China Doll Plant (Radermachera Sinica) Growing Guide

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The china doll plant is a fairly recent houseplant, having only been introduced since the early 1980s. It’s a fairly compact plant that has became very popular due to how tolerant it is of the warm, low-humidity air of most modern homes.It has medium to dark green glossy leaves that almost look a bit oily. […]

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Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior) Growing Guide

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If you’re looking for a hardy and forgiving houseplant, then look no further than the cast iron plant.Also known by plant enthusiasts by it’s latin name Aspidistra eliator, this plant has a long and storied history, having been cultivated since the early Victorian era.In this guide, you’ll learn exactly how to plant, care for, and […]

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29+ Ornamental Grasses and How To Grow Them

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I’ll admit, when I first started gardening the idea of growing ornamental grasses made no sense to me.”If you can’t eat it, who cares?” I thought. Well, I’ve changed my ways!Ornamental grasses add a​n extra layer of beauty and depth to your garden and landscaping, and are surprisingly easy to grow.In this article, we’ll look […]

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Winter Gardening: 13+ Tips and To-Do’s

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For a gardening enthusiast, there’s nothing worse than not getting out into your green space. If you’ve got a green-fingered calling, the winter can put the brakes on your passion and bring down your mood. Luckily, there are many ways to stay busy in the garden during the winter. How to Keep Gardening in Winter Prepare […]

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Broadleaf Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa): Growing Tips and Care

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Broadleaf lady palms are a strange species of fan palms that actually don’t exist in the wild — they came from Chinese cultivators.They’re exceptionally good indoor houseplants, because they clean toxins from the air. The main four they process are carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and ammonia. They’re also easy to care for, making them good for gardening […]

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White Sage Plant: Growing Guide, Smudging, and Seeds

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If there’s any herb that has a history, it’s white sage.it’s been used for hundreds of years, most notably among the native american tribes, where it’s known as qaashil, pilhtaay, shaltai, and many more ancient names.​It lives well past two years if properly cared for, and it’s easy to care for — so you should […]

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White (Ghost) Pumpkins: Care, Types, and Growing Tips

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All right, I’ll ‘fess up…I like a good shortcut. Something that can save me time and energy is guaranteed to make me smile.Take for example the white ghost pumpkin. White pumpkins can be made into a jack o’lantern with a ghostly twist using a few strokes of a knife or paintbrush, then turned into a […]

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Money Tree Plant (Pachira Aquatica) Care and Growing Tips

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Do the names “Saba Nut” or “Malabar Chestnut” bring visions of dollars, coins, and other forms of monetary wealth to mind?No?What if I were to mention the Pachira plant?​Still no mental pictures of riches?​That might be because you haven’t heard these other names for the Pachira Money Tree plant.​Ah, perhaps now you see the greenbacks […]

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The Best Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights [Updated 2017]

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With so many indoor grow light options, especially in the LED market, it has become really confusing to figure out which grow light to buy.And when it comes to buying a full spectrum LED grow light, not all LEDs are built the same way. You need to pay attention to both the quality and quantity […]

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73+ Heirloom Apples You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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When it comes to apples, most of us think of Granny Smith, Gala, or Red Delicious. What if I told you that there are dozens of apples that time has forgotten? Apples that we cultivated in the 1800’s and 1900’s that for some reason or another, disappeared from our diets?I wanted to figure out the history […]

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The Best Rain Barrels Right Now [2017 Update]

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If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably wondered how you can collect natural rain to water your garden. If you don’t know much about gardening, you still might love having a rain barrel. It can make you more self-sufficient, help you save money and let you water your yard even during a drought.Before I bought my […]

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Elephant Ear Plant: Care, Types, and Tips

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If you were to Google the words “elephant ear,” you would find a range of images, from the delicious, doughy staple of fried fair fare to those enormous pachyderms in all their gray, wrinkly glory.As a gardener you will zoom in on pictures of large, green leaves that so cleverly resemble those flappy elephant ears […]

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6 Ways to Keep Composting in Winter

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For many people, winter is about cozy open fires, slippers and huddling inside. Few people give much thought to their garden during the winter, let alone the compost pile. But composting in the winter gives your garden and soil a great head-start when spring finally comes. Read on for tips and hints to help you […]

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When is the Best Time to Water Your Garden?

