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4 Easy Tips for Planting in a Pot or Container

Watch this video to find out how to keep soil from filtering out through the drainage holes in the bottom of pots, and the proper planting technique to use when planting in pots or other containers.
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How To Plant Container Grown Trees and Shrubs

Spring and fall are the best seasons for planting container grown trees and shrubs. Here's what you need to know when planting container grown trees and shrubs in your yard.

How to Top-Dress Houseplants

As I inspect and repot my houseplants in early spring, I often find plants that seem to fall “in the middle,” not quite needing repotting but still wanting some attention. In cases like this, top-dressing is a great alternative to repotting, and it's quite easy. Here's how.
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Tips on Bringing Houseplants Indoors for the Winter

The weather's getting cooler, and if you sent your houseplants indoors for a summer vacation, now's the time to settle them indoors before winter sets in. Read on for some tips to bringing your plants indoors.
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Container Gardening: How to Grow Flowers in Pots

Growing flowers in pots will brighten up your backyard and it's easy to do. Here's everything you need to know about container gardening.

How to Dress Up Your Houseplants with Mulch

We're all familiar with the idea of mulching our flower gardens, so why not also mulch your houseplants? Read on to find out how to put the finishing touch on your indoor gardens using houseplant friendly mulch.
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Guide to Poisonous and Nontoxic Houseplants

Houseplants can improve air quality and bring a little bit of nature indoors. However, if you have children or pets, it's important to be careful when choosing houseplants, since some varieties can be poisonous. Read on to find out which houseplants are poisonous and which are not.
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How to Divide Aloe Vera and Other Succulents

If you've got happy aloe vera you'll soon find that the plants are outgrowing their space. Many succulents are easy to propagate. Read on to find out how.

Tips for Reviving an Old Shed Like a Pro

Want to refresh an old shed? First, you have to prep it.