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How to Grow Amazing Calendula

One of my favorite plants to grow is the amazing calendula. I didn’t know much about it before except for they are also known as “pot marigold”.  While I was browsing  online two years ago, I saw the seeds for sale.  Anything that says “easy to grow” I’m interested.  Additionally, the photos of the beautiful flowers attracted me.  So I…

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How to Grow Paperwhites (Narcissus)

If you love bulbs with fragrant and beautiful flowers, then you can grow Paperwhites.  Narcissus Paperwhites are perennial bulbs that belong to the daffodil family.  Small flowers come in white, yellow or orange. What I love about them is that they bloom in the winter, just when most everything sleeps in the garden. Growing paper whites is not that hard…

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10 Must Have Stunning Plants for Fall Color

If you want a pop of color in the garden this season, plant these stunning plants for fall. Not only do they have attractive flowers, their foliage provide texture and color as well. 1. Kangaroo Paw(Anigozanthos) A native to Australia, this drought tolerant low maintenance plant has elegant tall flowers.  Blooms show up in spring, summer and fall. Plant in…

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Make a Spooky Halloween Wreath from Garden Cuttings

Reusing plant cuttings is a great fun idea in making a spooky Halloween wreath.  After pruning and deadheading plants this weekend I gathered a lot of them to use in this project. Growing along the back fence is my beautiful white star jasmine vine that needed a nice trim. The branches are thin and flexible, which is  perfect to bend…

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Top 7 Gardening Tips for End of Summer

As summer season is winding down, here are some helpful gardening tips that I do in the yard.  These gardening chores will save you a lot of time and work in the fall and winter.  Doing these things will also help maintain a healthy and beautiful garden. Deadhead all spent flowers – Flowers that bloom in spring and summer will have…

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15 Dazzling Plants for a Luminous Moon Garden

I’m always dreaming of an enchanting moon garden with bright white flowers, silvery and variegated foliage.  Sweet floral fragrance will be filling the air.  I have the perfect spot in the garden to do this – right outside the bedroom. Because I have large windows and glass door, I can easily view the garden. Scent in the Air In my…

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12 Low Maintenance Plants to Grow in Your Garden

If you hate gardening chores but love a beautiful landscape, there are a lot of low maintenance plants you can grow.  Knowing your planting zone and checking if certain plants will thrive in your area is one of the most important things in gardening. In my garden (zone 10) near the coast, I’ve tried growing these easy-to-care-for plants and I’m…

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Tips for Growing an Indoor Kitchen Herb Garden

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a small indoor herb garden right in your kitchen?  Snipping off a few leaves whenever you need them for cooking will surely be easy.  Depending on what herbs you use the most, you can grow different varieties of these aromatic flavor boosters. Some herbs like basil, thyme. sage , chives, parsley and cilantro can…

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How To Repot Houseplants

This weekend I promised myself to repot houseplants that have outgrown its 6-inch pot. I love my houseplants because of their attractive glossy leaves and interesting form.  They also clean the air inside the house. WHY IT’S TIME TO REPOT HOUSEPLANTS One particular plant grew really fast and it is time to move it to a bigger container.  I noticed…

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Grow Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps

Can you really grow vegetables from kitchen scraps?  Well, yes and no.  It depends on what kind of vegetable it is.  I learned this after I did an experiment by planting my own kitchen scraps. Some leafy vegetables like romaine lettuce will regrow but the leaves get smaller and bitter because the plant starts to flower.  Others like bok choy…

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