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Air Plant Terrarium DIY: Create a Beautiful Miniature Garden in Glass

by Teknor Apex May 21, 2018 9:05:44 AM

The Small-But-Mighty Terrarium Is Easy To Create, Care For and Love.

 

Picture one basking in the sun on your windowsill. Or bringing a dollop of nature to your desktop. Or ranking as the most interesting object on your coffee table. The small-but-mighty terrarium is an enclosed garden, planted in a transparent container, usually featuring succulents, air plants or mini-cacti. But when it comes to creativity? Oh, the places you’ll go!

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Topics: House Plants

Pro Garden Tips to Grow and Care for Hydrangeas

by Teknor Apex May 3, 2018 11:25:16 AM

Every Gardener Gets the Blues. And the Pinks. And the Purples.... 

The Exquisite Hydrangea is a Chameleon – Able to Mingle with Wildflowers or Take Its Place in a Formal Garden.

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Topics: Water Gardening, Flower Gardening

What Hardiness Zone Am I In?

by Teknor Apex Apr 17, 2018 3:25:40 PM


Are Your Plants Shivering In Chicago? Melting In Miami? You Need To Get In The Zone!


Like people, plants thrive when they are in a climate that suits them. Delicate orchids simply require a different growing environment than hearty holly bushes. So before a single seed is planted, you must be aware of which “hardiness zone” you live in.

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Real Estate on the Cheep: Where to Put a Birdhouse

by Teknor Apex Mar 20, 2018 3:27:22 PM

 

Want to Feather Your Nest with Birdhouses? Here Are Some Cardinal Rules.

 

Click the TV off, put the phone down and grab a front row seat for the best show of the summer – your birdhouses. What can be sweeter or more calming than watching a feathered family as they feed, forage and fly? Here are some tips to help create the perfect dream home.

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Topics: Landscaping

4 Tips on How to Prepare a Garden Bed this Spring

by Teknor Apex Mar 1, 2018 9:05:03 AM

 

Whether It’s a Space for Spinach, or a Spot for Snapdragons, It’s Time to Prepare a Proper Garden Bed.

 

The power of definition can’t be denied. While a lush lawn is beautiful in its uninterrupted greenness, it often begs for an accent – a pop of plantings that command the eye. What a perfect way to sum up the appeal of the garden bed.

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Topics: Flower Gardening

Improve Curb Appeal and Let Your Home Speak for Itself

by Teknor Apex Jan 24, 2018 9:26:13 AM

 

When It Comes to Your Home’s Curb Appeal, It’s What’s On the Outside That Counts.

 

If you’re like most homeowners, you spend a lot of time fussing over your home’s interior – wall colors, furniture, lighting and wall art. But what about the view from the street? Unfortunately, the elements that create your home’s “first impression” aren’t always given the importance they deserve. Whether you want to attract buyers or just re-fall in love every time you come home, let’s tackle the challenge.

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Topics: Landscaping

Fresh Herbs Win - Every Thyme! How to Care for Potted Herbs

by Teknor Apex Jan 8, 2018 4:14:52 PM

 

From Oregano in October, to Mint in March, Indoor Herb Gardening Is Every Cook’s Secret Ingredient

 

Rosemary, cilantro, dill, lemongrass, chives, basil, parsley. Don’t you agree, these magnificent herbs make any dish better? And picking a fresh sprig is way better than opening a jar? So do we! Here some tips for how to care for potted herbs.

 

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Topics: House Plants, Container Gardening

Follow these Fall Gardening Tips for a Thriving Cultivation Next Year

by Teknor Apex Sep 19, 2017 3:51:41 PM

If You Think the End of Summer Means the End of Gardening, Let Us Plant a Few Points to Ponder with our Fall Gardening Tips.

 

It’s autumn – a time to reflect on all your hard work of the past few months. But certainly not a time to hang up your garden gloves, for there is still much to be done – protecting, preparing, pruning and yes, even planting. Cooler temperatures mean higher energy, so let the TLC continue.

 

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Topics: Landscaping, Lawncare

Smart Gardeners Cultivate Common Sense with Proper Gardening Gear

by Teknor Apex Aug 30, 2017 2:01:27 PM

You Protect Your Petunias and Dote On Your Daisies – But Real Garden TLC Begins Indoors.

 

It’s a beautiful summer weekend. The hedges need a trim, the lawn needs a mow and there’s pruning to be done. It’s time to put your gardening gear on – but first, this refresher course on “must-haves,” for serious gardeners and yard putterers alike.

 

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Topics: Landscaping, Flower Gardening

How Often to Water Grass Seed and Vegetables?

by Teknor Apex Jun 28, 2017 2:50:55 PM

Sure, Lawns Need Water. But To Keep Your Grass Green and Growing, You Need to Know When and How Much.

 

If you’re like most American homeowners, watering the lawn, shrubs, vegetables and flowers falls under the same umbrella: turn on the hose and spray everything, equally and simultaneously. End of story. But does a zucchini growing in dappled shade require the same amount of water as a brand new lawn in full sun? The answer, quite simply, is no.

 

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Topics: Lawncare

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