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5 Tips for Growing Potted Lemons on Plant a Lemon Tree Day (May 15)

Although citrus trees seem reserved for the southern part of the U.S., where temperatures remain mild throughout the winter, even those of us who see snow in the colder months can grow a lemon tree. All it takes are a large pot and proper care. And with Plant a Lemon Tree Day coming up on …

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Spread Joy on Bring Flowers to Someone Day, May 15

Many holidays and other occasions are celebrated by the giving of flowers, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, May Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduations, and more. But did you know that there is a day dedicated just to giving flowers? This May 15, spread a little joy by observing Bring Flowers to Someone Day. When people …

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5 Tips For Celebrating Iris Day On May 8

After the daffodils and tulips fade, irises send up their stalks topped with showy, ruffled plumage. These low-maintenance bulbs come in nearly every color except bright red, allowing gardeners to enjoy a lush rainbow of color from late spring through early summer where multiple varieties are planted. Although we don’t know when a day was …

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15 Must Have Gardening Tools For Serious Gardeners {Buying Guide}

Before you get started on your gardening project, take a few minutes to make sure you have these must have gardening tools needed to get the job done right. Getting your flower beds in shape will be a lot easier when you have the proper tools. Not only do you need the right tools but …

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Tips for Celebrating National Asparagus Month this May

One of the first spring vegetables to poke through the soil, asparagus is worthy of celebration after a winter of frozen, canned, and imported produce. The appearance of fresh, local asparagus at newly reopened farmers markets and roadside stands alerts us to the presence of spring just as surely as blooming daffodils and budding trees. …

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The Best Retractable Garden Hoses

Picture this: you’re watering your garden with a standard garden hose, and suddenly, it kinks cutting off the water flow. You point the hose at your face to see what’s wrong, and it “miraculously” becomes unkinked, and you get a shower! I am sure you get the picture. It’s hilarious to see it happen to …

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State Flowers List (With Pictures)

Each state in the U.S. has several official symbols, including a flag, bird, tree, and of course, flower. Do you know the official flower of your state? Browse through this state flowers list to learn more about your and other state flowers, and perhaps create a new, unique garden theme in your landscape.   Although …

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Celebrate National Native Plant Month This April!

As gardeners, we find great joy in discovering and introducing new plants to our outdoor (and indoor!) spaces, but I also find it remarkably fulfilling – and exciting – to narrow my search to plants endemic to my area. Nature uses a rich palette to paint beautiful landscapes, and we certainly can’t go wrong mimicking …

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4 Fun Ways To Celebrate National Garden Month (April)

As warm weather works its way north, we grow increasingly impatient to sink our hands into the soil and nurture seeds into lush foliage. It seems fitting, then, that April has been designated National Garden Month. What better way to celebrate spring than through gardening? History of National Garden Month In 1986, President Reagan signed …

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