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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. '

Arbequina Olive Tree
Arbequina Olive Trees - Care, Propagation, and Harvesting Tips
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Arbequina is an extremely long-lived olive tree that originates in the Mediterrenean. With its evergreen foliage and quick growth habit, this olive tree can easily be grown in the backyard or in a container.

Meyer Lemon Trees
How to Grow and Care For Meyer Lemon Trees
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The Meyer lemon tree is a result of pollination between a lemon tree and mandarin. This hybrid fruit bearing tree is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow and care for.

Fast Growing Trees
11 Fast Growing Trees - Growing Tips + Photos
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Fast-growing trees are effective for quickly transforming the look of a garden or providing shade in a short space of time. This useful guide details the care conditions and benefits of some of the fastest-growing trees available.

Thuja Green Giant Care Guide
Thuja Green Giant - Growing and Care Guide
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The Thuja Green Giant is one of the fastest growing trees of its size. If you want to create a privacy screen or hedge in your garden in a relatively short space of time, then this is the tree to select, as it can grow in height by between three and five feet each year.

Avocado Tree
How to Grow and Care For Avocado Trees
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Growing avocados as houseplants or outdoors is a fun way of enjoying the beauty of these trees. But if you’re after their fruit, you’ll be waiting for a long time - Unless you move yourself to a warmer climate! With enough patience though, your avocado seedling will eventually turn into shiny, oval leaves before it’s ready for potting.

Sakura Tree Care Guide
Cherry Blossom Trees for Sale
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Sakura trees are small deciduous trees that are native to various parts of Asia, though most Sakura trees hail from Japan. These are beautiful trees that flower heavily with showy blooms in early or mid-spring. They bloom before the foliage has had a chance to arrive, and therefore give a very dramatic floral display of white or pink blossoms clustered on bare branches.

Weeping Cherry Trees
Weeping Cherry Trees - Varieties, Growing, and Care Guides
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Weeping cherry trees are a popular addition to any landscape. They add a touch of elegance, with their graceful arching branches that hold attention through every season. These trees are deciduous but offer attractive silhouettes even when their branches are bare.

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. 

Creeping Thyme
Creeping Thyme - Growing, Care Tips, and Photos
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Creeping thyme is one of the many types of thyme available, which is a herb commonly cultivated for culinary use. Though creeping thyme is edible, it is not usually grown for this use, and instead is considered to be an ornamental plant that works well as ground cover. Creeping thyme has small, decorative oval leaves covering wiry stems, and when crushed, they will emit a pleasant fragrance similar to common thyme.

Mushroom Compost
Mushroom Compost - What it is, and How to Use it
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The name ‘mushroom compost’ implies that this type of compost is made with mushrooms, but actually, it does not contain mushrooms and instead is developed specifically for growing mushrooms. However, mushroom compost can be beneficial to a whole host of plants and vegetables, not just mushrooms. To find out all about mushroom compost, what it is, how to make it, and what to use it for, read on.