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Cherry trees are among the first garden plants to signal the end of the winter weather. In early spring, these are the first trees to put out a burst of pink or white flowers. It’s the welcome sign to the spring garden marking the start of colorful blooms and lush juicy fruits. Keep in mind though, the fruits only grow on mature cherry trees older than 4 years, or 3 years for dwarf varieties. Younger…

Pothos plants have become very common houseplants in recent years. This is partially because they’re considered to be a good plant for people who aren’t particularly good at taking care of plants. If you’ve had bad luck and killed several houseplants before, then you might have better luck taking care of a pothos plant. It isn’t as finicky as many other houseplants, and this makes it a good one to help you get used to…

Give a peace lily the right care and attention, and it’ll reward you with explosive growth, an abundance of blooms, and it’ll even produce little pups you can divide from the mother plant to grow even more gorgeous houseplants. They really are a gift from nature. They’re even quite smart at telling you when they need to be repotted. The one tell-tale sign of when to repot your peace lily is when you’re watering them…

Lemongrass is often used as a type of ornamental plant, and many people like putting it in their garden areas too. If you have been thinking about growing lemongrass, then you’re probably trying to learn a bit about it. You should know that these plants can grow faster than you might expect. They can grow very quickly when you take care of them well. Being that lemongrass is a type of tall perennial grass, you…

Peony plants are very popular and you might see them in many gardens in your neighborhood. You see peonies pretty commonly because of how big and fluffy peony flowers are. A peony plant is going to be very fragrant overall, and the flowers that the plant produces come in a wide range of colors. You’ll find many different peony flower sizes and forms as well. They’re also popular because of how resilient they are, and…

Anthurium plants are usually grown as houseplants in most cool areas of the world. They can definitely be grown outdoors, but they prefer hotter environments, and not everyone lives in a USDA zone 10 environment. Even so, these plants have become very popular due to how beautiful they are. They’re also known for having some of the longest-lasting flowers around. The color of the anthurium’s flowers is quite vivid and impressive. It’ll definitely add aesthetic…

The only way to encourage tulips to reflower next spring is to absolutely nail your tulip care after blooming. But it will only work on perennials. Hybrid cultivars are annuals, so reflowering on those will always be a hit or miss. You can certainly take your chances with annuals, but for guaranteed new blooms, grow perennial or Species tulips that are cultivated to reflower year after year. Sometimes though, you may have to bite the…

Air plants are very interesting because they differ significantly from the standard type of plants that you’re likely used to caring for. Unlike most plants, air plants don’t require soil to grow. When you find plants like this out in nature, it’s usually going to be the case that they’re growing in jungles or mountaintops. They can also be found in some desert areas, and it’s interesting how they grow. You’ll find air plants growing…

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