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[21 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Spread Christmas Cheer with Poinsettia Rubber Stamps | ]

With the approach of the holidays just ahead, you may want to try one of the most popular activities in sending off your holiday cards or creating layouts for Christmas scrapbook pages. That activity is one of getting a Poinsettia rubber stamp to add to the envelopes of your holiday cards or even creating your own holiday wrapping papers.
Poinsettia rubber stamps come in various sizes. How much they cost depends on their size. Usually, the larger the stamp the more it will cost. They can be used for many holiday …

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[15 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Deadheading And Staking Your Plants | ]
Deadheading And Staking Your Plants

Deadheading, which is pruning away the spent blossoms on your plants, is particularly important in a flower garden. In some cases, you can deadhead by simply plucking the spent blossoms off, but it is usually best to use a pair of pruning shears in order to prevent damaging the stem and to create a neat appearance.
Deadheading serves several purposes. With some flowers, removing the spent blossoms helps to encourage new blooms. This is because the spent flowers are preparing to seed, which takes a great deal of energy on the …

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[11 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Weeding Your Plants | ]
Weeding Your Plants

Weeding is also an important aspect of maintaining your garden. Weeds fight your plants for water and for nutrients. In addition, their roots or vines can wrap around your other plants and cause them damage. Similarly, they can block sun away from your plants and prevent them from receiving adequate sun.
Weeds will be a continual nuisance, no matter how well you weeded the garden bed and mulched the area. Seeds of weeds are spread in many ways – from birds, to the wind, to even the bottom of your shoes. …

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[8 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Tips For Watering Your Plants | ]
Tips For Watering Your Plants

In general, your plants will need about one inch of water per week. If you get regular rain, you may not need to water your plants by hand. If you don’t think you can judge the amount of rainfall you receive each week, purchase a rain gauge.
A rain gauge is a simple instrument that you can place in your garden. It generally has some sort of stake or post that is meant to be anchored into the ground. A clear tube with measured numbers is located at the top. This …