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Whether you’re growing the verbena plant in a hanging basket, as ground cover, a landscape border or in a container, the verbena care and maintenance is generally the same. They have little need for special growing conditions and aren’t fussy about soil requirements. What they are fussy about is watering, feeding, pruning and keeping potential insect infestations at bay. Verbenas can be prolific bloomers right through the flowering season, but the caveat is that they…

To the amateur gardener out there, it might seem pretty simple to grow your own plants on your own property. But what you may not have realized is that there is far more to growing your own garden than simply planting seeds and watering them. There are conditions in the soil that can have a drastic impact on the way that those plants grow. One of those conditions is the acidity of the soil and…

Strawberries are juicy, delicious, and extremely healthy. Even many people who don’t eat much fruit tend to eat strawberries, and if you decide to grow strawberries yourself, you’ll have to plan ahead for the endeavor to be successful. Some problems can occur when you grow your own strawberries, and one of those problems is a very small size. Strawberries: The Basics People love strawberries, but if you wish to grow some yourself and you’ve heard…

Known by its botanical name of Campus radicans, the flowering trumpet vine spans over a wide area of the U.S. Some gardeners consider the vine invasive and seek methods to get rid of it. Other gardeners prefer to contain the vine so they can highlight its lovely yet unruly beauty. The following information can help you reduce the vine or remove it from your garden patch. Containing the Trumpet Vine A common-sense approach to containing…

Calla lilies are from Africa and, therefore, do very well in warmer climates. Although considered relatively easy to grow, calla lilies still need to be watered and tended to properly to survive. If your calla lilies start to droop, it could be that they are either underwatered or overwatered, they are getting too much nitrogen fertilizer, or they have some type of fungal rot disease. All About Calla Lilies Calla lilies can be planted outside…

Flowers can brighten up any space or setting. With brightness and fragrance that few man-made creations can match, having flowers around to provide some freshness can really go a long way in any decorative setting. This is why hanging flower baskets are so popular. Instead of leaving them in the ground or sitting in a pot on the ground, you can hang them throughout an area to provide that fresh fragrance without the mess of…

At one time, people saved nearly everything, and this included seeds from vegetables grown in their gardens. Why did they do this? To replant the seeds so that more vegetables can grow. When times were tough, people did this to save money, but it was also a way to make sure you had the chance to grow as many veggies as possible and keep your garden going for a very long time. Can All Types…

When it comes to caring for plants, it is important to understand what you need to do to care for your specific type of plant. If you are new to the world of gardening, you will quickly learn that just about every plant has different requirements in terms of sunlight, shade, soil, and water. Knowing what your plant needs is key to making sure that you can care for it on your own. Some plants…

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