Gardening

Tips for controlling and getting rid of fruit flies in your home with a homemade fruit fly trap. Tips for controlling and getting rid of fruit flies in your home with a homemade fruit fly trap.

Anyone who has ever left a few bananas sitting out or forgotten to change their garbage knows all too well the problem with fruit flies. It seems that once they’ve invaded your kitchen, you can’t get rid of them. You can scrub, clean, remove tempting fruit and spray the garbage can with disinfectants, but they…

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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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Hostas come in many varieties. These easy hosta care tips will help ensure the hostas in your garden remain virtually maintenance free. Hostas come in many varieties. These easy hosta care tips will help ensure the hostas in your garden remain virtually maintenance free.

There are so many varieties of Hosta that they can fill just about any need you have in your garden. Hostas range in size from 6 inches to 3 feet tall with foliage that ranges from green to gold to blue-green. This planting guide for hostas will help you get started. There is also a…

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Creative ideas for making homemade plant markers for your backyard garden. Creative ideas for making homemade plant markers for your backyard garden.

I’m always looking for creative DIY ideas, especially for the garden. It’s fun to make homemade garden decor to brighten up your garden or backyard. I’ve rounded up some creative ideas for making plant markers for your garden. Some require more artistic abilities than others, there is something for all levels of creative abilities! Fork…

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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 full sun.…

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Herb garden for kids, growing a windowsill herb garden for kids is a great way to get them involved in gardening and cooking. You will be surprised at how their faces light up when they see their plants begin to grow. Herb garden for kids, growing a windowsill herb garden for kids is a great way to get them involved in gardening and cooking. You will be surprised at how their faces light up when they see their plants begin to grow.

Growing a windowsill herb garden for kids is a great way to get them involved in gardening and cooking. You will be surprised at how their faces light up when they see their plants begin to grow. When their herbs are used as part of a meal, they will let everyone know with pride. Fast-growing,…

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African Violets require special care. Find out the kind of pot you need, the amount of sun the plants need, and how to water them. African Violets require special care. Find out the kind of pot you need, the amount of sun the plants need, and how to water them.

I’m sad to say that I had to kill two beautiful African Violet plants before I was able to admit to myself that even though I am normally capable of keeping houseplants alive, I know nothing about how to care for African Violets. Recently I had the opportunity to bring home a couple of baby…

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Tips for using household items like egg shells, coffee grounds, epsom salt, and grass clippings to make all natural homemade fertilizer for your garden. Tips for using household items like egg shells, coffee grounds, epsom salt, and grass clippings to make all natural homemade fertilizer for your garden.

If you have a garden, then you know how important it is to fertilize your plants in order for them to grow and produce abundant crops. Vegetables need several basic nutrients in order to thrive: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. They also require trace nutrients such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. Here are some easy all-natural…

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How to grow sprouts in a mason jar. Easy instructions for growing your own salad sprouts from seed in a mason jar on the kitchen counter. How to grow sprouts in a mason jar. Easy instructions for growing your own salad sprouts from seed in a mason jar on the kitchen counter.

If you have never grown your own sprouts, then you are missing out. It is ALMOST as fun as re-growing green onions. What’s great about them is you can grow them right on your kitchen counter. To grow sprouts in a jar, you will need to make a trip to your local health food store.…

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