Category: Growing Plants

Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum | Purple Fountain Grass

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Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum | Purple Fountain Grass

Grasses are one family of plants that have made an amazing entrance into the horticultural world in the past decade or so. Prior to that the only grass that most gardeners would keep was their hallowed piece of turf. Today, grasses are taking a giant leap forward and one of the more popular species is […]

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How To Grow Blackberry Plants Successfully

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How To Grow Blackberry Plants Successfully

Once established, blackberry plants can grow like weeds. The best varieties require a bit of planning and preparation to get started, but avid gardeners will find the effort worthwhile at harvest time. Nothing quite matches the sweet, juicy taste of fresh blackberries. Blackberries are best grown in areas with cool or cold winters. Planting them […]

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Soil Testing – Use Garden Downtime To Assess Your Soil

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Soil Testing - Use Garden Downtime To Assess Your Soil

Testing the soil on a yearly basis is important for productive gardening. Poor soils, or soils that are not appropriate for a particular species of plant will always bring a lower than expected yield to next year’s harvest. There are many different ways to analyze soil. Hiring a professional is certainly one way to do […]

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Container Vegetable Gardening To Feed 6

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Container Vegetable Gardening To Feed 6

While everyone may not have room for full-sized vegetable gardening, many can find a spot in a patio, balcony or rooftop for container vegetable gardening. Even a single container planted with vegetables can provide a bountiful harvest, enough to feed a family of six or host a dinner for six friends. What You’ll Need To […]

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Tree Fern | How to Grow and Care For Dicksonia

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Tree Fern | How to Grow and Care For Dicksonia

Tree ferns tend to grow in tropical and subtropical environments, however luckily for gardeners across the world there are several cold-hardy species of the plants. Dicksonia antarctica is the most popular when it comes to gardening, landscaping, and decorating, as it is heartier than most types and fairly easy to grow even in temperate climates. […]

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