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9 Beautiful Zinnia Companion Plants (Plus Honorable Mentions)

Zinnias are an incredibly popular annual flowering plant with showy blooms. They come in a wide range of colors, bloom sizes, and heights. Whites, reds, yellows, peaches, pinks, oranges – even multi-colored varieties are available! However, if you aim to grow a more diverse garden, you’ll need some companion plants. In this article, I’ll share …

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Caring For The Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)

I consider the cast iron plant to be one of the best houseplants. Why? It’s low maintenance, tough as nails, non-toxic to pets, and it tolerates low-light conditions. It’s also a beautiful plant, so what’s not to love? The cast iron plant is native to Japan and Taiwan where it happily grows as an understory …

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Are Snails Good For The Garden? (…Probably Not!)

If you live near any coastline, then you probably associate snails with the beach. They are commonly found stuck on damp rocks at the beach, especially during low tide. However, these are just sea snails, and make up a small number of the thousands of different types of snails. There are many aquatic snails, both …

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Caring For Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

Aglaonema, commonly known as Chinese Evergreen is so popular that you may be familiar with it gracing the interiors of large shopping malls. These plants are incredibly easy to care for, can tolerate low light conditions, and often boast beautiful, decorative foliage. Is this the perfect houseplant? In this guide, I’ll discuss everything you need …

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Winter Seed Sowing In Milk Jugs: The Easiest Way To Plant?

Winter is a great time to plant for next year’s garden. Did you know that it can also be a great time to sow some seeds outdoors? Winter seed sowing is a relatively new method of planting certain types of seeds for the following season. It greatly simplifies planting, and even improves germination rates of …

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How To Care For Spotted Begonia Maculata Indoors

The genus of Begonia includes thousands of different species that are all varied in appearance. One of my favorites in this genus is the spotted Begonia maculata (also known as the Polka Dot Begonia). This beautiful and unique flowering plant can be found in warm climates around the world, but it is also a popular …

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How To Care For Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata

Peperomia obtusifolia (commonly known as the Baby Rubber Plant or American Rubber Plant) is a stunning and unique houseplant from the Piperaceae (pepper) family. It is native to South America where it can be found in tropical rainforest habitats. Lucky for us, this houseplant is relatively common and easy to find in many nurseries. However, …

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Growing Paperwhites in Water – A Fun Winter Project (How-To)

During the winter months when the garden is bare, it’s nice to look up and see some fresh flower blooms. Growing paperwhites in water, also known as forcing, is a fun way to bring a little bit of spring into your home – even if it’s snowing outside. Basically, you are forcing the flowers to …

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