How to Grow Fishtail Palm Trees Indoors

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Fishtail palms are elegant and dramatic, with distinctive leaves that resemble the caudal fin of a fancy goldfish. Unfortunately, they’re not the easiest palms to raise indoors. They’re prone to spider mite infestations and need just the right light to grow. But with our guidance, you can make these beauties thrive.

9 Reasons Why Your Peace Lily’s Leaves Are Turning Yellow or Brown

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Yellow or brown leaves are a sign that all is not well with your peace lily. When the foliage on your houseplant changes color, it’s an indication that the water, light, or something else is out of whack. It can even be a sign of disease or pests. Figure out exactly what’s causing it now to fix the problem. Read more.

How to Force Branches to Bloom Indoors During the Winter

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Late winter can be extremely dreary as we wait for the color, life, and joy of spring to return. But you can bring spring along early by forcing tree and shrub branches to blossom indoors. The process isn’t difficult, but there are a few tricks you should know to ensure that you can bring forth those cheery blossoms.

Peace Lily Maintenance: How to Repot Your Plant

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Part of being a good houseplant parent is knowing when and how to repot a plant that has grown too large for its container. The same applies if the soil has become hydrophobic or depleted. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of repotting a peace lily from start to finish, so you can keep your plant happy.

How to Grow Weeping Figs as Houseplants

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Weeping figs have a reputation for being fussy, and they’ll shed their leaves at the drop of a hat. But with a little know-how, they make reliable indoor plants that add color and elegance to the home. We’ll show you how to keep your benjamin fig looking beautiful, with its leaves intact. Read more now.

Epiphytes 101: The Best Options to Grow as Houseplants

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Epiphytes are plants that grow on other plants rather than in soil. Every major family of plants includes at least one species that grows this way, and this incredibly diverse group includes everything from orchids to monsteras. Learn about which houseplants can be grown in the air and how to do it in this guide.

5 Common Reasons Why Peace Lily Leaf Tips Turn Brown

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It’s not uncommon for peace lily leaves to turn brown at the tips, especially in low humidity, bright light, or in the case of inadequate hydration or temperature extremes. To solve the problem, you need to do some troubleshooting to determine the cause. Learn about the top 5 reasons and how to fix them in this guide.

21 of the Best Japanese Holly Cultivars to Grow at Home

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Japanese hollies are easy-care, evergreen shrubs that come in an astounding array of shapes and sizes, with leaves that range from dark green and petite to large and yellow. Some varieties have columnar growth habits and others are low-growing shrubs. Learn about 21 of the best Japanese holly cultivars in this guide.

5 Reasons Why Peace Lilies May Not Bloom

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Peace lilies are capable of stunning displays. While there are lots of houseplants out there that have attractive foliage, there aren’t many that send out beautiful blossoms. That’s why it’s frustrating when a peace lily fails to bloom. In this article, we’ll guide you through figuring out the cause and how to fix it.

How to Grow and Care For Japanese Holly

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Japanese hollies are essentially maintenance-free and untroubled by pests or disease. Deer and rabbits just hop on by, and your pruners will gather dust in the shed, because they maintain a tidy shape without any work from you – unless you plan to shape them into elaborate topiaries, and that’s great too! Read more.

How to Grow and Shape Ponytail Palms as Bonsai

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The ponytail palm makes a unique visual statement thanks to its strap-like foliage, scaly trunk, and bulbous base. When grown as a bonsai, it stands out even more. Plus, it can be grown indoors and can withstand some neglect. That’s why it has become a popular option for beginners and more advanced artists alike!

Juniper Herbal Uses: Put This Natural Powerhouse to Work for You

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Juniper has been used herbally for centuries. Even King Tut had some of the berries from the trees in his tomb. Whether you want to make a wound-healing salve or some tea to ease a cold, the needles and berries have the potential to help. Not all species are useful herbally, though. This guide has what to know.

