How to grow and care for charming orchids

An orchid can live happily for a long time in a pot, blooming season after season, but every few years you have to replant the plant. The growing medium breaks down over time and will not anchor the plant properly or provide it with the necessary nutrients. An orchid may …

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Amazing sea shell desings with flowers

When I think of summer, I think about seashells. Collecting shells is something that I have been doing all of my life. A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without returning with a bag of shells. Seashells are lovely keepsakes and can add a coastal touch to your home’s …

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How to grow tradescantia the easy way

Where to grow: Indoors, place near a window that receives strong indirect light. Outdoors, place in a location that receives full sun (with protection from afternoon sun in the hottest regions) to shade, depending on variety. Indoor houseplants can be placed outdoors in a light shady area during warmer months. …

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How to grow Foxgloves from seed

The flowers are very rich in nectar and are like magnets for bees and butterflies. Most foxgloves are biennials, blooming in their second year from seed, or short-lived perennials. Most are more or less evergreen so their rosettes of green leaves remain all winter. Just be aware that foxgloves contain …

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How to grow African violets from cuttings

African violet flower  are usually grown under fluorescent lights placed 12 to 15 inches above the leaves. If the leaves start to turn light green, your plant is getting too much light, while thin and dark green leaves or a leggy plant indicate too little light. Soil A well-drained potting …

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How to easily design a pretty planter garden

Before anything else, choose the right planters for your garden if you don’t already have them. If you have a smart, modern space, choose simple matching pieces. Alternatively, if yours is an Italian or garden style, why not splash out on elaborate stone or terracotta urns? You can mix and …

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