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So you’ve purchased your first spider plant. Kudos! Welcome to the illustrious world of spider plants, beautiful green foliage, and cute little spiderettes. With all of the information and your expanding knowledge, I’m sure you are asking yourself many questions. One of those questions is how fast does a spider plant grow? Common Types of …

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Petunias make for gorgeous colorful hanging baskets and decorative lawn borders, lush with varied flower heads that last all summer long. Or they should. The thing the garden centers don’t advertise is that most varieties of petunias are fairly high maintenance. The only type of low maintenance petunias is Milliflora Petunias, which require no deadheading …

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Whether you need to grow plants fast for a science project during the holidays, or you’re interested in growing plants to gift for Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation Day, sometimes you just need a way to speed up the process. If you’re cutting it close and you need an edge to cultivate plants fast and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Even seasoned indoor gardeners can get confused when it comes to understanding succulents and cacti. They are both popular types of houseplants, yet it’s very easy to misunderstand the terms and the groups of plants they actually represent. Is a cactus a succulent, or is it the other way around? It’s not vital that you …

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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 …

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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 …

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