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Rose bushes are very sensitive to being moved but it can be done if you take measures to ensure their health and safety. You need to know when and how to move them so that they will survive. As long as you take precautions, rose bushes will adapt and thrive in the new location. There are two methods to transplant the rose bush, which depend on whether the bush is dormant or not. Read on…

A butterfly bush will provide you with blooms from the summer through the fall, and it is easy to propagate through seeds, cuttings, and division. It will also draw butterflies to your garden, which is beneficial because they are wonderful pollinators. What Is a Butterfly Bush? The butterfly bush is in the Scrophulariaceae family. It grows quickly, reaching five to ten feet in height, and it is easy to care for. It has blossoms that…

Soil is made up of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms, and it has several important functions, including providing the conditions for plants to grow. One of the macronutrients in soil is calcium, which is important for plant growth. It also helps to make plants less at risk for diseases and pests. Your soil needs the right balance of calcium to create the ideal environment for your plants, so it is important to learn…

As Bilbo Baggins explains The Fellowship of the Ring, “All hobbits share a love of things that grow.” Maybe you were born with a green thumb, maybe you’re getting in touch with your inner hobbit, or maybe you too just “share a love of things that grow,” but whatever the reason, you’re intent on making sure your potted plants indoors and outdoors get the best soil possible. That means taking a closer look at what…

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 buy a new plant and start afresh, with your fingers crossed that it’ll work out…

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, after all, foraging for plants and berries to survive. With so much of the planet…

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 is through browning leaves. If you notice that your peace lily’s leaves are beginning to…

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, there are distinct differences between potting soil and potting mix. If you aren’t that stringent…

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