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When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas - best time for pruning -

Hydrangeas come in different forms and, not surprisingly, have different needs when it comes to pruning them. We have tips for trimming bigleaf, climbing, smooth and hardy hydrangeas.

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Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Outdoor Wedding Ideas - have a garden-themed celebration -

Here’s how to throw an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. We have tips for simple decorations, home-cooked food and rustic-chic place cards.

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How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

How and Why to Deadhead Flowers - for plants that flower more & bloom longer -

Deadheading is one of those small things you can do that will yield big results in your flower gardens and planters. Our FAQ on deadheading will give you all you need to get started on this essential maintenance practice today.

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4 Tricks for Hiding Utility Boxes

4 Tricks for Hiding Utility Boxes - We need utility boxes, but do we need to look at them? -

A stark metal transformer box in the middle of your lawn or an ugly cable hook up hanging off the side of your house can wreck an otherwise serene landscape plan. But it doesn’t have to.

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How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias

How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias - tips to keep your camellia thriving -

Camellias have been popular in the southeastern United States since before the Civil War and were beloved in Victorian England. Learn what it takes to keep these classic beauties looking their best.

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Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat - Bring any sized space to life! -

Just about any outdoor space can become a sustainable food source and safe living area for wildlife. With the right plants and planning, you can encourage all sorts of birds, frogs, small animals, and beneficial insects to visit your yard.

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DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

DIY: Homemade Seed Paper - artsy wedding favor, easy activity for kids -

Eco-friendly crafts and gifts are all the rage, and this plantable seed paper fits the bill. The DIY project uses recycled paper to create homemade paper embedded with seeds. Plant the paper in a pot or outside for an instant garden!

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Plant a Pollinator Garden

Plant a Pollinator Garden - help bees and the environment -

Bees and other pollinating insects are an important part of the ecosystem. You can plant a garden that provides a food source for pollinators and adds beauty to your yard.

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How to Stake a Houseplant

How to Stake a Houseplant - essential care for your indoor plant -

Sometimes your houseplants need some extra support to stay healthy and look their best. In this article, we offer up tips on how and when to stake your indoor plants.

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Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes - fun DIY project for all ages -

An entirely unique and completely natural way to dye eggs! Combine inks made from vegetables and bits of flora found in your yard to decorate eggs.

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