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The snake plant, also known as the Sansevieria, has become an incredibly popular houseplant over the passage of time. It’s often regarded as the go-to plant for people, especially those who are new to growing them. This is a plant of African origin, and tends to grow upward in the form of spears. The sharp look of the plant is one of the defining features, because it has leaves unlike anything that you might have…

Tomatoes are widely regarded by many as one of the most popular vegetables to grow, especially if you have a home garden. After all, tomatoes are incredibly versatile, and despite being categorized as a fruit, it actually makes for an excellent finish on any kind of food. Needless to say, there’s really nothing quite like a few sliced tomatoes to finish off a sandwich. But, while the tomato plant is relatively easy to grow and…

The hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants that is incredibly popular. Renowned for its beautiful, colorful flowers and the sheer amount of flowers that it gives off each season, the hibiscus plant can prove to be an incredible addition to your garden. You need to be careful, however, that you take care of the plant, if you want it to flower every year. The hibiscus plant generally does not require a lot of specialist…

When you plant a garden, you want to find the right mix of plants. They should complement each other without being overpowering. Roses are amazing plants, and people often wonder what to plant in the garden with them. You need to consider the aesthetics, as well as plants that will allow for the right growing conditions and plant health. You need to look at finding a companion that improves the soil and deters pests that…

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, but can that really apply to something as delightful as a daffodil? Well, it depends on who you ask and what you want in your lawn. There’s no denying that these little bursts have a way of getting around. That doesn’t mean that they are some of the fastest-spreading flowers out there. On the contrary, there are many species that can spread seeds or…

If you have ever visited the Friendly Confines at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, or even just seen it on TV or any number of pictures depicting one of the oldest baseball stadiums still in existence, you know all about its trademark ivy wall. No other major league stadium has that feature, but have you ever stopped to wonder what type it is – or realize that there are different types of ivy at all? The ivy…

The opening to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebeca features one of the most famous depictions of rhododendrons of all-time as they twist their way around into the Unnamed Narrator’s imagination as she imagines how the famed Manderley estate’s “Rhododendrons stood 50 feet high.” The rhododendrons at Manderley itself are no less imposing, being described as being “twisted and entwined with bracken” as though in an “alien marriage with a host of nameless shrubs” while appearing like…

Have you found a gorgeous healthy-looking plant, read the label to discover the species and now wondering how often to water African Violets? Good for you because watering at any frequency is likely to lead to problems. Timing and frequency of watering for African Violets are pivotal to keep them well nourished, and blooming throughout the season. Determining When to Water African Violets African violets should only be watered when they need to be hydrated…

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