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Perennial Flower Gardening For Beginners

Successful perennial flower gardening for beginners comes down to two main points. Proper site planning and proper plant selection of plants that do well in your area. After you get these basics right, you can then start to learn more about pruning, dead-heading, pinching, fertilizing and all the other activities that go on during the year in a perennial garden.

5 Tips For Organic Vegetable Growing Success

If you are worried that organic vegetable gardening sounds like it is too much like hard work and too time consuming then all you need to do is follow these 5 tips and you will be well on your way to harvesting your very own delicious organic vegetables in no time at all. Do not be put off by people who say that it is not worth the time or effort because when you harvest your very first crop of vegetables you get a fantastic feeling of pride, and when you sit down to eat them it is even better.

The Best Compost Bins Are Homemade

The best homemade compost bins are usually the ones that you know you’ll enjoy using. A creation such as this can be very rewarding, and can give out so many beneficial things as well. How to make a compost tumbler is something that you can make on your own.

Butterfly Nectar Plants

Annuals are especially important for butterfly gardens because of their ability to bloom for most of the summer season. Marigolds, zinnias, cosmos, and sunflower are all classic annuals for attracting butterflies.

Fertilizing Tomatoes – Getting the Right N-P-K Ratio

Setting up a new tomato garden? This article discusses the all important Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium balance, what each element does and what the best ratio is for tomato plants.

Butterfly Host Plants

Black swallowtails are those giant yellow and black butterflies. I think everyone in the U.S. has probably seen these! They’re very large and noticeable.

Common North American Butterflies

The monarch butterfly is one of the most well-known butterfly species. It’s common all around the United States and the southern part of Canada. Monarch caterpillars eat exclusively milkweed plants.

Metal Halide Grow Lights

When attempting to grow plants indoors one of the most important choices you make will concern lighting for your plants. All plants require light to grow, and using the right type of lights to stimulate growth at the right time of a plants life is essential.

Instant Japanese Maple Bonsai

Having a Japanese Maple Bonsai in your home is truly a think of beauty and pride. Growing a bonsai from seed requires time, patience and a good spirit. If you’re lacking in one of those areas, the process of growing your bonsai will help you develop as person.

Growing Hawaiian Hibiscus Plants and Flowers

Visitors to our 50th State encounter all kinds of beautiful exotic Hawaiian flowers, including the gorgeous hibiscus flowers. Most do not realize that some of the hibiscus flowers, which they fall in love with, are not indigenous to Hawaii. Why is the yellow hibiscus the State Flower of Hawaii? Is it possible to successfully grow these beautiful exotic Hawaiian flowers on the mainland?

Creating a Butterfly Garden

You can make homemade butterfly feeders from small jars, such as baby food jars. You just drill a hole in the middle of the lid and stuff it with cotton.

Repotting Your Orchid Plant

Healthy orchids can stay in bloom for several months. If you want to maintain the beauty of your orchid for several years, you will need to take care of your orchid. Orchids need to be repotted at least every other year either for general maintenance or to split the plant.

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