How to Trim and Shape a Cascade-Style Bonsai

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A cascade bonsai is a dramatic work of art that evokes the windswept trees that cling to life on the edges of a cliff. Creating one requires skill and patience, but you don’t need decades of practice to master making a cascade, or shaping your tree without leaving a mark. Get started now with this guide. Read more.

13 Juniper Berry Uses in the Kitchen and Beyond

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Juniper berries are the unsung heroes of the spice world. They can flavor everything from drinks to savory dishes and even desserts. And they can also be used herbally, to make sourdough, and around the home. Whether you forage or purchase them, our guide will help you to make the most of the pungent fruits. Read more.

When and How to Harvest Juniper Berries

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Juniper berries can be used herbally, in the kitchen, or around the home. But harvesting them requires knowing the right time and method for plucking the fruits. Additionally, you should know with certainty that the species you are harvesting is suitable for your purposes. Our guide provides the details. Read more.

Are All Juniper Berries Safe to Eat?

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Yes, juniper berries are edible. Well, most of them. Many species are not just safe to eat, they’re delicious. But some, on the other hand, can be toxic. In this guide, we’ll help you figure out which is which so you can harvest the good ones and leave the ones that are bad (for humans!) for the birds who love them.

How to Grow and Care for Bonsai Fruit Trees

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Want a truly stunning bonsai that offers a challenge with an incredibly fulfilling reward? Consider growing a fruit tree species as a bonsai. It takes a little extra work beyond that required by your average bonsai, but the results are absolutely worth it. A miniature tree with full-sized fruit is a sight to behold!

3 Foolproof Ways to Propagate Pothos Plants (And One That Doesn’t Work)

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Pothos plants are extremely straightforward to propagate. They lend themselves well to cloning via cuttings or dividing. Seeds, on the other hand, are a different proposition. If you’re curious about how to make lots of healthy new pothos babies, this guide shows you what you should know, and what doesn’t work.

Pruning Bonsai 101: How to Shape Your Plants

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Pruning a bonsai well requires equal parts technical skill and artistic vision. You need to know how to prune the plant without damaging it so you can bring the living piece of art that you dream of to life. In this guide, we’ll help you to achieve both goals with a little bit of technical and creative guidance.

How to Mix Your Own Bonsai Soil to Grow Healthy Plants

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It’s hard to overstate how important having healthy soil is to raising robust bonsai. Without a good foundation, bonsai can’t thrive. Creating your own bonsai substrate isn’t difficult or expensive, but it can make all the difference to your plant. Learn what comprises a healthy substrate and how to create your own.

How and When to Prune a Juniper Shrub

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Pruning junipers the right way takes a bit of finesse and know-how. If you do it wrong, you can end up with a sad-looking skeleton of a plant, rather than a robust shrub that adds to your garden. You need to know when, how, and which branches to prune if you want to keep your plant healthy and looking good. Read more.

Blue Star Juniper: How to Grow These Hardy Garden Staples

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‘Blue Star’ junipers practically glow in the garden with their bright, steely blue foliage. Add to that their dense, mounding growth habit and extremely tough nature, and you have a plant that adds heaps of year-round character to your yard without much fuss. Get to know this happy accident and how to care for it.

How to Grow and Care for Swiss Cheese Plants

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Swiss cheese plants make an impressive statement in any space with their massive leaves and dramatic fenestration. But these showstoppers aren’t demanding, giving you a lot of showy bang for your buck. This guide will help you to encourage those characteristic leaf holes, and learn how to make your plant climb.

How to Grow and Care for Elegant Lady Palms

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Do you want to bring the look of the tropics into your home, but you don’t want to deal with a tender plant that can’t handle a little bit of cold weather, or something that will succumb to pests and diseases? Lady palms (Rhapis excelsa) are an excellent option, with beautiful palm fronds and a tough nature.

