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How to Care for Vines

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How to Care for Vines

Hey Friends!  Today I will be discussing some tips on how to care for vining plants, indoor or outdoor!  When it comes to watering vines, it is important to allow the soil to completely dry out before watering the plant again. Different size vines require different amounts of water meaning different drying out times, so my best advice is to wait until the soil feels completely dried out, or the soil starts to pull away from the edge of the pot. Climbing vines will also need to be pruned on occasion to restrain their extensive lengths. Pruning your vines will...

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Garden Design for Beginners

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Garden Design for Beginners

Hey Friends!  There are many ways to design a garden bed, but here are a five tips I like to employ while planning my garden design.  1. Pick a color theme. The color theme is so important because it is the first thing a person will notice and feel about a garden. Do you want a more exciting, dramatic color theme or a more calm, soft color theme? The warm colors like red, orange, yellow are exciting colors to plant together that inspire happiness in those who see it. On the contrary, cooler colors like purples, blues, deep greens, pink...

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Become a Green Thumb

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Become a Green Thumb

Hey Friends!  There are so many hearts out there that have the desire to grow, but are discouraged each time they try. Well, today I am here to walk you through some easy tips to develop your green thumb! 1. What does it mean to have a "green thumb"?  It means to have an exceptional aptitude for gardening and for growing plants successfully.  2. Start small.  The smaller your garden is the more manageable it is; the less variability means its less confusing. If it was my first time gardening, I'd buy a rectangular planter from your local home improvement...

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How to care for Mandevillas

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How to care for Mandevillas

Hey Friends!  Today I am divulging some of my family's tips and trick on how to care for a Mandevilla.  After purchasing one of our Mandevillas, you might be tempted to plant it in the ground. Rein in that urge and substitute it with a one-two gallon decorative container. This will allow the Mandevilla to mature further which will grant it greater success later on if planted directly in the earth. Mandevilla plants need sandy, well-draining soil with plenty of organic material mixed in. A soil ratio I like to use for Mandevillas include two parts peat moss to one...

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Spiller-Filler-Thriller

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Spiller-Filler-Thriller

Its as simple as 1-2-3!  There's truly no mystery to creating an eye-catching container planter. You just need to know the 3 perfect ingredients: spiller, filler, and thriller.  A spiller is the splash of mischief that is meant to tumble out of the pot and soften the edges of the design. When container planting it is important to have a spiller that will touch the earth because it signifies being grounded in its identity. Great examples of spillers would include: Sweet Potato Vines, Creeping Fig Vine, Scaevola and Verbenas.  A filler is meant to compliment but not overwhelm the thriller....

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