Gardening memes
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by Mary Jane Duford
2w ago
Dive into a field of funnies about overambitious planting projects, the mystery of disappearing tools, and the joys of finally getting that finicky flower to bloom. Gardening memes are for everyone who believes laughter is just as essential to gardening as sunlight and water. Screw it, I’m gardening This is one of my favorite gardening […] The post Gardening memes appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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Organic mulch
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by Mary Jane Duford
1M ago
Organic mulch is a biodegradable material used to cover a garden’s soil surface. It’s biodegradable. These types of mulches are derived from natural sources, including composted leaves, bark chips, pine needles, composted yard trimmings, straw, and grass clippings. Organic mulch improves soil quality as it decomposes, helps retain soil moisture, suppresses weeds, and regulates soil […] The post Organic mulch appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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How often to water peace lily plants
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by Mary Jane Duford
2M ago
Water your potted peace lily when the top inch of soil feels dry. Typically, this means watering indoor plants once or twice a week. However, adjust based on your room’s humidity and light. Peace lilies prefer consistently moist soil but not muddy, waterlogged conditions. Over-watering can be as harmful as under-watering. Watering schedule for an […] The post How often to water peace lily plants appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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20+ best seed companies to order from
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by Mary Jane Duford
2M ago
Ordering seeds to plant in your garden is one of the most wonderful times of the gardening year. I’ve ordered and grown seeds from dozens of companies over the past decade, and am now convinced that taking the time to find a high-quality seed source is well worth the effort. We put so much time […] The post 20+ best seed companies to order from appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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Planting peony roots
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by Mary Jane Duford
2M ago
Planting peony roots usually occurs in the fall or early spring. Before planting, soak the roots in clean water for an hour or two before planting. Then place it in a wide shallow hole with the pink/white buds facing upwards towards the sky. Backfill with the sole that was dug out of the planting hole, […] The post Planting peony roots appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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Shampoo ginger lily plant
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by Mary Jane Duford
3M ago
Shampoo ginger lily (Zingiber zerumbet) is a tropical flowering plant in the ginger family that grows from underground rhizomes. This herbaceous perennial has pinecone-shaped red flowers and narrow green leaves. The plants grow well in wet climates and typically reach 3-5 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. Sap from the flowers can be used for […] The post Shampoo ginger lily plant appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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Mossify Mistr
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by Mary Jane Duford
3M ago
The Mossify Mistr is an electric plant mister spray bottle for houseplants. I’ve been using mine for almost two years now, and it has indeed stood the test of time. It’s a pretty neat gadget for plant lovers like myself. Mossify Mistr review The first thing that caught my eye was its stylish design. It […] The post Mossify Mistr appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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How long it takes to change hydrangea flower color
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by Mary Jane Duford
3M ago
It generally takes several months to several years to change the color of hydrangea flowers, depending upon the original composition of the soil and the amount and frequency of amendments added. For instance, in already slightly acidic soil, adding a strong soil acidifier product in the spring and again in the summer may produce deep […] The post How long it takes to change hydrangea flower color appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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10+ low maintenance shrubs for shade landscaping
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by Mary Jane Duford
3M ago
Not many of us have the time required to keep a perfectly manicured yard (and nor do we want to). If your yard has a shady spot that could do with a bit of low-effort landscaping, here are some low-maintenance shrubs for shade to consider. These lovely plants are easy to take care of without […] The post 10+ low maintenance shrubs for shade landscaping appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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20+ shrubs for shade
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by Mary Jane Duford
3M ago
Choosing appropriate shrubs for shade gardens and low-light spots is key to creating a vibrant landscape. While most shrubs really do need quite a lot of fun to fill out nicely, there are a few dozen standout shade shrubs that are favorites for a reason. 1. Boxwood Boxwood (Buxus spp.) is a popular evergreen shrub […] The post 20+ shrubs for shade appeared first on Home for the Harvest ..read more
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