12 Ideal Plants for a Window Flower Box

12 Ideal Plants for a Window Flower Box

You’ve got the window flower box, now it’s time to fill it! So you’ve either built a new window flower box or purchased one that caught your eye and now you’re looking for the ideal flowers to begin filling it up, but you don’t want just any ole flower, you want to pick something that …

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How to Build a Window Flower Box

How to Build a Window Flower Box

Trying to find flower box ideas? Look no further! Window flower boxes usually have a width of 1 foot or less than 2 feet. The length of a flower box usually ranges between 1 to 2 meters, but the size typically depends on the location of the window where they need to be installed. In …

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9 Easy Ways to Keep Fresh Cut Flowers Alive

9 Easy Ways to Keep Fresh Cut Flowers Alive Longer

Fresh-cut flowers are a wonderful accent for the home. Not only do they smell good and look great, but they can also make beautiful gifts. If you are an avid gardener, you probably already enjoy decorating your home with your handiwork. Whether you decorate your own home with your flowers or plan on giving or …

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Rose Care Guide: Pests and Diseases, Pruning and Fertilizing

Rose Care Guide: Pests and Diseases, Pruning and Fertilizing

Pests and diseases Some rose varieties are prone to blackspots so if you are in a warm humid area you may want to avoid these and choose hardier less vulnerable plants. Any good rose catalog or book will list whether a rose is susceptible or not. You can choose from knockdown sprays or systemic sprays. …

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10 Different Rose Types and Varieties with Pictures

10 Different Rose Types and Varieties with Pictures

There are several types of roses you can get to put in your garden. Many roses are called repeat flowerers that will bloom over a long period of time. They have the main flush of blooms in spring and then again after a summer prune. They will flower right into the cooler months until they lose their …

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Rose planting, care,maintenance, pests and diseases

Rose Planting, Care, Maintenance, Pests and Diseases

Roses have a reputation of being delicate and fussy to maintain. While this may be partially true, correct planting procedures will ensure that the life of the plant on the actual site will start outright. It is important for a grower to review the basics of planting roses, even if he or she has done …

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How to plant and design a knockout rose garden

How to Plant and Design a Knockout Rose Garden

Preparing for your rose gardening can help you handle the chore better. The first step in preparation is arming yourself with basic knowledge about the plant itself, the knockout roses. This include a little bit about its history, characteristics, advantages, availability, and the tools you needed to start your knockout rose garden. Knockout Rose Gardening …

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How to Grow Calla Lilies, Daylilies, Water and Easter Lilies

How to Grow Calla Lilies, Daylilies, Water, and Easter Lilies

Lilies are considered by many to be the most lovely additions to your home garden. To make things better, they’re not that hard to grow, either. In this guide, we’ll walk through the necessary steps to grow Calla lilies, Daylilies, Water lilies, and Easter lilies. Let’s get into it. Selecting Your Lilies This is where …

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Solutions to Common Orchid Diseases and Problems

Solutions to Common Orchid Diseases and Problems

The purpose of this guide is to help you as an orchid owner protect your orchids and keep them alive for the seasons to come to enjoy their beautiful blooms and shapes. This post will focus on identifying if your orchid is suffering from common orchid diseases: Disease Fungus Issues related to the care given …

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How to Grow and Care for Brugmansia Plants (Angel's Trumpet)

How to Grow and Care for Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia)

Brugmansia, part of the Solanaceae family, has some 105 plant genera including some well-recognized plants like potatoes and tomatoes. Their common name is Angel’s Trumpet, this becomes apparent when you see their flowers. Years ago they were all part of the Datura family, however, in 1974 Datura and Brugmansia was formally separated. The obvious difference of …

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