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How to care for an asparagus fern house plant

This photo shows a mature Asparagus Fern and a few of the corms or bulbs showing. These corms can be used to make new plants. [donate2] Things Needed • A rich, general purpose potting soil • Water soluable fertilizer • Bright, indirect, filtered sunlight • ... More

How to plant an Easter Lily in a pot

Plant an Easter Lily for a friend Gardeners almost everywhere delight in planting Easter Lily bulbs in pots so they can bloom in the spring just in time for the Easter celebration (with a lot of luck since they mostly bloom in June and July!). Easter Lilies, (Lilium longiflorum), a traditional... More

How to dig, divide and replant iris rhizomes in the fall

An old favorite among flowering perennial plants, iris, will reward your efforts in the fall by providing you with many beautiful orchid-like blossoms next summer. It will continue to bloom happily in the same sunny spot year after year as long as you continue to divide and replant every three to... More

How to grow marigolds

Planting and growing this garden staple The common marigold is a hardy annual flower that is easy to grow in containers or gardens. Marigolds are typically yellow or orange in color with a strong pungent odor. When planted from seed, they flower in about 45 days. Originally from Central America,... More

How to calculate square footage

The home owner is often faced with the dilemma of working out square footage. If you are unable to determine the square feet of a project, it is difficult to estimate the quantity of materials needed to finish the job. For example, wallpaper rolls clearly label the square footage expected to be... More

How to Make Liquid Laundry Detergent

How to Make Liquid Laundry Detergent According to Money Talks News, the average person can save up to 90% by making their own laundry detergent. Store bought laundry detergent costs an average of 20 cents a load or more. Making your own laundry detergent only costs around 2 cents a load. That... More

How to grow broccoli

Growing broccoli Broccoli is not only easy to grow but is also a highly nutritious vegetable which thrives in the colder months. Broccoli grows close-formed florets on crisp, tender stems. It is usually grown as an autumn or winter crop as it has a tendency to run to seed if planted in spring.... More

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 avoid clutter in your house

Say goodbye to the chaos Clutter is an issue in many houses today. It can take over any room of your home. It has a life of its own. Clutter makes your house feel smaller and disorganized, even if you know every piece that is part of your clutter. Where does clutter come from? Some people just... More