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Deadheading Marigolds: When to Do It, and How to Do It Right

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How to Grow Lavender

How to Grow Lavender

Growing lavender is not difficult, but you have to ensure there is sufficient root development before the winter arrives. For…

How to Properly Care for Cacti and Succulents

Cacti and succulents are easy to grow, and add a strikingly beautiful accent to your home and garden. If you wish for ornamental plants with medicinal and culinary values, think cacti and succulents. Cacti or Succulents? It is a common statement – all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. If you are…

How to Collect and Use Chicken Manure

Chicken manure as garden fertilizer is a natural soil additive that is high in nitrogen content. Learn how to compost your chicken manure. You will have healthier plants, and at the same time prevent the problems caused by accumulated droppings. Chicken Manure Not a Mulch Chicken manure abounds in NPK (N = nitrogen, P =…

How to Grow Poinsettias

Shopping for poinsettias is best during the Thanksgiving season, when selection is ample. To ensure that the plants are fresh, check the flower clusters in the middle of the bracts. If you see some yellow pollen, you do not want that plant. Have it properly wrapped so that it does not get exposed to low…

How to Grow Clematis

With proper clematis care, you can have beautiful, vigorous climbing vines with exquisite flowers. There are several hybrids that produce large colorful flowers. When purchasing clematis, choose healthy vines that are at least one foot tall with multiple vigorous stems. To enjoy continuous blooms from late spring through autumn, plant a combination of early, mid-season,…

A List of the Most Common Poisonous Plants

This information on poisonous plants is from a leaflet published by the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC). The UPCC is a 24-hour resource for poison information, clinical toxicology consultation, and poison prevention education. The UPCC is a program of the University of Utah, College of Pharmacy. It is staffed 24 hours a day with registered…

How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Container vegetable gardening is quite possible whether you have all the ground at your disposal or you have limited space. Most plants do well in containers, just pay attention to the dwarf and bush varieties. Think carrots, chives, lettuce, parsley, peppers, radishes, or tomatoes, to name just a few – they are simply perfect for container vegetable gardening. What…