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Being a new gardener is hard. There’s so much to learn — how to start seeds, how to care for your plants, how to prevent diseases…the list goes on. But would you believe me if I told you that one of the most common mistakes that new gardeners make is one of the simplest to fix? […]

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The Best Lawn Aerators (Manual and Machine)

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Although I mostly write about gardening, from time to time I like to touch on other yard-related activities… Including the lawn. For some, the lawn is a staple of the yard, and proper lawn care is something to be sought after. When thinking of lawn care, fertilizing, mowing, and edging come to mind. But aeration? […]

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30+ Creative and Doable Alternative Housing Ideas

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As gardeners, we’re connected to the earth in ways that other people simply aren’t. Naturally, we’re interested in other types of sustainable and Earth-friendly pursuits…I know I am!I’ve been reading about alternative housing ideas for a while now and decided to put together a list of the coolest alternative housing options that I could find.I […]

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Metal Halide Grow Lights Explained and Reviewed

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If you’re a grower, you’re probably looking into Metal Halide HIDs to give your garden a healthy beautiful green lush.Metal Halide grow lights have been in the market long enough to prove themselves as one of the favorite go to grow lights for growing plentiful, beautiful and nutritious green canopies.I’ve put up this guide in […]

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Best Pruning Saws: Hand, Folding, Tree, and Electric

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Hand, Pole, and Electric Pruning Saws…Oh My! Have you found yourself gazing at your favorite little nook in your study, thinking about lopping off a few branches of that tree outside to let in a bit more natural light for reading? Do you feel that extremely tall lilac bush is about to consume the smaller […]

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19+ Best Landscaping Books for Gardeners, Architects, and Designers

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When I was in high school, I participated in “career day” with the rest of my class, shadowing a person who had the career that I hoped to have in the future…The career I chose? Landscape architect. I learned so much from my day shadowing. That day, the seed was planted that sprouted into my […]

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19+ Best Landscaping Books for Gardeners, Architects, and Designers

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When I was in high school, I participated in “career day” with the rest of my class, shadowing a person who had the career that I hoped to have in the future…The career I chose? Landscape architect. I learned so much from my day shadowing. That day, the seed was planted that sprouted into my […]

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13 Best Tiny House Books for Inspiration and Action

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Unless you’ve been living deep undercover, you’ve likely heard about the tiny home movement that’s been sweeping the country over the past 4-5 years.There’s even a show about it on HGTV these days, so you know it’s gotten popular enough that the mainstream media is trying to cash in.That said, it’s a wonderful counter-culture movement […]

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Ceramic Metal Halide Lights: What They Are And How To Use Them

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Ceramic Metal Halide Grow Lights Explained and ReviewedIf you’ve been wondering about Ceramic Metal Halide or Light Emitting Ceramic grow lights, you’re on the right track. CMH grow lights are hands down the best HID grow lamp technology available on the market right now.Also known as LEC grow lights, they have the best PAR spectrum […]

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The Best HPS Bulbs For Your Garden

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For years, HPS technology has proven itself one of the best grow light choices for indoor and outdoor gardeners who want big, consistent, and predictable harvests. In short, HPS delivers.In this guide, we have gathered what we consider to be the most important information to help you choose the right HPS bulb for your garden. […]

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Best Aquaponics Books, Resources, Blogs, and Videos

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When getting started in aquaponics, it’s hard to know where to begin. It’s a more complicated way of growing than soil gardening or even hydroponics, so it’s natural to feel confused.When I first started growing aquaponically, I turned to some of the best aquaponics books to show me the way.​Reading these books gave me all […]

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