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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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Vertical Gardening with Strawberries and Herbs

If you lack ground space vertical gardening is a good option to plant edibles.  You can plant small plant varieties like herbs, salad greens and strawberries.  Using a vertical wall garden planter makes it easy to move it to a sunny location and attach it to a fence or wall. It also protects it from animals that can nimble on…

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How to Make a Succulent Bowl Garden

I decided to make a succulent bowl garden this winter for my coffee table and dining table. Instead of buying flowers, I thought it would be more practical because it will last longer as it grows. It looks great as a centerpiece on a table.  You can even make two of these for a bigger impact. Combining different succulents that…

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How to Grow Avocado from Seed Easily

I love avocado and every time I eat it I always wonder if I plant the seed will it grow?  I decided to do an experiment one day using three avocado seeds that I had from making guacamole.  I chose to plant three seeds at the same time to see what the success rate is at the end.  I wanted…

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10 Best Fall Gardening Tips You Can Do This Fall

Fall gardening is the best thing you can do to  prepare the garden for winter and spring.  The weather is cool and sometimes foggy so working outside is more bearable.  Most plants slow down in their growth at this time and some completely die out only to return to life in the spring.  Here are some of the beneficial things…

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Plant These Trees for Spectacular Fall Color

Just when some plants start to die out in the fall, there are a lot of trees that show spectacular color.  Their leaves turn into bright colors like scarlet, gold, orange, red, and yellow. Some of these trees also have interesting textures in their bark and bountiful fruit. If you love fall foliage, plan on planting these trees according to…

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