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3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus

3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus - propagating in soil or water -

The Christmas cactus provides a beautiful holiday display and makes a great gift. Here's how to root cuttings from your own cactus to propagate new plants for friends.

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Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds - with printable seed packet template -

Saving seeds is a great way to make sure you always have access to some of your favorite plant varieties. Keep your seed storage organized with our handy, easy to make seed envelopes.

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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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