January 13, 2018


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National Gardening Association

   Leaning Over Snake Plant   

"I have a pretty old snake plant that I am trying to save. It seems to have very short roots and the plants are so close to the top of the pot that they can no longer stand up straight but instead lean completely over. I would like to just re-pot it deeper but I don't know if that will utimately help or further damage the plant. I've tried tying it up but the leaves are just too heavy. Please tell me how I can save this plant. Thank You!" - Read the answer


Super Nutrition
To all the reasons you might choose one vegetable variety over another--appearance, flavor, yield, pest resistance, or regional adaptation--now you can add enhanced nutrition. The vegetables you'll read about here aren't just good for you. They've been bred to be better for you.
Amaranth- Beautiful and Useful
Some amaranths are pretty, and some are plain; some are big, and some are small; and some are weedy, and others aren't. Such diversity adds to the home gardener's challenge of predicting performance the first season, and perhaps that partially explains why amaranths are underutilized plants.
Gardening with Butterflies in Mind
Gardening for butterflies is a suspenseful art, a bit like holding a picnic and wondering if your invited guests will show up. It's because butterflies are choosy insects. Any gardener can have aphids, but red admirals, painted ladies and tiger swallowtails insist upon certain amenities, such as sunshine and shelter from wind.
Planning a Vegetable Garden
Let's review the essentials of a vegetable garden, then we'll describe how I to make raised beds. We believe that if you follow these directions, you'll be well on your way to an abundant harvest and an enjoyable gardening season.
Gardening Indoors with Houseplants
When winter winds blow and the outdoor landscape no longer beckons, gardeners' thoughts turn to visions of amaryllis, poinsettia, and other tropical plants. Fill your home with color, scent, and beauty over the holidays and beyond by creating an indoor garden oasis
Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos
Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel.


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