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It’s frustrating to see the foliage of your geraniums yellow. When it does, the obvious question you’ll be asking is why are my geranium leaves turning yellow? There’s a half-dozen reasons this can happen. The first and not so obvious is you aren’t growing a true geranium. It may be a zonal pelargonium which grows faster but the underside of the leaves yellow naturally before they die and fall off. For true geraniums presenting with…

Just as a coupon queen looks at the Sunday food ads as money at her fingertips, when you see what leaves can do for your garden, you are never going to want to bag them up and leave them for trash pick-up day again! Once you think the leaves from your trees have served their purpose, hold on, they’re not done yet. When you see what additional benefits they offer your yard and garden, you…

The aloe vera is a unique and interesting succulent houseplant – it adds a lovely greenness to any room and is ideal for cleaning and purifying the air in your home. It’s also very easy to grow and with the right care, you’ll have this plant thriving in your home for years to come. The aloe vera plant is also known for it’s healing benefits. The juice found in aloe vera leaves is used for…

Don’t be fooled into believing that taking care of orchids is difficult. In this indoor orchid care guide, you’ll learn the right techniques to keep your orchids growing healthy and watered sufficiently. You’ll also learn about the best watering techniques to use (and when) as well as the temperature, humidity, and the amount of sunlight needed for different types of orchids. In fact, if you have tried and failed in the past to take care…

Have you ever been to a friend’s house and admired some of the gorgeous roses in their garden, wishing you could grow your own of that particular variety? With literally hundreds of types of roses available, unless you’re an expert it can be nearly impossible to determine what species a particular rose is, let alone where you can purchase one. Luckily, it’s remarkably easy to grow, or propagate, roses from an existing bush. The most…

The term “hardening off” means to toughen up your tender little indoor seedlings before you completely move them to their outside garden spot. Plants that are raised inside can undergo a significant shock when moved to a new environment. It can be enough of a shock to actually kill some delicate plants, or to at least set back their growth so that the plant doesn’t do well for the rest of the season. 1 -…

Plants are supposed to be green so when plant leaves turn yellow, something’s going wrong in the growing conditions. It’s a frustration even the most experienced gardeners and botanical experts can be left exasperated trying to understand the cause of so they can rectify things and restore a plant to full greenery and blossoming. When plants turn yellow, it’s the plant telling you to change something in the growing conditions. Understanding the Reason for Yellowing…

Plants are more than a gift from Mother Nature. They have their own life force and raise many questions about plants, trees, and how any woodland flowers manage to survive in the wild without any human intervention. How and why plants grow towards light is one of the many fascinating questions that’s baffled botanists for centuries. It’s been extensively researched and various experiments have been done to prove without a shadow of a doubt that…

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