Tag: Plants

Posted on 10/16/2023
Pet-Safe & Pollinator-Friendly: Pentas & Other Great Picks for Your Garden
When planning an outdoor garden, many want to prioritize plants that attract and support local pollinators. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds can add an enjoyable presence to your yard and help your plants and local ecosystem thrive. However, it's also important to protect and support your own animal friends. While many popular flowers and plants are toxic to dogs...
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Posted on 09/25/2023
No Sun, No Problem: 5 Beautiful Shade-Loving Outdoor Plants
If you have a shaded yard or garden, it might seem hopeless to grow bright and colorful flowers and plants. However, there are plenty of vibrant plants that thrive in partial to full shade. Here is a guide to some of the best shade-loving outdoor plants to consider for your garden: Hosta Hostas are a staple of shady...
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Posted on 06/12/2023
How to Grow Bird's Nest Fern
The bird's nest fern gets its name from its growth pattern. The long fronds emerge from a central rosette resembling a nest. In the wild, their fronds can reach up to five feet long, but remain at a more manageable size when grown as houseplants. They are considered one of the easiest ferns to care for and are...
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Posted on 08/15/2022
How to Grow Geraniums in Containers
Geraniums are a favorite among gardeners for their colorful blooms and ease of care. If you live in a region with mild winters, they are excellent options for garden beds and containers outdoors. However, it's still possible to enjoy growing geraniums no matter what climate zone you live in. Here is a basic guide to growing geraniums in...
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Posted on 06/27/2022
Outdoors: Best Shrubs to Plant for a Living Privacy Fence
Property owners and abutters often want to escape into the backyard to take a break. When landscapes are wide open, even the courtesy of saying hello and briefly chatting with neighbors reduces the peaceful enjoyment of the property. Homeowners who do not want to invest thousands of dollars to stare at blank wooden fences can plant shrub rows...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
Solomon's Seal: Care Tips for Gardeners
Solomon's seal is a North American native plant popular in shady gardens. The elegant stems and small flowers spread out to cover the ground to create a lush, woodland setting in any yard. If you're interested in growing Solomon's seal in your own garden, here are some essential care tips to know: Light Solomon's seal plants natural environment...
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Posted on 03/21/2022
DIY Guide: Making Your Own Cement Planter
If you’re looking for a DIY project to make something you can use both indoors and outdoors, try making a cement planter. The process for creating your own is simple and only needs a few basic tools and materials. With your finished planter you can enjoy the benefits of container planting either in the yard or inside the...
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Posted on 02/28/2022
Pets: Five Houseplants Cat Owners Should Avoid
Your new home may feel more cozy with the addition of pets and houseplants. However, some combinations of the two simply don’t mix. Avoid these five common houseplants if your home has four-legged family members. 1. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is good for soothing dry, irritated skin, chapped lips and minor burns. Many homeowners keep an aloe plant...
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