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Why Are Your Daylilies Not Blooming? (And How to Get Them to Re-Bloom)

If you are looking for a sturdy, low maintenance plant to adorn your landscape, you should definitely consider the daylily. Recognized for their beautiful floral displays, the flowers from daylilies come in an assortment of subtle and vibrant shades and hues. The one downside to a daylily is that their flowers only last for one day. What Is a Daylily? …

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How to Grow Long Stem Roses (Useful Tips for Optimal Growth)

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. …

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How to Harden Off Plants (4 Techniques for a Smooth Transition)

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 …

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Rejuvenating Old Potting Soil (In 6 Basic Steps)

Every year, there’s at least $9 to $10 spent per container by gardeners to replenish their potting soil because most potting mixes contain peat-based ingredients, which break down fast. With fast depleting potting mixes, it makes sense financially and environmentally to start rejuvenating old potting soil instead of replacing it all every season. Heavier feeders of plants like tomatoes, cucumber …

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How to Get Rid of Poison Oak Plants (And What to Do If Touched)

Most people know what a poison ivy plant looks like so if you spot a weed growing in your garden that resembles one, you may have to look a little further. Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are all part of the cashew family. That’s good news. The even better news is they are not really poisonous but they …

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When Plant Leaves Turn Yellow – This is Why!

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 …

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How to Keep Rabbits from Eating Your Plants (7 Effective Methods)

There are a lot of animals common to the backyard that dine on garden plants, whether you are growing ornamental flowers or have a plot of vegetables out there. The one that strikes the most fear into the hearts of the gardener is the rabbit. A rabbit is unmistakable in the garden and needs no description to help you recognize …

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Why Plants Grow Towards Light (And the Role of Auxins)

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 …