How to Grow and Train Dracaena Plants as Bonsai

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If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow beginner bonsai plant that can stay indoors all year long, dracaenas fit the bill. That’s because they’re simple to care for and undemanding when it comes to light, food, and water, even inside your home – perfect if you’re just dipping your toe into the art of bonsai. Read more.

17 of the Best Species of Peperomia to Grow at Home

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Peperomias come in a huge range of sizes, shapes, leaf textures, and growth habits. There are species that look like succulents, and others that have lush, textured foliage. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s probably a radiator plant to fit the bill. Learn about 17 of the best peperomia varieties to grow at home.

Growing Peperomias: How to Care for Radiator Plants

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Get ready to meet peperomias! These unfussy and diverse houseplants come in multiple growth habits, sizes, and foliage shapes and colors. They’re undemanding, and bring greenery into your space without asking for much in return. Ready to learn how to plant, propagate, and care for radiator plants? Let’s get growing.

How to Deal with Mosaic Virus in Cabbages

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Mosaic viruses are more common in cabbages than you might think, with some estimates saying 10% of plants are infected. There’s no cure, and mosaic virus can spread – and completely ruin your crop. That’s why prevention is so important, and knowing what to watch for is essential. #cabbage #mosaicvirus #gardenerspath

English Ivy Houseplants: How to Care For Hedera Helix Indoors

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Charming ivy is tough as nails outdoors. Most gardeners spend more time trying to contain it than they do nurturing it. But it’s a different story indoors. This classic plant needs food, water, and the right light, of course, but special care is required if you want to raise it as a houseplant. Read more now.

How to Grow and Harvest a Winter Parsnip Crop

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There aren’t many veggies you can harvest fresh from the soil in the dead of winter. For the most part, the growing season is long gone. But parsnips can survive even the bitter cold and they taste better for it. In this guide, we’ll help you figure out when to plant and how to harvest this underappreciated root crop.

13 Common Pests That Attack Swiss Chard

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Your garden is full of pests waiting to chomp on your Swiss chard. Before you can nab your harvest to use it in the kitchen, bugs like aphids, blister beetles, and cutworms are creeping around, just waiting for the opportunity to strike. A little knowledge and the right tools are all you need to prevail. Read more.

How to Get Started with Your First Bonsai Tree

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Considering dipping your toe into the world of bonsai, or maybe you just picked up your first one at the store? You probably know there’s lots to do to keep your plant healthy, but growing your first bonsai doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You’ll be well on your way to creating a stunning display with these basics.

9 Diseases That Can Destroy Your Swiss Chard

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Homegrown Swiss chard does double duty with its beautiful stems and incredible flavor. But disease can ruin its appealing appearance and its fantastic flavor, denying you the harvest you’ve worked so hard for. A little prevention goes a long way, but if disease still takes hold, there are things you can do. Read more.

How to Grow Parsnips From Seed

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Parsnip seeds have a reputation for being hard to germinate. Lots of gardeners complain that they’re a challenge to tease out of the ground. The truth is, you just need to know the right steps for making it happen and you can find reliable success. Fresh seeds, a good soak, and some patience will have you on your way.

Common Issues with Coneflowers: 11 Plant Diseases and Pests

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Coneflowers are pretty darn tough. They can withstand a lot, including drought and most pests and diseases. But when problems impact your echinacea, you want to take swift action to protect your precious plants. This guide shows you what to watch out for, how to prevent these issues, and what to do if they turn up.

Pruning Brussels Sprouts: Tips for Success

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Growing brussels sprouts is a challenge, and understanding when and how to prune is part of the puzzle. Should you cut the tops off, and when? Is pruning the lower leaves necessary? Plus, studies have shown pruning at the wrong time can ruin your harvest. This guide has all the details you need to do it right.

Your Complete Guide to Overwintering Petunias

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Most of us toss our petunias at the end of the growing season because they can’t survive freezing weather. But there’s another option. You can overwinter petunias in a protected spot so you can enjoy their vibrant color again next season. There are two ways to do it, and this guide will show you how. Read more.

