Growing Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) from cuttings is one of the easiest propagation methods. This also works for Thanksgiving and Easter holiday cactus plants. See how to take a section of leaf … [Read more...]
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Christmas cactus is a popular tropical houseplant offering bold, colorful blooms. Whether called Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter and labelled as Schlumbergera or Rhipsalidopsis, each … [Read more...]
Whether you grow potatoes in the ground or containers there are a few options for harvest times. Also find out the best way to store potatoes to keep them fresh for months. If you are new to this, … [Read more...]
A lawn with naturalized bulbs is a beautiful way to add more flowers to your yard. Find out which fall-planted bulbs are best for creating beautiful swathes of color in your grass lawn in … [Read more...]
Not all seeds are the same but with this tip you can mark and save the very best seeds in your flower garden for sowing next year. For a complete propagation guide also see Seed Starting for … [Read more...]
Used in farming for years, you can also grow cover crops in your home garden to improve and protect the soil. The recommended seed sowing times are early spring and fall but there are a few things to … [Read more...]
Diatomaceous earth is frequently recommended as an organic pesticide for the garden, but is it a practical, sustainable option? Is it a good resource for pollinator-friendly gardens? Let's have a … [Read more...]