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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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10 Key Things to Know About Planting Fruit Trees

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Updated April 27, 2018 Even if you don't have a green thumb, planting fruit trees is surprisingly easy—as long as you do a little homework—and the numerous benefits make it well worth the effort. Planting a mini backyard orchard can be…
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Family Flora: Tips on Teaching Kids Gardening

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UPDATED March 26th, 2018 Kids' gardening can open up a whole new world for you and the little ones. While you might look at your garden and think about whether everything looks healthy and when flowers and veggies will be at their peak, it's…
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Garden Plans: Outdoor Tips as We Gear Up for Spring

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Spring garden plans may be the last thing on many people's minds—especially since some of us are still digging out from under the recent deluge of ice and snow. We've already sprung forward and March 20 is the official…
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Garden of Eden: How to Graft Your Own Plants to Grow Some New Ones

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Have you ever even heard the word graft? Ok, let’s back up. There is something really fulfilling about having fresh plants in your home and having a gorgeous garden to call your own; it can not only be beautiful to look at, but having fresh…
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How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden You’ll Actually Use

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When you’re whipping up dinner and the recipe calls for some fresh herbs, do you freak out when you realize you don’t have anything close to fresh basil or mint? And a trip to the grocery store doesn’t seem all that realistic when you’re…
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In Praise of the Prickly: How to Grow & Care for Succulent Plants

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Succulent plants store water in their leaves so they can survive dry conditions and most varieties are easy to care for which makes them ideal for those who don't have the greenest thumbs but dream of brightening up the house with a little…
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Indoor Garden of Eden: Mastering the Art of Hanging Planters

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If you’re yearning to create your own private Babylon indoors, hanging planters are all you need. They can even provide modern, industrial spaces with a touch of old-fashioned tranquility. The British gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh told…
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10 Different Ways You are Killing Your Plants

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If you are the kind of person who has merely to look at plants to make them bloom, this article is not for you. On May 30, we celebrate Water a Plant Day. Plants keep our air healthy, provide us beauty and, of course, food. Plants need good…
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12 Things You Need to Know About Orchids

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 The Orchid is an often sought-after bloom due to its beauty and exoticness. They’re hard to grow, a bit finicky, and infinitely beautiful with incredible variety in color, size, and fragrance. From weddings and…