An Intro to Bonsai Trees: Information for the Beginner

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Bonsai is where horticulture meets art, and practitioners strive to capture nature in a miniature display. If you’re new to bonsai, you might be curious about where it came from and what it takes to create your own. This guide will fill you in on everything a beginner needs to know to get started. Read more.

How to Grow Hardy Fuchsia Shrubs in the Home Garden

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Think you can’t grow fuchsia in your area? These elegant bloomers are reputed to be delicate tropical annuals that are tossed out at season’s end, but hardy perennial fuchsias can actually survive in surprisingly cold climates. Read on for all the info you need to be able to enjoy your fuchsias year after year.

How to Plant Roses During the Fall

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Fall is the perfect time to plant perennials like roses. The weather is milder than in the summer, the plants have a chance to get established so they can take off next season, and you can find some real bargains. This guide walks you through the process so your plants will have the best chance at a healthy start.

How and When to Transplant Hardy Fuchsia

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Do you have a hardy fuchsia that’s in the wrong spot entirely? If you need to move your plant but aren’t sure how or when to do it, this guide has you covered. With some handy tips on how to transplant the right way, you can move your fuchsia without causing any harm so you can get back to enjoying those blossoms.

When and How to Divide Hosta Plants

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Hostas need dividing to look as good as possible. As they age, the center starts to look a bit shabby, yellowed, and sparse. They may even stop sending up those lovely flowers. By dividing them, they get a refresh. Plus, when you divide your hostas, you get new free plants out of the deal so you can expand your garden.

How to Grow and Care for Coneflowers, A Native American Favorite

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Coneflowers are a triple threat. They’re easy to grow, undeniably pretty and they’re also useful in the medicine cabinet, as you probably know. You can even make use of echinacea in the kitchen, which may come as a surprise to you! Ready to add these North American native beauties to your garden? Read more now.

Loose-Leafed Brussels Sprouts: What to Do for Poorly Formed Heads

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Your brussels sprout heads were starting to form and you were already dreaming of roasting those tasty nuggets in butter when things went south. The heads started to open, or they became loose and poorly formed. What went wrong? What can you do to fix it? We’ll help you to troubleshoot and fix the problem in this guide.

How to Identify and Manage Common Brussels Sprout Diseases

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No one wants to lose their harvest to pathogens. Brussels sprout diseases can range from cosmetic to deadly, and knowing which is which and how to deal with them is key to a successful harvest. This guide helps you handle the most common diseases, and includes tips on how to avoid them in the first place. Read more.

Common Brussels Sprout Pests: What’s Eating My Plants?

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As any adult knows, brussels sprouts are absolutely marvelous. Sadly, pests seem to agree. They won’t hesitate to take a nibble out of your plants. Not only can they threaten your harvest by harming your sprouts, they can spread diseases too. Don’t let it happen to you. We’ll show you how to identify and stop them.

How to Grow Tasty Turnip Greens at Home

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The roots get most of the attention, but let’s take some time to talk turnip tops. These easy-to-grow greens are perfect for cool weather gardening, so you can have your veggies even when the traditional growing season is ending. They’re versatile in the kitchen, too. Eat them braised, raw in salads, or cooked in soup.

How to Grow Hostas in Containers

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Hostas grow well in containers, so why not grow them in compact places where you might not be able to otherwise? A potted plant makes a statement in the garden or on a patio. There are just a few tips you need to know in order to make these popular plants thrive in pots. Read our guide to learn more.

What’s Killing My Broccoli? 13 Common Diseases

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Broccoli is delicious and nutritious, which is no doubt why it’s so popular in home gardens. The trouble is that pathogens seem to love broccoli as much as we do. Whether it’s fungi that will ruin the foliage or bacteria that can wipe your plant out, there are lots of problems to watch for. These are the most common.

