Recent Garden Types Articles

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8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 01, 2015

OK, here's the dirt on houseplants (yes, pun intended). They look lovely, add interest to your color scheme, and even help to purify the air of your home. However, you've got to remember...

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Why Your Plants Need Pruning

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 14, 2015

"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days ..." (James Russell Lowell). When I mentioned this exuberant quote to some friends, I was met with blank looks....

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Beginning Gardener Tips that Anyone Can Use

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 24, 2015

You may have always wanted a garden, but not been quite sure that you were the green-thumbed type. Or perhaps until now you were living in a house or apartment without a suitable outdoor...

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Design a Landscape that Will Work for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 22, 2015

Spring is coming! It's time to plan your landscape! Have you recently bought a new house? Or is this the year you've resolved to finally do something about your home's drab outdoor...

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Keep Your Landscape Looking Its Best

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 25, 2015

Winter is hard on gardens. It's a time of severe weather -- storms, snow, hail, and wind. Couple that with sudden unexpected thaws and you've got a recipe for garden damage. The good...

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Grow Flowers and Bushes that Suit Your Garden Climate

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 01, 2014

Flowers, bushes, and flowering shrubs add eye appeal to any home's outdoor space. If you would like to feature ornamental plantings in your garden, you'll achieve the best results when...

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Why It's Great to Grow Kale Indoors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 28, 2014

Kale is the "it" superfood of the 2010s, the mason jar of the vegetable kingdom. And with good reason! This dark green member of the cabbage family, whether flat-leaf or curly, packs...

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What You MUST Know Before Bringing Plants Indoors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2014

As the mercury drops, potted plants that thrived in your backyard or on the balcony all summer may begin to find the autumn weather too chilly for their taste. Many plants, notably...