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The Best Houseplants for Good Feng Shui

Air Plant Turns out, air plants are kind of a big deal, pals. Air plaints represent the quintessential definition of Feng Shui. Feng Shui literally translates to ‘wind and water’. Wind, (which is air) and water are all these plants need. Rinse them or soak them briefly and then shake them out occasionally. Because no

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Colorful Vegetables to Try in Your Garden

Add color and nutrients to your garden and plate with these colorful vegetables. One of the nice things about growing your own vegetables is the amount of variety available. No need to stick with the grocery store varieties; there is a whole world of colorful veggies to choose from. Many of these offer higher levels

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Roses in Winter

Roses are jewels of the garden.  Unique colors and fragrances of the blooms have inspired poems, conveyed emotions and been inspirational for songs and stories for many centuries. To grow outstanding roses, a good well-draining soil is necessary.  An area with 5-6 hours of daily sunlight is also needed.  Roses are heavy feeders and need

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Rose Types & Care

Roses enhance a garden with beauty & elegance. Now is the perfect time to plant bare root roses so they can come alive in your garden this spring. But, first you need to decide which genre best suits you! Here are the types of roses: Hybrid Teas Roses have been providing colorful displays, rich fragrances

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February: Prune Repeat Flowering Roses

It’s time to prune your roses! Repeat flowering roses should be pruned anytime from late January through mid-February. This pruning is especially important for the popular hybrid tea and grandiflora roses, but all types of repeat-flowering roses benefit from pruning. Without the annual pruning, roses generally become leggy, less vigorous and unattractive and do not

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Freeze-Proof Plants

Find tough-as-nails plants that can survive your coldest winters. Coneflower This rugged native wildflower can grow just about anywhere, and most varieties are hardy to Zone 3. Cut down the stems, then add 3-4 inches of mulch to insulate the plants through the winter to help them bounce back beautifully next summer. Pansies If you’re

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Winter Flowers for Indoor Gardens

Brighten your home with a few of these cheery houseplants African Violets While most of the year African violets like an eastern or western view, during the winter you should move them to a south-facing window. Cyclamen Cyclamen is a houseplant that can have a modern look with a sleek container. Watch for wilting, it

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Evergreen Shrubs for Year-Long Color

Evergreen shrubs don’t disappoint. Add them to your landscape for vibrant flowers, leaves and stems every season. Evergreen Viburnum Viburnum is a dense, compact shrub with pointed green leaves edged with creamy yellow. It has clusters of red flowers in late winter and spring. Though most cultivars are deciduous, the sweet viburnum is a diehard

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