When to Fertilize Roses (The Definitive Guide)

Roses are generally resilient plants that can withstand a variety of situations, but because they are heavy feeders, a good fertilization  applied at the proper time will result in the healthiest roses with the greatest amount of blossoms. Apply nitrogen, phosphate, and potash fertilizer to roses starting in April or May and reapply it once …

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How to Stop Lavender From Getting Leggy

Lavender plants are low maintenance perennials that are attractive and fragrant, but if they are not given the correct care, they have a tendency to grow leggy. Make sure lavender is planted in low fertility soil and refrain from fertilizing as high fertility soils encourage lanky, messy growth. To control lanky growth and slow down …

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Do Hostas like Coffee Grounds?

Because coffee grounds have a relatively high nitrogen content, hostas will benefit from an application of coffee grounds used as mulch, but you must use the grounds carefully. Hostas may develop an impenetrable coating if there are too much coffee grounds nearby that prevents water and air from getting to the roots. The ideal method …

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Why Does My Lavender Not Smell?

Lavender typically doesn’t smell because it either doesn’t get enough sunshine or is grown in soil that is too fertile. Full sun and low to medium fertility soil are required for lavenders to produce the oil that gives them their distinctive perfume. There are more elements that could stress the lavender and hinder it from …

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How to Water Bougainvillea in Pots

Because they come from hot regions, bougainvillea thrive when given a strong soak followed by some soil drying, as this mimics the regular watering cycle in their natural habitat. During the Spring and Summer, give potted bougainvillea a good watering every 7 to 14 days. Before watering the bougainvillea again, let the soil dry out. …

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Why is My Christmas Cactus Dropping Buds?

Christmas cacti lose their flower buds because to drought stress, changing temperatures, or because artificial light interferes with the 12 hours of darkness needed for flower bud development. Christmas cacti are “short day” plants, which means they need more hours of darkness than light over a sustained period of time to develop flower buds. It’s …

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How to Care for Azaleas Indoors

Azaleas grown indoors can produce a profusion of vibrant flowers in the home in the spring with just brilliant indirect light and moderately cool conditions. Taking care of indoor azaleas is quite easy, but there are a few things you need know to keep your plant healthy. Treatment Information Azaleas inside Range of Room Temperature: …

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Can Lavenders Grow in Pots?

As long as you mimic some of the circumstances of their natural Mediterranean home, lavenders of all kinds can flourish in pots. Potted lavenders require full light, well-drained soil with low to medium fertility, sand, and a pot with multiple drainage holes in the base to prevent the soil from becoming soggy. Potted lavenders are …

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Aloe Plant Turning Brown? (How to Save it)

Aloe plants become brown because of excess moisture in the soil surrounding the roots brought on by improper drainage or overwatering. Aloe plants need the soil to dry out between waterings because they are drought-tolerant plants. The aloe plant’s leaves get limp and brown if the soil is excessively wet. Most frequent causes of aloe …

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