Keep or Cut: How to Make the Most of Hosta Flowers

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You might not call flowers to mind first when you think of hostas but they can be incredibly beautiful and fragrant, in colors ranging from white to purple, and even yellow or red. We’ll help you make the most of your hosta flowers, from choosing the best hybrids and cultivars to deadheading and troubleshooting.

How to Grow Sugar Beets for Food and Fodder

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Looking for a crop that can feed your animals, makes a tasty sweetener, and can be used in salads and side dishes for dinner? Meet sugar beets. This close relative of the familiar table beet has so much to offer the home gardener that it deserves a chance in the spotlight. Learn how to grow your own in this guide.

Common Broccoli Pests and How to Control Them

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Caterpillars, beetles, aphids, and more are all waiting for a chance to chomp on your broccoli plants. While some pests are just a nuisance, others can kill your broccoli before you get a chance to harvest and enjoy it. We’ll help you to identify, manage, and prevent infestation by the most common broccoli pests.

How to Grow Colorful, Fragrant Honeysuckle

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Honeysuckles are beautiful, fragrant, and survive in all kinds of environments, which is why they’ve become a garden staple. Picking the right one for your space is the key to success since some are invasive and may cause serious problems. In this guide, we’ll talk about all of your options and how to make them thrive.

How to Grow Hostas: A Favorite Shade Loving Perennial

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It’s no wonder hostas are one of the most popular plants to grow in the garden. They’re versatile, add color even to shady spots, and are rarely impacted by insect pests or diseases. With hundreds of cultivars, there’s an endless variety to choose from. Our guide will help you to pick, plant, and care for your hostas.

How to Transplant Rose Bushes

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Have a rose bush that;s growing in the wrong place? You don’t have to live with it. Instead, move your plant to a better spot in the garden. We’ll help you dig up and transplant your rose so it can thrive. From picking the right spot to getting it in the ground – without killing it in the process – our guide can help.

Tips for Growing ‘Sweet Dani’ Lemon Basil in Your Herb Garden

Tips for Growing ‘Sweet Dani’ Lemon Basil in Your Herb Garden

‘Sweet Dani’ basil is a lemon cultivar that stands out for several reasons. It’s more disease-resistant than other basils and it grows fast, with a clean, sweet lemon flavor that can be used in savory and sweet dishes. No wonder it’s an award-winning herb! Our guide provides all the details you need to grow your own.

Tips for Growing Coneflowers in Containers

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Want to bring the prairie beauty of echinacea to your patio? Coneflowers are a sturdy staple of flower gardens across the US, with their stand-out shape and color. We’ll help you learn how to grow coneflowers in containers so you can enjoy these fetching flowers even if you only have a tiny spot on a balcony.

How to Identify and Control Cutworms

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It’s a nasty surprise to discover your seedlings are dead thanks to cutworm damage, with all the hard work of getting your plants started undone in just one night. Don’t let them destroy your garden. Our guide will show you how to identify these pests and get rid of them so you can enjoy the harvest. Read more now.

How to Choose the Best Location to Grow Roses in Your Yard

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A poorly placed rose might not bloom, or it may struggle with disease. That’s why it’s important to pick the best spot in your garden. The right sun, spacing, and soil will make all the difference between a plant that lives up to its potential, and one that fails to thrive. This guide provides all the info you need.

Planting Rose Bushes: Step by Step Instructions

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Rose bushes benefit long-term from having the best start in life. A rose planted the right way, in the right place, at the right time, will be healthier than one that isn’t. If you aren’t sure how to plant roses, our guide has got you covered. We’ll walk you through the process step by step, for bountiful blossoms.

How to Harvest and Save Fuchsia Seeds

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Lots of plants can be propagated by saving the seeds and planting them the following year, and fuchsias are no exception. Did you know that those little berries that stay behind when the flowers fall contain the seeds of the plant? This guide will show you how to harvest and store them for planting later. Read more.

