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If you have an azalea plant that has seen better days, you need to take immediate action. The following tips can help you decide what to do. Two Immediate Remedies If the plant appears withered, drench the plant’s soil with salt-free water. This will clear out any built-up salts and fertilizer that have accumulated beneath the plant’s roots. If your azalea sits in a container, fill the container to the top with water, allowing the…

Roses are one of the most iconic flowers in today’s time. They symbolize a number of different things, depending on the color, size, and situation. For example, a white rose can symbolize purity and innocence, while the traditional red rose symbolizes lust and love. Roses are pictured during the romantic holidays, they are planted all around towns, and there are plenty of rose-themed items in the world. However, many gardeners agree that there is nothing…

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…

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