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How to kill a shrub or small tree

The cut and paste method Do you have a shrub or small tree that just doesn't belong anymore? Often there are instances where complete removal is warranted where trees or shrubs may cause structural damage to foundations. They may be causing a fire hazard or are becoming an invasive plant due to... More

How to grow lime trees

Is your mouth watering already? Perfect limes like these thin-skinned and seedless Tahitian limes, come from healthy lime trees. Limes not only look so good, but are especially useful in the kitchen. Many Thai recipes, including fabulous salad dressings, wouldn't be complete without limes.... More

How to rid your garden of slugs and snails

An obvious sign of snails and slugs in a vegetable garden are leaves with holes in them. In advanced cases, entire leaves may be chewed away. In order to save the plants, something has to be done. Snails and slugs are not going to leave on their own. They will lay their eggs deep in the ground... More

How to grow succulents in the garden, or containers.

Succulents can make a mighty impressive statement in your garden. Imagine a border or mass planting of these flowering Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Not only hardy, but super easy to grow, and especially eye-catching! Succulent plants grow well also as container plants, making a striking addition to... More

How to grow and sell houseplants at a flea market

Is your home becoming over-run with houseplants? Why not turn that unwanted horticultural clutter into cold, hard cash? Make money growing and selling houseplants at a local Flea Market! You probably have all the items on-hand to produce houseplants to sell since you are an avid home-style,... More

How to grow bonsai

Choosing and caring for a bonsai tree While the traditional bonsai is created from a tree (with stunted growth) is taken from the wild, a good bonsai can be made from certain shrubs that have woody trunks. It is important to look at the base of the shrub to see the possible root structure that... More

How to grow roses

Growing roses to beautify your garden   Many people shy away from growing roses for fear that they are too difficult. Roses can be very easy to grow especially if you are wise in your choice of roses. All roses are not created equal and some are much more delicate than... More

How to grow avocado trees

Growing avocados Avocados are tall, sun loving trees that produce bountiful crops of luscious, creamy-tasting fruits that are ideal chopped up in salads, spread onto sandwiches or made into guacamole. The avocado is an evergreen tree that thrives is full sun and deep, rich, well-drained soil. It... More

How to kill bagworms

An evergreen tree's worst enemy. Bagworms (also known as case moths) are the nemesis of evergreens and can also attack deciduous trees. The bagworm encases itself in a protective coating made from the leaves of the tree and will lay its eggs inside a distinctive sack. This makes bagworms... More

How to plant grapes

Planting nursery raised stock in a big hole where the vines will face the south in a well drained soil will give you a good start towards a healthy vineyard. Lots of sunshine and proper pruning, ferlitilizing, mulching and some time is all that remains to be done. [donate]Instructions Step... More