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Are you thinking about growing strawberries at some point this year? If you are, then it’s going to be best to do a little bit of research ahead of time to figure out how to grow them right. You want to make sure that you get the most out of your strawberry plants and you can do this by watering them well and taking care of them. How much water do strawberries need exactly, though?…

T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” begins with the declaration that “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire” – not the most optimistic of introductions to one of the world’s liveliest flowers. Eliot’s poem was written in the shadow of World War One and the fragmentation of modern life and is full of contrast – and what better way to contrast “the dead land” than with one…

We live in a globally-interconnected world, and few flowers bear globalism’s seed more than marigolds. The gloriously goldenrod marigolds are truly a flower that can and has been enjoyed on a global scale. Originating in Central America, these flowers were taken from the Aztecs to Europe and Africa in the 1500s, soon becoming a sensation on several continents. Today, marigolds are popular from Mexico City to Marseilles to Mozambique and beyond. Matching marigolds’ rich history…

Sometimes big things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case with hibiscus flowers. They’re not likely to be one of the tallest flowering plants in your front or backyard flower plots, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be a sizeable part of your garden game. What’s more, there are a lot more to flowers than size, which itself can vary depending on the conditions in which the flowers are kept and how…

The snake plant is one of the most popular indoor plants. It is known for its unique appearance, and makes for a fine addition to any room in the house. But, more importantly, you need to understand that snake plants require quite a bit of care. Like all plants that are kept indoors, you will want to make sure that you follow a specific regime. Snake plant care indoors is not as easy as it…

Orchids are an incredibly popular family of flowering plants that can be found in different parts of the globe. People grow orchids at home or in their gardens, and they are generally loved by all because of their colorful and fragrant appeal. The orchid family consists of a wide variety of different flowers that are incredibly versatile, and could add a beautiful touch of color in any setting that they are placed in. There are…

The thistle plant is one of the most persistent and stubborn plants that you are going to come across, and it could wreak havoc on your garden if you are not careful. Known to many people as the Canada thistle or the creeping thistle, it’s a name given to a group of different flowering plants that can be differentiated by their leaves. The plant is also known for the sharp prickles that usually develop on…

The snake plant, also known as the Sansevieria, has become an incredibly popular houseplant over the passage of time. It’s often regarded as the go-to plant for people, especially those who are new to growing them. This is a plant of African origin, and tends to grow upward in the form of spears. The sharp look of the plant is one of the defining features, because it has leaves unlike anything that you might have…

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