GARDENING ARTICLES

Gardening Knowledge Base

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”

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best battery powered weed eater

The Best Battery Powered Weed Eater – Cordless String Trimmers

As we’ve said before, Cordless Battery-Powered Tools are the way of the future. Not only does modern battery technology now rival traditional gas-powered motors, but they’re superior in many other ways. But some models of cordless weed eaters are also far inferior to their gas powered counterparts. That’s why choosing the right brand and model

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man holding a pot of elephant bush

Elephant Bush – Portulacaria Afra

If you’ve ever wanted to grow a bonsai tree, but aren’t sure if you have the discipline, you should try an elephant bush. Also known as dwarf jade, porkbush, and spekboom, the elephant bush is a popular semi-perennial succulent shrub.  Elephant bush has a reddish-brown stem and small glossy green leaves. There are several variants,

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a Zebra haworthia on a table

Zebra Plant – Haworthiopsis fasciata & attenuata

Zebra plant is a term commonly used to describe a pair of succulent doppelgängers: Haworthiopsis fasciata and Haworthiopsis attenuata. Both are like tiny aloes, with dark green spiky leaves decorated with thin, bumpy, white stripes.  There’s a lot of controversy over the classification of Zebra plants. It is common for garden centers to sell H.

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close-up picture of ceropegia woodie Variegata in a pot

Variegated String of Hearts – Ceropegia Woodii Variegata

If you are looking for a pretty, easy-to-care-for plant — a perfect gift for your sweetheart — you’ll fall in love with the variegated string of hearts. Its tiny, heart-shaped leaves are mottled sage-green and silver. The leaves of the variegated variety of these plants are edged in an eye-catching pink. The string of hearts

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fairy castle cactus behind a pink background

Fairy Castle Cactus Care Information – Acanthocereus tetragonus

If your sunny windowsill needs a little more magic, consider adopting a fairy castle cactus. This columnar cactus got its name because the multiple clumping stems grow up in a formation reminiscent of the turrets of a medieval castle.  Each stem of the fairy castle cactus is a five-sided fleshy branch with wooly spines on

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