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Healthy Soil and How to Make It. Whether you are growing flowers, herbs, vegetables, a lawn, or a shrub border, healthy soil is an absolute must.

Healthy Soil and How to Make It

Your plants will be less prone to pest and disease issues, they'll grow better, and they'll look better. With a bit of know-how, some work, and some patience, you can have healthy soil, no matter what kind of soil you are starting with. Healthy Soil Characteristics If good soil could be achieved merely by buying a bag of fertilizer from the garden center, most Americans would be boasting perfect soil.

10 Best Ground Covers for Full Sun. Why Are My Houseplant's Leaves Turning Brown? You bought a beautiful houseplant, set it up near a bright window, and within a week its leaves were turning brown or even falling off.

Why Are My Houseplant's Leaves Turning Brown?

What did you do wrong? To answer that question, you'll need to be able to answer some questions about your plant, its environment, and the care you've given it. Know Your Houseplant Imagine buying a dog without knowing that it needs dog food, plenty of water, exercise, and affection to thrive. 40 Best Indoor Plants that Don't Need Sunlight - Joyful Derivatives.

A lack of sunlight in your house shouldn’t stop you from having beautiful greenery throughout your home.

40 Best Indoor Plants that Don't Need Sunlight - Joyful Derivatives

These indoor plants that don’t need sunlight are perfect for a beginner and will add life to any space – no matter how dark! I’ll have to be honest, I’ve always been a huge fan of faux plants. I love that they add the style and comfort of greenery to a home and so conveniently remove the struggle to keep them alive. And yet recently, I’ve also noticed that when I have a real plant in my house there’s something about it that faux plants just can’t give me – the feeling of LIFE. I think part of the reason I’ve always just depended on faux plants to add greenery to my home is because I’ve never felt like I can keep my indoor plants alive! 10 Plants That Fight Soil Erosion and Add Color. The best plants for erosion control are those ground covers or shrubs that are vigorous, attractive, and have a root system effective at holding back soil on a hill.

10 Plants That Fight Soil Erosion and Add Color

If you live in deer country they should also be plants that deer tend not to eat. The following list gives you a variety of choices, each of which meets these criteria. In your plant selection, aim for a balance between beauty and practicality. The prettiest plant you find in a garden catalog will disappoint you if you grow it under the wrong conditions (too much shade or sun) or to serve a function it is not suited to serve. Gardening 101: Sansevieria. Sansevieria, S. trifasciata: “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue” Some disgruntled son- or daughter-in-law, now unknown to history, facetiously nicknamed this plant Mother-in-Law’s Tongue for the sharpness of its leaves.

Gardening 101: Sansevieria

18 Best Types of Foliage Plants. 29 Best Indoor Plants for Every Type of Person 2019. Christopher Walken recommends accessorizing your plants with googly eyes.

29 Best Indoor Plants for Every Type of Person 2019

Photo: NBC Houseplants are seemingly more popular than ever, and now that it’s so easy to buy them online, the only real question is: Which plant should you get? Like anything else, there’s a wide range of options to suit different people. 11 Houseplants That Flourish in Low Light. Time to Stock up on Ferns: Top 6 You Should Highly Consider. Gardening 101: Ribbon Grass. Ornamental grasses have become the popular kids in class.

Gardening 101: Ribbon Grass

Most of these leafy friends are perennial, low-maintenance, and attractive (looks only matter for me in plants–not people). But grasses can have drawbacks; some will take advantage of situations to spread if given the opportunity. This is the case with rebellious ribbon grass. Crown shyness - Wikipedia. Possible physiological explanations[edit] The exact physiological basis of crown shyness is not certain.[6] The phenomenon has been discussed in scientific literature since the 1920s.[9] The variety of hypotheses and experimental results might suggest that there are multiple mechanisms across different species, an example of convergent evolution.

Crown shyness - Wikipedia

These 9 Plants Will Mess You Up. Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds. 7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room. There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden.

7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room

But what about in between? If you're looking for an indoor plant that's both decorative and edible, look to the world of fruit trees! While many grow to be enormous in the wild and are native to perpetually sunny conditions, there are a number of dwarf plants that will do just fine—and even fruit! —in a big pot in your living room. 10 Easy Pieces: Best Succulents. Older 10 Easy Pieces: Best Succulents by Michelle Slatalla Issue 52 · Best of 2015 · December 29, 2015 Home Newer Issue 52 · Best of 2015 · December 29, 2015.

10 Easy Pieces: Best Succulents

Hardscaping 101: Pathway Lighting: Gardenista. Older Hardscaping 101: Pathway Lighting by Janet Hall Issue · The New Landscape · November 5, 2015. Mucuna pruriens. Mucuna pruriens is a tropical legume native to Africa and tropical Asia and widely naturalized and cultivated.[2] Its English common names include velvet bean, Bengal velvet bean, Florida velvet bean, Mauritius velvet bean, Yokohama velvet bean, cowage, cowitch, lacuna bean, Lyon bean,[2] Donkey eye,[citation needed] monkey tamarind,[citation needed] and Buffalo beans[citation needed] (the last also refers to Thermopsis rhombifolia[citation needed]). The plant is notorious for the extreme itchiness it produces on contact,[3] particularly with the young foliage and the seed pods.

It has value in agricultural and horticultural use and has a range of medicinal properties. Description[edit] The plant is an annual,climbing shrub with long vines that can reach over 15 m in length. When the plant is young, it is almost completely covered with fuzzy hairs, but when older, it is almost completely free of hairs. Hardscaping 101: Limestone Pavers: Gardenista.

Older Hardscaping 101: Limestone Pavers by Ellen Jenkins Issue 35 · Landscape Luxe · September 3, 2015 Newer Issue 35 · Landscape Luxe · September 3, 2015 Share on email When the poet W. As a building material, limestone is both universal and timeless. Bonsai! Long before the bonsai art form of creating miniature trees came to Japan, the wealthy in China were perfecting their craft known as “penzai” and “penjing.” The former means “tray plant” and the latter “tray scenery.” It is from the Japanese pronunciation of “penzai” that the word “bonzai” ultimately derives- “bon” meaning “tray-like” and “sai” meaning “planting.” Takepart. They’ve come up with a billboard that eats smog and one that generates water by sucking it from humid air. Now the students at the Lima, Peru–based University of Engineering and Technology are tackling another challenge that affects plenty of communities around the globe: water and soil that are too polluted to use to grow crops.

As you can see in the video above, to bypass the arsenic-, lead-, and cadmium-contaminated H2O and dirt in the area around Lima, the students created the Air Orchard, a billboard that doubles as a hydroponic greenhouse. Similar to the water-generating billboard, this latest advertisement takes advantage of the muggy conditions in the South American metropolis—it’s usually above 90 percent relative humidity there. Brugmansia. Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel's trumpets, a name sometimes used for the closely related genus Datura. Babylonstoren Greenhouse: An Idyllic Garden: Gardenista. Older. Moss Graffiti « The Bored Ninja - Fun, Interesting, and Cool Stuff on the Internet.

Kitchen Garden: Home Made Worm Farm. Wriggly, squiggly, squishy, messy worms. Whether you love them or they make you squeamish, worm farming is one of the most rewarding gardening activities for improving the health and harvest of your garden. Why you want to make a worm farm A worm farm is the most simple way to turn your household food waste into amazing, nutrient-rich garden fertiliser. 10 Favorite Tulips to Plant This Fall Gardenista. Older 10 Favorite Tulips to Plant This Fall by Izabella Simmons Issue 65 · Belgium and Beyond · March 28, 2013. Affnan's Aquaponics. Will Compost Tea Supercharge Your Garden?

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