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Stop Slaughtering House Plants

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Are you frustrated with trying to grow a lush indoor landscape full of healthy house plants? Do you find yourself accidentally killing the house plants you spend so much time and effort trying to raise? Believe it or not, this is quite common, especially among new indoor gardeners and people who may not necessarily have the “green thumb” most garden enthusiasts are born with. Thankfully, there are a few hints that can help you overcome the mistakes you are making, and allow you to become the indoor house plant host you always thought you could be. Be Aware of Bad […]
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How Good is Gardening for Your Health

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Welcome to the Age of Technology, where information is the new currency that controls the majority of our lives. Rather than making life on this planet, most will agree that technology has made life a bit more difficult, and a heck of a lot more stressful. If this about sums it up for you, then don’t feel bad; you are not alone! A recent study conducted by the University of Gothenberg, located in Sweden, provides significant data that indicates young adults 18-24, who spend a great deal of time tied to their smartphones, exhibit more mental health conditions than those […]
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Therapeutic Horticulture

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Landscape architects and DIY garden designers have always developed their structures as sanctuaries; places where people can retreat from the stress and anxiety of everyday life. Most cities have botanical gardens, while others offer enormous green spaces, like Central Park in New York City. Although people are encouraged to enjoy the gardens, or get in touch with nature through the use of these facilities, recent studies indicate that there is far more therapeutic benefit to actively growing and maintaining plants yourself. “Therapeutic Horticulture” is a recognized treatment to combat stress, depression, and anxiety in several countries and across a broad […]
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Redecorate the Garden with Spilled Flower Pots

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If you have a backyard garden, then there’s a better than average chance you have a few varieties of flowers growing somewhere; they do add beautiful décor to the area they are grown in. Flowers add vibrant color schemes to the garden when added, and there are plenty of non-traditional methods of including them in the yard, or garden. One of my favorite methods of adding unconventional décor to my garden is using flower pots, but not just any flower pots, broken flower pots, or even those that are arranged to appear as though they were knocked over, spilling their […]
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Overwinter Geraniums Successfully

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Geraniums, for the most part, are grown in regions that experience harsh winters. Very few people realize that geraniums can be brought inside and tended to throughout those harsh winters, giving them the upper hand when spring rolls around again. Overwintering geraniums has long been a tradition in European countries. Geraniums will not bloom very much during the winter months, even when brought inside out of the cold and tended to daily. They will however sprout new greenery now and then, as well as a few splashes of red occasionally. The best part of overwintering your geraniums is that you […]