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Houseplant Identification

Houseplant Identification - resources to help you identify your mystery houseplants -

Find out what houseplant is growing in that pot on your windowsill using these handy houseplant identification tools.

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How to Grow Zucchini Plants

How to Grow Zucchini Plants - 10 tips for growing zucchini squash -

These ten tips will help you grow zucchini. The tips include how to choose a good location, how far apart to plant zucchini and how to tell if zucchini is ripe.

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Flowering Shrubs for Pots

Flowering Shrubs for Pots - compact shrubs for color and fragrance -

Flowering shrubs for pots are an ideal way to add color and fragrance to a smaller space. Here are nine varieties ideal for sun, shade, and providing perfume.

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Are Sunflowers Annuals or Perennials?

Are Sunflowers Annuals or Perennials? - sorting out sunflowers -

What is a sunflower? Can sunflowers be perennial as well as annual? Learn more about some of the many plants commonly called “sunflower”.

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All About Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries

All About Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries - grow your own food -

Growing food at home is a great way to cut your grocery budget and enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, and berries at the peak of their color, flavor, and nutrition.

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All About Growing Annual Plants

All About Growing Annual Plants - plants that last one growing season -

The info you need to know to grow annual plants. We gathered all our tips about choosing which flowers to grow and how to take care of annuals.

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All About Growing and Using Herbs

All About Growing and Using Herbs - best tips for home herb gardening -

All the info you need to choose, grow and care for herbs planted in a garden or in pots. We also have helpful ideas for harvesting, cooking and using homegrown herbs.

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A Soil Calculator for Raised Beds and Containers

A Soil Calculator for Raised Beds and Containers - determine how much soil you need -

Before you make the trip to the garden center to buy potting or raised bed soil, you can easily determine how much you'll need using a simple soil calculator formula.

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No Till Gardening

No Till Gardening - a recipe for healthy garden soil -

A no till gardening soil recipe includes a blend of compost, mulch and plant matter layered over cardboard or newspaper. No till gardening is a low-maintenance solution to the problem of tilling, which is not always good for the environment.

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8 Perennials and Shrubs to Plant Near Black Walnut Trees

8 Perennials and Shrubs to Plant Near Black Walnut Trees - juglone tolerant plants -

Black walnut trees produce a toxin that prevents many plants from growing in their shade. Here are eight tolerant plants that will happily grow under black walnut trees.

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