9 Reasons Why Roses May Not Bloom

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If your roses aren’t blooming, don’t panic. Though disappointing, it doesn’t mean you have to dig up your plant and start over. There are lots of reasons why this can happen, and most of them are simple to fix. Our guide will walk you through troubleshooting and solving the problem so you can bring those blossoms back.

Why Is My Fuchsia Wilting? 5 Common Issues

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There are many reasons why your fuchsia may start to wilt and droop, like too much or too little water, hot temperatures, or various pests and diseases. Our guide will help you figure out which problem is causing your wilting woes and how to address it, so that your fuchsia can perk back up to its usual beautiful self.

How to Eradicate Tent Caterpillars (and Whether You Should)

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Wriggly masses of tent caterpillars on a tree can be a pretty scary sight. Not only can they completely defoliate a tree, but they look like something out of a horror film. This guide will help you learn how to identify and get rid of these common pests, but it also explains why you might want to leave them be instead.

How and When to Deadhead Roses

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If you want to grow show-stopping roses, you’re going to need to know all about deadheading. Understanding why we deadhead, when to do it, and most importantly, the right way to go about it, is key to making the most of your rose bushes. This guide explains all the ins and outs to make you a true deadheading expert.

21 of the Best Japanese Maple Varieties

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Do you want a Japanese maple but can’t decide which one to choose? Learn about our top picks to help narrow down the wide array of colors, shapes, and sizes available. Our roundup introduces 21 of the prettiest, hardiest, and most unique Japanese maples out there so you can make the right choice for your garden.

Why Are My Rose Leaves Turning Yellow?

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If you notice the leaves on your rose bush turning yellow, don’t despair. While there are many possible causes for this common problem, most of them also have straightforward solutions. In this guide, we’ll help you identify exactly what’s causing your rose leaves to yellow and how to turn your plants green again.

15 of the Best Scented Geranium Varieties

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Scented geraniums are a feast for the eyes, nose, and taste buds with their fragrant, beautiful flowers and leaves. There is a seemingly endless variety of pelargoniums out there, including ones that smell like cedar, apple, roses, and peppermint. This guide will give you 15 excellent options to grow at home.

Are Fuchsias Edible? Learn About Eating Fuchsia Berries, Leaves, and Flowers

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Have you ever looked at a pretty fuchsia plant and wondered if you could eat it? Well, you can! Our guide walks you through the ins and outs of the incredible, edible fuchsia. From the flowers and leaves to the flavorful berries, we’ll tell you when to harvest, which ones taste best, and how to use them in the kitchen.

Tips for Growing Fabulous Tree Roses

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Tree roses are the crown jewel in a garden. They make an impressive impact with their stand-out shape and stunning floral display. That is, so long as you know the right way to plant, prune, and care for these beauties. In this guide, we’ll give you all the info you need to make your roses as pretty as they can be.

Tips for Watering Fuchsia Plants

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Fuchsias are fussy about the amount of water they want. They can’t tolerate dry soil at all. But at the same time, soggy roots will kill them off pretty quickly. The challenge is figuring out the right amount of water and when to apply it. This guide will arm you with the knowledge you need to make your plants happy.

What Are David Austin English Roses?

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English roses are incredibly popular for a reason. They combine all the best traits of old garden roses with the hardiness and repeat flowering of modern varieties. Where did they come from, how do you grow them, and which are the best to plant? We’ll explain all that and more in this guide to David Austin roses.

Do Fuchsias Need Deadheading?

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If you want to keep your fuchsias looking fabulous, you need to know how to deadhead them the right way. While the flowers fall on their own, they leave behind seed pods that may signal the plant to stop producing blossoms. This guide will help you prevent that from happening so you can keep enjoying the colorful show.

A Guide to the Different Types of Japanese Maple Trees

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Japanese maples come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and leaf shapes. There are trees with coral bark and some with pink foliage. Some have deeply-lobed leaves, while others have distinct variegation. How do you make sense of all the different types? This guide explains the different categories of Japanese maples.

