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Italian Flowers

From world-famous artwork to super-fast cars, Italy is home to some of the most innovative creations, but did you know that the country also boasts stunning scenic landscapes, highlighted with beautiful flowers. Without further ado, here’s the lowdown on a few noteworthy Italian flowers, some of which you can grow easily in your garden.

How To Grow Avocado Plants — Care Of Homegrown Avocado Plants

The avocado (Persea americana) — please, never call them avocado pears! — is outstanding for its nutritional value, being rich in protein and minerals and having an extremely high oil content (the oil content is surpassed only by that of the olive). The ripe avocado fruits vary in shape from large round to long pear-shaped …

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How To Make Plants Grow Faster

Checking up on the soil, fertilizers, and environment can help your plant grow faster. It can be frustrating to watch plants take their merry old time in growing into the fully-fledged specimens of beauty that they should be. But there’s no way of hurrying up old Father Time, or is there?

Viparspectra Review

Today’s grow lights are not the same as what they used to be around five decades ago when HID grow lights took center stage. LED lights have received a surge of appeal lately for several good reasons, most notably their incredible yields and low energy costs, making them a viable option to the once considered …

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Best Potting Soil for Herbs — Use The Right Potting Mix For Your Herbs

Growing delicious herbs at home makes cooking gourmet dishes easier and gives you healthy flavors to your food. But some herbs can be difficult to grow, especially indoors or in a garden without direct sunlight. If you don’t have the right type of soil, your herbs might never reach their full growth and flavor potential. …

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Best Hydrangea Fertilizer and Buyers Guide

Hydrangeas are reliable summer flowering plants that make beautiful additions to any garden, starting from formerly manicured lawns to carefree cottage gardens. They offer season-long performance with abundant eye-catching flowers, as long as they’re grown in well-drained soil, moisture, and of course with the right fertilizer.

Vegetable Garden Planning

The selection of a suitable site on which to establish the vegetable garden requires con­siderable thought, for an ill-chosen spot can be a great handicap from the beginning. Al­though the average home gardener has little choice, several points must be considered if the outlay on seed, fertilizer, tools and labor is to show decent returns.