Flowers

Geranium care. Tips on planting, growing, and caring for geraniums in pots or containers. Geranium care. Tips on planting, growing, and caring for geraniums in pots or containers.

All over the country, geraniums flaunt their red and scarlet, rose, pink, and white blooms with a gay abandon that few other plants can rival.   In boxes on city fire escapes and rooftops, in window boxes on suburban and country houses, in tubs and pots on terraces and patios, and in hanging baskets of…

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Easy DIY tips for making homemade plant food to fertilize your hanging flower baskets and keep them blooming all summer long. Easy DIY tips for making homemade plant food to fertilize your hanging flower baskets and keep them blooming all summer long.

When you invest a lot of money in hanging flower baskets for your porch or patio, it’s important to know just how to fertilize hanging flower baskets.   I love making my own products for taking care of my plants and flower gardens. There are a number of kinds of homemade plant food you can make,…

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Complete guide to growing Asters. Planting and care of asters, a perennial flower favorite. Complete guide to growing Asters. Planting and care of asters, a perennial flower favorite.

The aster flower is an easily grown sun-loving perennial. It comes in a variety of colors and shapes. If you already have asters then you know that they are easily grown from divisions, this is simply dividing the plants into smaller sizes for replanting. They do extremely well when planted then divided every two or…

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Expert tips for getting your hydrangeas to bloom. Expert tips for getting your hydrangeas to bloom.

Having trouble getting your hydrangea to bloom? You’re not alone! There are three possibilities for lack of flowering among the hydrangea species.   Shade vs. Sun   Although some hydrangea like shade, too much shade can reduce flowering. This is particularly true of panicle hydrangea, which is the one hydrangea species that grows well in…

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