How to Identify and Eliminate Aphids on Your Indoor Plants

Aphids are tiny sucking insects from the insect family Aphididae. The group includes roughly 5,000 different species, with several hundred that may be a problem for agriculture and gardening. Adult aphids are pear-shaped, measuring less than 1/8 inch in length. The most common aphids on houseplants are the light green ones (pear aphids), but aphids can […]

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How to Grow and Care for Anthurium

Anthurium is a genus of around 1,000 perennial plants native to Central America, northern South America, and the Caribbean. While they can be grown outdoors in the garden in warm climates, anthurium is more often grown as houseplants or in greenhouses since they have particular care needs. They grow at a slow or moderate growth rate, depending on getting ample light without […]

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8 Ways to Cover Kitchen or Bath Countertops

Old, unattractive kitchen or bathroom counters don’t have to remain so. Many homeowners don’t have the budget to entirely replace the countertops. One option is to cover up the countertops. Some of these methods are do-it-yourself, and all of them are much cheaper and far more green than landfilling your old countertops and entirely replacing them. 12 […]

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6 Things to Consider When Planning a Vegetable Garden

Designing a vegetable garden is more about which vegetables grow well near each other than about how things look. Some vegetables will excrete substances that can inhibit other plants growth. Tall vegetables can shade out shorter vegetables. Vegetables in the same family will attract the same pests and need to be moved around each year. […]

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