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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…

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…

There’s nothing quite like adding a few plants to your kitchen or living room to liven up your interior décor. They look nice, smell lovely, and offer that all-important natural touch. Of course, not just any plant will do. Some plants may look nice, but they’re too strongly odorous, especially for an indoor setting. Others may smell sweet, but don’t look too impressive. Some flowers simply wilt and die without direct sunlight. Lavender, on the…

If you enjoy gardening, at some point you’re going to want to plant new plants and seeds in soil. The problem is that soil isn’t always ideal for planting. In fact, soil can contain all kinds of bugs and pathogens that can negatively affect the growth of your plant. You might be thinking that soil is supposed to be dirty, but the truth is that using clean soil is best for your plants. The Problem…

When you have a garden or worked hard to create your own landscape around your home, you already know you are at the mercy of insects and bugs of all kinds as well as animals, big and small. Some are hard to deal with, but luckily, cats are not in that class. There are plants you can incorporate wherever you are having problems that will keep cats away and solve your problems very easily. While…

Aloe Vera plants are fast-growing succulents that can grow to a height of 3-feet. To keep them potted indoors or in good shape to be used as a potted Aloe on a patio, they do need pruning, but never regular. The more frequently you cut an Aloe plant, the higher the risk of killing it. For those growing Aloe Vera to use daily such as for extracting the juice from Aloe leaves for making a…

Finding unusual gifts for gardeners is hard to do when you’re limited to local nurseries because everything sold are necessities that most gardeners already have too much off. There’s only so many seeds they need, a limited number of plant pots they can use depending on space and they likely already have the essential hand tools they need to get their gardening chores done. Gifts for gardeners that are always appreciated are those that are…

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