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Save up to 20% on easy-care plants

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These are the best Prime Day deals on live plants:


Prime Day has arrived, and the deals aren’t all TVs and laptops (though we’ve rounded up amazing deals on those, too). As of Oct. 13, Amazon is running a sale on live plants, offering up to 20% off several of our favorite easy-care options. 

Have you turned into a doting plant parent over the last few months? If you suddenly have heart eyes for every plant you see, why not add a few more to the collection? After all, plants brighten up any space and are generally great for the air, too.

Your roommates or family

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Rare tropical plants taken in raid from Wellington Botanic Garden

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Tropical plants worth thousands of dollars were stolen from Begonia House at Wellington’s Botanic Garden.

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Tropical plants worth thousands of dollars were stolen from Begonia House at Wellington’s Botanic Garden.

A dozen tropical plants costing thousands of dollars have been stolen from Wellington’s Botanic Garden.

Thieves took the plants, some of which were a metre high, as well as cuttings from Begonia House, manager David Sole said.

But while plant theft was becoming more common, it was the biggest theft ever seen at the gardens

“This type of plant theft is becoming more prevalent across New Zealand as there is a fad for rare or unusual houseplants which seems to be driving the market,” he said.

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Garden Manager David Sole says there are plans to beef-up security and monitoring of Begonia House.

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Adding ornamental plants to your front garden can help you be happier

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Growing just a few ornamental plants — such as daffodils or petunias — in a bare front garden can make people feel happier and less stressed, a study found.

Experts led from the Royal Horticultural Society planted blooms including azaleas, clematis and lavender in yards in low-income areas of Salford, Greater Manchester.

They then monitored the stress levels of the residents participating in the study — and explored how the additions to their gardens made them feel.



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Growing just a few ornamental plants ¿ such as daffodils or petunias, pictured ¿ in a bare front garden can make people feel happier and less stressed, a study found (stock image)

The researchers recruited 42 residents — involving a total of 38 gardens — for the study, although some received their plants only after a year as so that they

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How you can save your plants over the winter

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As night temperatures drop, gardeners need to decide which plants to dig and save over winter.

Proctor’s Garden: Choosing which plants to save for the winter

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You don’t need a greenhouse to do this. You do need sunny south or west-facing windows or indoor grow lights.

Forget saving annuals that complete their life cycles in a single season, such as marigolds, zinnias or petunias.

Concentrate on long-lived tropical perennials and shrubs. This includes common flowers such as geraniums and begonias as well as more exotic plants. You can save the “mother” plant or take cuttings, or sometimes both.

It’s easy to dig up and re-pot many plants. Cut them back a bit as you do that.

Cuttings root easily in jars of water. Once rooted, these can also be easily potted up as well.

Plants that are easy to root include coleus, bloodleaf, sweet potato

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Gardening: Screening plants allow you to enjoy more privacy

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Privacy is a prized commodity in today’s squeezed urban living.

Our little outdoor retreats are conjoined at the gas grills, and we’re trying to figure ways to isolate ourselves from those all around us.

Often that task falls to our landscapes, and fences come first. Certainly, wood fencing and brick or stone walls give great visual blockage, but they’re also, shall we say, rather like prisons. Plants can step in to soften them.

Vines are your best bets for relaxing the harshness of walls. But you’ll need to know how each type of vine climbs and which will be the best match for your particular structure.

Some types of vines twine around their supports, winding around wood or metal as they grow upward.

Carolina jessamine and the various honeysuckles are classic examples. They’re great

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Tips for how to save your plants over the winter in Colorado

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Here’s how you can save your plants — without a greenhouse.

DENVER — As night temperatures drop, gardeners need to decide which plants to dig and save over winter.

You don’t need a greenhouse to do this. You do need sunny south or west-facing windows or indoor grow lights.

Forget saving annuals that complete their life cycles in a single season, such as marigolds, zinnias or petunias.

Concentrate on long-lived tropical perennials and shrubs. This includes common flowers such as geraniums and begonias as well as more exotic plants. You can save the “mother” plant or take cuttings, or sometimes both.

It’s easy to dig up and re-pot many plants. Cut them back a bit as you do that.

Cuttings root easily in jars of water. Once rooted, these can also be easily potted up as well.

Plants that are easy to root include coleus, bloodleaf, sweet potato vine, sun-tolerant

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Companion Plants for Tomatoes in Your Vegetable Garden

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Companion Plants for Tomatoes in Your Garden

You may have heard the term companion plants or companion planting but what exactly does that mean and what are companion plants for tomatoes in your vegetable garden? What about plants to avoid planting near tomatoes? We have the answers to all of your “how to” gardening questions here.

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What are Companion Plants?

Companion plants are plants that help each other out in your garden. Whether it’s improving the health and harvest of nearby plants, helping provide support, shade, or even act as natural pest repellent – there are plenty of ways companion planting can be beneficial.

You can specifically use companion planting methods as a natural biological pest control or use with targeted efforts to improve yields during harvest. If you’re starting from seed I highly recommend using Etsy to buy your vegetable garden seeds.

Plants that do not act as companion plants may overuse a certain mineral that

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A Website Is Selling Plants from Garden Centres That Would Have Gone to Waste

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During the current coronavirus pandemic, you may have heard how garden centres were forced to throw away millions of plants while closed for lockdown.

Fortunately, a new business has created a plan to prevent flowers and foliage from going to waste.

PlantSavers is a website that saves plants from British garden centres and nurseries hit by COVID-19, delivering them straight to your door.

See: The Dreamiest Ways to Decorate with Low Maintenance and Faux Plants in Your Home

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See: Where To Buy Plants Online During the Coronavirus Lockdown

The online service has partnered with nurseries that have been hit hardest to sell perennial and annual plants at bargain prices.

There are currently three bundles of plants and compost on sale.

These include a Bloomer Bundle for £25, which includes an assortment of at least seven 9-12cm plants.

Then there’s the Green Thumb Selection for £35, including at least twelve

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2021 Home Gardening. Growing superb garden plants, seeds. By Garden Hobbies.

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Growing Superb Plants In Your Home Garden in 2020



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The search for garden seeds hits prime time. While many people have
been searching for seeds since the beginning of the new year, seed sales
hit their peak in March. It also coincides with the available of seed
stock and varieties offered by your favorite online and local in-store
retail outlet. As we progress through the month, an increasing

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Aromatic Flowers and Plants in Garden

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Aromatic Flowers and Plants in Garden

Aromatic Flowers and Plants in Garden

When I first decided to grow an aromatherapy garden, I thought a few plants in pots would do it. However, once I started growing aromatic Flowers and plants this year, both the garden and my future plans took on a life of their own! Here’s a quick review of how the first year of creating my own aromatic garden turned out.

Aromatic Pots: Mint, Thyme, Oregano, and Basil

If you only have a small space in which to grow plants, or you simply want to add a bit of fragrance to your patio, planters, and flower pots are the way to go. It’s relatively easy to pick up a few aromatic herbs from your local garden center and plant them either alone, or in groupings, in a patio pot or two.

I tried the following herbs in pots

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