Posts tagged Watering Tips
Caring for Christmas Cacti

Christmas cacti, known as Schlumbergera or Zygocactus, blooms at Christmas and also sometimes around Easter if cared for properly.  A month prior to Christmas you will be able to watch the tips of the leaves begin to grow and form buds.  At Christmas, as if by magic, the buds open to a beautiful flower that will add color and warmth to any holiday season.

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Petunia Care

Petunias are simple yet beautiful flowers that make a great addition to any garden, balcony, porch, or yard.  They are also quite simple to grow and care for.  Still, if you buy plants and go through the trouble to grow them, you want them to stay healthy – even if they are fairly simple and straightforward.  This is why petunia care is important for you and your petunias.

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Gardenias and Spider Mites, Yikes!

This week I got an email from Rebecca.  She was trying to help her mother take care of a plant she got as a mother’s day gift from her brother.  Her particular problem would’ve been a brain teaser for me had it not been for her excellent description and the photo she included.

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Caring for Ball & Burlap Christmas Trees

Buying a potted evergreen to serve both as a Christmas tree and a yard tree is possible, though a bit of a challenge. Most trees do best if they are planted soon after purchase and during the cool months of autumn. But that doesn't stop gardeners from making this plan work just fine.

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