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17 Unusual Gifts for Gardeners of All Levels

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 …

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6 Effective Ways to Keep Animals Out of Your Garden Without a Fence

Fencing is usually the go-to method to prevent animals ruining your vegetable garden, flowers, and shrubs. The downside is that it makes your garden private and restricts views. For anyone living in a rural setting with gorgeous scenery stretching as far as the eye can see, you’ll want to keep animals out of your garden, …

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Why Is My Aloe Plant Turning Brown? (And What to Do When It Happens)

An aloe plant is one of those plants that you love to have around. Besides being nice to look at, it has an important function that will make you feel that no home should be without one. What Is an Aloe Plant? Native to the Arabian Peninsula, in the south-west area, the Aloe Vera plant …

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Why Are My Geranium Leaves Turning Yellow? (7 Potential Reasons to Consider)

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 …

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Poolside Landscaping to Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects

If you’ve read my previous articles, you know that there are certain plants that act as natural pest control. So far, I have mostly focused on repelling bugs inside the house, but now I’m going to turn to backyard pest control. My house came with a large in ground swimming pool. It’s really nice, but …

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Are Leaves Good for The Garden? (5 Reasons to Never Bag Your Leaves Again)

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 …

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How Big Do Aloe Plants Get? (And How to Control Their Growth Rate)

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 …

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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 …

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