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How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant - a favorite indoor flowering bulb -

Amaryllis have become as popular as poinsettias and Christmas cacti for living holiday decor. They’re fun to watch grow and their spectacular, trumpet-like flowers are a welcome sight during winter. Learn how to care for your amaryllis and encourage it to rebloom next year.

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Understanding Plant Hardiness Zones in the USA

Understanding Plant Hardiness Zones in the USA - find your zone and the meaning -

Discover how hardiness zones are defined and the role they play in outdoor gardening. Learn how to choose the right perennial plants for your zone. Plus, find out how to plan a successful vegetable garden in your climate.

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Coriander and Thyme Potatoes

Coriander and Thyme Potatoes - make your own oven fries -

Crushed coriander seeds and thyme transform this basic potato recipe into a flavorful side dish. These potatoes pair well with just about any main course.

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6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home

6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home - use homegrown flavorings in your recipes -

Growing your own spices can be challenging, but when you succeed it's a satisfying and fun way to extend your plant collection. This article gives a guide to growing six of the most popular and useful spices at home.

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Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials

Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials - plus a gallery of creative ideas -

Inspiration and ideas to build houses and other accessories for a fairy garden made from natural materials.

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Pothos - The Easiest Houseplant

Pothos - The Easiest Houseplant - how to care for a pothos plant -

Pothos, a vining houseplant, is known for its elegance and versatility. It’s an excellent choice for most homes and offices. Learn the simple steps to care for this low-maintenance classic.

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Taking Care of Garden Tools

Taking Care of Garden Tools - maintained tools perform best -

If you’re an active gardener then it’s likely that your garden tools show it. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to keep your garden tools in tiptop shape. By managing wear and tear, you can get years of use out of your tools.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs for Groundcover or Filler

Spring Flowering Bulbs for Groundcover or Filler - add early color and fill in bare patches -

Spring bulbs help to get your garden off to a colorful start. The flowers in our list are ideal as temporary ground cover or companions to perennials.

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Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Preserving Your Apple Harvest - canning applesauce, apple butter & pie filling -

The gardener who grows one or two apple trees is often faced with the happy problem of having a lot of apples. Luckily, kitchen technology and several hundred years of apple cultivation allow today’s growers to preserve the overage. We have three recipes for canning apples that will delight apple growers and eaters.

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Canned Apple Pie Filling

Canned Apple Pie Filling - don’t settle for store-bought filling -

This delicious homemade filling can be used to make pies, a quick cobbler, crisp or even as a filling for coffee cake.

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