How to Propagate Roses from Cuttings

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Do you want to clone a rose plant that you adore? Taking cuttings is an easy way to make it happen. By snipping a stem from the parent plant and putting it in soil, you can encourage it to root and create a new rose plant. But of course, there’s more to it than that! In this guide, we’ll explain the entire process.

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Rose Bushes

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Understanding the best way to buy roses can save you a lot of work, and results in healthier, happier plants for your garden. But there’s more to it than you think. From knowing where to shop and what to look for, to whether you should pick own-root or grafted plants, this guide has all the tips you need. Read more.

How to Grow Thai Basil in Your Herb Garden

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Thai basil has a unique flavor that stands out in comparison to other types. With a spicier taste and just a hint of licorice, it’s the perfect herb to use in a huge range of dishes. Plus, you can eat the flowers, stems, and seeds! If you’re ready to plant and use this herb, our guide will help you on your way.

How to Plant and Care for Bare Root Roses

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When you plant bare root roses, you’ll need to know the best way to ensure that they grow and flourish. This guide walks you through selecting, planting, and caring for your new bare root plants so that they have the best chance at turning into big, beautiful flowering bushes. It’s not as hard as you might think.

What Are the Different Types of Shrub Roses?

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No doubt you’ve heard of shrub roses, but what are they exactly? You’re probably thinking “shrub” just refers to growth habit, but that’s not true. Surprised? This guide will help you understand what a shrub rose is and will introduce you to some stand-out specimens, including a few ground covers and climbers.

How to Plant and Grow Anise

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Anise is versatile in the kitchen, and you can use both the leaves and the seeds in a variety of recipes. It’s also valuable in the garden, attracting beneficial insects and driving away the bad ones. This guide has all the details you need to succeed at growing this uncommon, unfussy, totally wonderful herb.

How to Plant and Grow Mexican Tarragon

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Mexican tarragon is a marvelously multi-purpose herb that works as both a beautiful ornamental and a tasty ingredient for your kitchen toolkit. Plus it can keep bugs away, attracts beneficial insects, and has a long history of medicinal uses. And it’s not fussy about soil! Check out this guide for more info.

Tips for Growing Caraway in Containers

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Don’t let a little thing like a lack of garden space prevent you from growing nutritious, delicious caraway plants. Carum carvi grows incredibly well in containers, so you don’t have to go without, even if you only have a little corner of a balcony available for your gardening. Read our guide to learn more.

How to Grow Japanese Maple Trees

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Do you need a focal point for your landscape? With a plethora of cultivars, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for in a Japanese maple. From weeping dwarf trees to tall ones covered in scarlet foliage, there’s a massive range to select from. In this guide, we’ll talk about how to select, plant, and grow one.

13 of the Best Hardy Roses to Grow at Home

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Roses have a reputation as being fussy, delicate plants that need constant pampering to stay alive. Forget the common knowledge. Modern roses are hardy and resistant to pests and diseases. How do you know which ones can stand the heat? This guide gives you 13 tried-and-true options so you’re sure to find the right one.

How to Plant and Grow Galangal

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Tired of buying galangal at the grocery store? It’s expensive and not always as fresh as it could be. The good news is that it’s not hard to grow. Plus, the plants are beautiful in their own right. This guide helps you figure out how to plant the rhizomes, keep them healthy, and harvest and use them when they’re ready.

How to Plant and Grow Scented Geraniums

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Colorful, beautiful, sweet-smelling, and incredibly flavorful, scented geraniums are a delight for the senses. These multi-purpose plants don’t enjoy the same popularity as their garden cousins, but they’re more than worthy of a spot in the yard. With so many varieties to choose from, they’re sure to please. Read more.

