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Bookmark Cross Stitch – FAQ

If you have a handful of questions regarding bookmark cross stitchs, I have compiled this list of 6 frequently asked questions and answers that may help you. Here ya go:   Could Bookmark Cross Stitch be constructed in different styles? You will find many Bookmark Cross Stitch styles from which to select. You’ll be able to […]

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House Plants for Apartments in All Sizes

Living in an apartment anywhere, you don’t have room for a big garden outdoors but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy indoor plants in the rooms you spend most of your time in.

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Selecting and Caring for Your Flowering Houseplants

Blooming houseplants are a wonderful way to add colour to your home. They can be difficult to grow, but are worth the effort. When taken care of, many of the plants discussed here will bloom for long periods.

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The Guide to Treating and Caring for your Roses

If you happen to notice small circular black spots, your plant probably has what is known as the Black Spot. The spots have fringed edges, and are a sign of a disease. Artificial sprays may be used to treat the spots, but the affected leaves should be removed from the plant, as remaining leaves will allow the disease to spread to the rest of the plant.

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An Exciting Plant: The Orchid

Orchids are a very popular flower most likely because of its exotic look. Even more unique is the the black orchid, whose genus name is bulbophyllum, this specific orchid accompanies many species in its class that can vary greatly in its appearance.

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Making a Masterpiece From Dried Flowers

BY modern methods, the flowers for our winter bouquets may be dried throughout their growing periods. Not only will they provide out of season enjoyment, but they can vie at any season with fresh blooms and they will hold their own on the show table, too.

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Repotting Orchids – When You Know How To Grow Orchids You Need To Repot Them Too

Lets get started! First you must get your new pot ready. Repotting orchids is pretty easy if you do the right thing. If you decide to use an old pot or recycled pot for your orchids – you need to prepare the pot itself. You can get a used/old pot ready by soaking it with a little bleach and water concoction. Once you have soaked it – make sure you rinse it off, and let it dry completely over a few days. If the pot is new – just soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.

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Roses cause pleasant dreams

Want to have a good night’s sleep? Smell some roses in your garden and you’ll get rosier dreams.

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Orchids in Hanging Baskets

Since being placed in the basket this plant has been carefully watered, being kept just slightly moist until the roots were seen. It was well sprayed over its leaves and pseudobulbs which helped to reduce the loss of moisture through the leaves, and in particular the surface of the compost was sprayed so as not to dislodge the bark.

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Orchid Composting

As the compost is being poured into the cavity between the plant and pot rim, it should be firmed down with the fingers. There is no need of a potting stick; the bark can be firmed sufficiently with the fingers. Care should be taken to press the compost down around the pot rim, avoiding any direct pressure against the plant. The action of pressing down the compost will lower the plant slightly, taking the base to just below the pot rim. Pressing down can be done with both hands, while the plant sits firmly held by the compost.

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