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Fittonia Plant Care: Learn How To Grow Nerve Plants
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Fittonia Plant Care: Learn How To Grow Nerve Plants

The Fittonia argyoneura plant also known as the nerve plant is a lovely tropical houseplant that grows in USDA hardiness zone 11.Fittonia does well in terrariums, hanging baskets and on desk and table tops.This pretty, colorful nerve plant grows wild as a ground cover in the jungles of Peru.In this article, we describe the many varieties of Fittonia and share advice for keeping this plant successfully in your home or office.

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To Everything There Is A Season – Even Plants

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. And today, as always, the plants we grow are vitally concerned with what time of the year it is.Seasonal changes are often so subtle that plants are more conscious of them than man.In June the daylight hours are long. The sun with its warmth and the clouds with their moisture encourage plants to grow to their maximum heights.
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Fall Planting: Is Fall A Good Time To Plant?

Fall is a good time to plant. The pleasant weather tempts one to be outside. Moisture conditions are usually good.If spring planting is delayed by cold, wet weather, many valuable weeks of growing weather are given the plants if they have been planted in the fall.Give Perennial Plants Time To Get EstablishedFall planting allows perennial plants time to get well established and be ready to start actively growing when spring arrives.
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How To Stop Plant Containers From Staining Decks

Container gardening can be a great way to grow plants by themselves or in tiny groupings.Plant containers make it easy for them to be moved around to different locations but the drainage holes may stain your decks. Learn how you can prevent stains by reading the article at the link below for more.JOIN Our FREE Plant Care NewsletterBy entering your email address you agree to receive a daily email newsletter from Plant Care Today.
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Is Cucumber A Fruit Or Vegetable? Not a [SIMPLE] Answer

Here’s the deal! Did you ever ask yourself this question – “Is cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?”All fruits and veggies are very healthy additions to any diet, but there are some members of the produce category are simply hard to categorize.A few that come to mind are:Tomatoes (5 Do’s and Don’ts)Avocados (9 Proven Health Benefits)CucumbersIn this article, we answer the this simple question “cucumber fruit or vegetable?
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Layering Bulbs – Growing With The Lasagna Bulb Method

Have you ever heard of lasagna gardening? It is a method of layering bulbs and planting materials to easily get the most yield from the smallest area of land. Now there is a “new” version of lasagna gardening just for bulbs.Bulb layering (aka: bulb lasagne gardening) is an excellent way to be sure of having ample blooms throughout the growing season.
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Pellionia Pulchra Care: How To Grow Polynesian Ivy [INDOORS]

Pellionia pulchra (pell-ee-OH-nee-uh PUL-kruh) belongs to the Urticaceae family (along with the aluminum plant) and the genus Pellionia.Pellionia also known as the Polynesian Ivy is a low, bushy plant that has beautiful marbled leaves.It is native to South-East Asian countries, especially to Burma, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
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Epsom Salts In The Garden: 10 Proven Uses

Did you know using Epsom salt for plants can help with overall garden health?Epsom salts can go a long way toward helping plants make better use of the nutrients in the soil to:Germinate seeds fasterGrow largerProduce more flowers and fruitCreate more chlorophyllGenerally, help plants thriveAdditionally, it can act as a deterrent to ground-dwelling pests such as voles, slugs, and snails.
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Adding Fragrant Shrubs: Scented Plants For Garden Fragrance

Our gardens are more beautiful than ever today, but they lack, more often than not, what was once considered the garden’s greatest enchantment, and that is fragrance.I often wonder why we do not cultivate fragrance in our gardens more than we do.The joy obtained from the sweet smell of growing things is of a deep and lasting nature.
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Lime Loving Plants… Do You Know Them?

Let me share with you my first experience with – lime loving plants – and the magic which can be performed by the addition of lime to the soil.This happened when I transformed a bed of sweet sultans from sickly plants to vigorous specimens with blossoms of exhibition quality.In common with most beginners I wanted to have outstanding success with one certain flower.
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How To Grow And Care For The Datura Plant

The Datura plant is a native to South, Central and North American regions. A large plant typically characterized by pale, grayish-green leaves and white, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in the night.The Datura finds itself commonly associated with plant names and similar species such as Brugmansia (Angel Trumpet) or the Devils Trumpet, but with a marked difference.
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English Ivy Plants: Growing And Hedera Helix Care

The English Ivy Hedera helix, care as a houseplant is not difficult for those just starting out or seasoned indoor plant veterans.English ivy the common name for Hedera helix is probably one of the most durable of all houseplants, but care must be taken with watering.Like many ivies, the English ivy does not like drying out for long periods of time.
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Fittonia Plant Care: Learn How To Grow Nerve Plants

The Fittonia argyoneura plant also known as the nerve plant is a lovely tropical houseplant that grows in USDA hardiness zone 11.Fittonia does well in terrariums, hanging baskets and on desk and table tops.This pretty, colorful nerve plant grows wild as a ground cover in the jungles of Peru.In this article, we describe the many varieties of Fittonia and share advice for keeping this plant successfully in your home or office.
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Lophospermum: How To Grow and Care For Mexican Twist

Lophospermum Lo-fo-sper-mum plants are an herbaceous scrambler or climber species from the Plantaginaceae family along with: Veronica plant (Speedwell)Angelonia plantRusselia (Firecracker plant)Hebe PlantsTraditionally these plants were a part of the Scrophulariaceae family and native to Guatemala and Mexico.
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How You Reuse Tea Bags In The Garden [7 Ways] #3 Brilliant!

Here’s a question for you! Have you ever asked “can you reuse tea bags”? Do used tea bags have any uses in the garden?What’s garbage in the kitchen can actually turn into treasure in your garden! Coffee grounds and tea bags are both famously brilliant when it comes to their unique uses.Whether it’s from:A black tea bagPeppermint tea bagIced tea bagHerbal tea bagPu-erh tea bagUsed lipton green tea bag… you can turn them into something beneficial in the garden.
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