How to Identify and Control Currant Fruit Flies

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Currant fruit flies can ruin a gooseberry or currant harvest in a hurry. That’s why it’s essential to know how to identify and get rid of these devastating maggots. Each larva can eat through an entire berry and each fly can lay hundreds of eggs. This guide has all you need to know to keep them under control.

Bachelor’s Button Problems: Why Are My Flowers Falling Over?

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A garden full of bachelor’s buttons is a dazzling sight, but not if those bold blossom heads are falling over. Why does this happen? And are you doomed to deal with droopy blossoms or can something be done to make your flowers stand proud? Learn why your cornflowers are falling over and how you can fix the problem.

How to Grow Horehound

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Horehound attracts the good bugs like bees, wasps, and flies, while driving away the bad ones like aphids and grasshoppers. Plus, growing it is about as easy as it comes. This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know, including a simple recipe for horehound candy that everyone will love.

How Many Types of Roses Are There? A Guide to Rose Classification

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Tea, damask, polyantha, oh my! There are so many kinds of roses that it can all get a bit confusing. If you’re wondering what a shrub rose or a tea rose is, or what separates modern roses from old garden roses, this is the guide for you. We’ll help you sort out all the details and choose the best varieties for your garden.

How to Propagate Bay Laurel From Cuttings

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If you’ve ever shopped for bay trees at the nursery, you know they can be pricey. No need to shell out the green – if you’re up for a challenge, why not propagate one at home via cuttings? This comprehensive guide will walk you through taking and growing bay tree cuttings the right way for the best chance of success.

All About Rose Growing Habits

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No doubt you’ve seen shrub roses, but did you know they can also be climbers or ground covers? Roses come in a number of different growing styles, including bushy, rambling, or even tree shapes. This guide will walk you through all the different styles so you can better narrow down what will work for you in your space.

How and When to Take Elderberry Cuttings to Propagate New Plants

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Have an elderberry bush you love? Or are there wild elderberries nearby that you’d love to grow in your garden? Reproduce that lovely bush through cuttings. Whether hardwood or softwood, in water or soil, elderberries are simple and straightforward to propagate by cuttings. This guide shows you all you need to know.

How to Bottom Water Houseplants

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Are you still watering plants from the top with a watering can? Maybe it’s time to try bottom watering. Also known as reverse watering, this technique has some advantages that can result in healthier, happier plants. This guide helps you learn when and why you should use bottom watering, and how to do it the right way.

9 of the Best Moisture Meters for Your Garden

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Not sure when to water your plants? For serious gardeners, moisture meters are a must-have tool. But there are a lot of different options out there, from digital to analog, and Bluetooth enabled to simpler, basic meters. Check out 9 of the best soil moisture meters and choose your favorite in this guide.

7 Reasons Why Your Hydrangea May Not Bloom

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Is there anything more disappointing than when it’s well into summer and your hydrangeas still aren’t blooming? In this guide, we’ll help you figure out what on earth went wrong, whether it’s a pruning issue or you have a light problem, and what you can do to fix it so you can enjoy those magnificent blossoms again.

Tips for Growing Highbush Blueberries in Your Garden

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Highbush blueberries produce tons of fruit in the summer, with gorgeous blossoms in the spring and foliage that turns bright colors in the fall. What’s not to love? Learn everything you need to know to select, plant, and care for these fantastic fruits. You’ll be digging in before you know it. Read more now.

How to Grow Blueberries

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Nutritious and oh-so-delicious, blueberries are the perfect plant for your berry patch. On top of the famous fruits, the plants themselves are quite beautiful, with intense red foliage in the fall and highly fragrant blossoms in the spring. In this guide, we’ll show you how to plant, grow, and help these bushes thrive.

How to Grow and Care for Juniper Shrubs

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Hardy, reliable, and surprisingly multi-purpose, juniper shrubs are garden staples for a reason. They can stand up to brutal environmental conditions like drought and heat while providing food, medicine, and alluring visual impact. Learn how to grow this outstanding plant in your garden in this guide. Read more now.