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Learn how to care for every type of plants from houseplants to ornamental plants. Bring more pleasure to your gardening life, and improve your garden/home design.

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Despite environmental concerns, 3 in 5 Gen Zers buying roses for partners this Valentine’s Day

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According to a 2021 global study, 59% of young adults ages 16-25 are very or extremely worried about climate change. Most industries contribute to climate change in some way, including the global flower industry. According to the International Council on Clean Transportation, transporting roses from Colombia to the U.S. for Valentine's Day creates roughly 360,000 metric tons of C02 emissions. Growing roses in colder climates, like the U.S., requires heated greenhouses, which also create a significant carbon footprint.

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Gen Z bought houseplants to improve mental health during pandemic; stress and dead plants result instead

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Americans turned to many different hobbies to alleviate the stress and boredom caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Owning and maintaining houseplants is one popular pandemic activity. A new Trees.com survey of 1,250 American adults found that 68% cared for at least one houseplant during the pandemic, with 24% of those individuals buying their first houseplant during this time.

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As plant-keeping booms during pandemic, 88% of Americans say the hobby has improved their mental health

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From baking bread to putting together puzzles to learning TikTok dances, Americans found many hobbies to keep themselves sane and occupied during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another popular past-time that emerged is plant-keeping. According to a new survey of 1,000 Americans ages 18 to 54 and older, conducted by Trees.com in partnership with online survey platform Pollfish, two-thirds of Americans used this time to try out their green thumbs and spruce up their homes and gardens with plants.

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A Guide to Winter Plant Protection

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There are several tactics you can employ to help protect your plants from winter weather and ensure they survive this season so that you can continue to enjoy them the following spring.

Growing zones

Growing Zone Map – Find Your Plant Hardiness Zone

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The most widely used growing zone map in North America is the USDA hardiness zone map, which breaks down all areas of the United States into zones, according to the lowest and highest temperatures of their climate. Using this growing zone map can be very useful to help understand that plants are best suited for your local region.

Fruit Harvest Guide

Fruit Harvest Guide – Our Best Tips

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Harvesting fresh fruit that you have grown yourself is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. There is an uncomplicated joy in tasting fruit picked straight from the tree or gathering a plate of produce to feed your family. But knowing when to harvest your fruits is key if you’re going to enjoy them in their best condition.

Crepe Myrtle Pruning - Why, When, and How to do It

Crepe Myrtle Pruning – Why, When, and How to do It

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If you have already got a crepe myrtle taking up too much space in your yard, then pruning might be necessary for your situation. The trend to drastically cut back a crepe myrtle by entirely lopping off the upper section led to the coining of the term 'crepe murder,’ which refers to the way many people find the winter stumps of crepe myrtle to be unattractive. '

Rebloom Orchids

How to Rebloom Orchids – Our Best Tips

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Orchids are common houseplants because they are beautiful and usually fairly inexpensive. People typically buy orchids while they are flowering, and when you take them home, their stunning blooms can last many weeks or even months.

Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Coffee Grounds for Gardening – Pros, Cons, and How to Use Them

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Coffee grounds are often used to remove odors, prevent insects & pests, and scrub the body. But did you know that gardeners also use the waste of the coffee to fertilize the garden, improve the soil quality, and so on? So keep reading to learn into details about the coffee grounds and how to use them properly in the garden.