearance will reflect this. One such way that this can happen …

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Seed Starting: Potting Mix vs. Potting Soil

For the uninitiated, potting mix and potting soil can be the same. They look quite the same and it’s hard to differentiate between the two if you don’t know what to look for. This guide, however, can fill you in on the differences between the two and which one might suit you best. The Differences While they are often interchangeable, …

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What’s the Difference Between Soil and Compost? (And When to Use Each)

Although some people use the terms soil and compost interchangeably, there is actually a big difference between them. They each have important functions in gardening, but soil is a natural product that is formed in the environment, and compost is recycled plant and kitchen waste. They complement each other, but they are not the same thing. What Is Soil? Plants …

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5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Grass in Flower Beds

You take the time to plan out your own perfect little garden and everything is going well. You get such enjoyment every time you walk outside and see the colorful blooms and inhale the luscious scents. You are beaming with pride but then something catches your eye. It appears that some grass has found its way into your precious plot. …

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How to Grow and Care for Impatiens (Tips, Pests, Diseases, and More)

Impatiens are popular flowers that come in a variety of bright colors including orange, pink, purple, red, white, and yellow. It is an annual flowering plant and it blooms in the summer and fall. It does well in the shade and it thrives in hardiness zones 10 and 11. The name impatiens is a Latin word that means “impatient.” This …

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How to Grow and Care for Pansies (Tips, Varieties, Pests, and Diseases)

Pansies are a very popular annual flower that does well in the cool weather. They share the genus Viola and many are hybrids that have a lot of similarities. They have pretty flowers that overlap and have the shape of a heart. They come in bright colors as well as bi-colors with markings that resemble a face. Pansies are small …