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Petunia Care: How to Plant and Care for All Petunia Varieties

Petunias are one of those flowers that make non-gardeners want to learn to grow from seed. They’re the flowers lining lawn edgings, putting beautiful bouts of color in gardens around neighborhoods. Some are grown in containers perched by the front door steps, and trailing types of petunias are in hanging baskets giving a stunning decorative …

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How to Make Your Own Mini Hanging Succulent Terrarium

It has been several months since I propagated one of my succulents and they grew very well and turned out wonderful. I have already given away more than half of the babies to my mom and grandma and today I am going to plant some more of them into a couple of small succulent terrariums. …

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Planting in Compost Without Soil (Is It Even Possible?)

Has it crossed your mind to start planting in compost without soil? It’d be a lot easier for the practical gardener to fill a container with homemade compost from the backyard, plant some seeds, water the soil and wait for the plant to grow. It’s a nice idea, but does it actually work? Unless you’re …

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Can You Use Potting Soil in the Ground? (What You Need to Know)

As any gardener knows, not all dirt is created equal. Wondering about the content of potting soil, and whether or not it’s safe to use potting soil in the ground? You’re not alone. Here are all the answers to safe soil use. What is in Potting Soil? Potting soil isn’t just dirt conveniently packaged in …

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How to Keep Your Succulents Small (Tips for Smaller Plants)

Nobody wants to raise a houseplant only to have it grow so well that it takes over and gets too huge to manage. Understanding how to keep succulents small can mean you enjoy your plants for many (many) years without having to worry about their size. What Are Succulents? Before discussing how to keep succulents …

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How Fast Do Spider Plants Grow? (Plus Tips to Impact Growth Rate)

So you’ve purchased your first spider plant. Kudos! Welcome to the illustrious world of spider plants, beautiful green foliage, and cute little spiderettes. With all of the information and your expanding knowledge, I’m sure you are asking yourself many questions. One of those questions is how fast does a spider plant grow? Common Types of …

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How to Make Petunias Fuller and Keep Them from Getting Leggy

Petunias make for gorgeous colorful hanging baskets and decorative lawn borders, lush with varied flower heads that last all summer long. Or they should. The thing the garden centers don’t advertise is that most varieties of petunias are fairly high maintenance. The only type of low maintenance petunias is Milliflora Petunias, which require no deadheading …

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