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The goal of keeping orchids as houseplants may be to enjoy the flowers, but don’t neglect the care of your plants after they have bloomed too. While an orchid doesn’t need a lot of special attention after flowering, there are a few tips that can help keep your plants healthy and providing lovely color for many years. How Often Do Orchids Bloom? We should start off by establishing how often you can expect flowers from…

If you’re stuck trying to figure how to care for succulents indoors, you absolutely need to know these pointers. These aren’t just about getting your plants to look their best. The tips here spell out how to keep your plants alive. Figure that out and then you can focus on keeping them healthy. Any aspiring grower researching how to get started growing any plant is, for sure, going to reach for the succulent plant to…

Insects aren’t the only pests that you can repel with the careful choice of plants. Mice are also sensitive to strong smells and will avoid a number of plants, especially when outside in the yard. To combat a mouse problem inside, you can plant a bed or two of the right plants to help deter them from getting too close to the house. The best approach is to have these plants right up close to…

Growing crops in your backyard can save money, provided you go about it right and manage your soil. Crop rotation is one method, but if you only have a small backyard or vegetable garden, chances are, year after year, your plants are depleting the soil of many nutrients faster than you can replenish them. You need fertilizer to feed your plants. The agriculture industry as a whole has been battling this same problem for decades,…

Orchids can be a challenge to keep though they are not quite as difficult as their reputation might imply. For all the care that does go into keeping orchids, are you going to get a decent return on your time and effort investment? In other words, how long are your plants going to live? It’s a very good question. What is the Lifespan of an Orchid? Like with any plant, there is no single time…

Though not for the novice, orchids are very popular houseplants due to their unique look and the challenge of growing them. Unlike many plants that can give you a lovely green cascade of leaves, orchids are all about the flowers. In fact, many of them are quite sparse in terms of leaves, creating a more bold display of color. Orchids come in a whole rainbow of possible colors, including many striking variegated varieties. Even though…

One thing that’s great about gardeners and their communities is their love for sharing and their hate for wastage. Gardeners, both indoor and outdoor have a lot of information to share. On the money saving front, specifically for indoor gardening (some useful for winter gardening too), there’s a lot of ways you can cut your growing expenses and some things to think about with what you’re growing. Because funnily enough, you could be spending more…

Succulents are slow-growing and seem to live forever. Of course, that can’t possibly be true even though you’ve had that dull little cactus in your windowsill for as long as you can remember. They just live so long that we feel they’ve always been there. What are the actual lifespans of popular succulents? What Are Succulents? Before we start looking at popular succulent houseplants, you should be clear on what type of plants we are…

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