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Plant FAQs: Sedum

The Allure of Sedum: A Gardener’s Guide Sedums, also known as stonecrop, have become a mainstay in my gardening adventures. These fascinating succulents boast a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, making them a versatile addition to any planter or rock garden. But with so many varieties available, I understand there can be a […]

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Timothy Grass

Plant FAQs: Timothy Grass

Discovering Timothy Grass: A Comprehensive Guide Hello, I’m Ferb Vu, and today I’m excited to dive into the fascinating world of Timothy Grass. As a long-time gardener and animal enthusiast, I’ve encountered Timothy Grass numerous times and have come to appreciate its many uses and benefits. Let’s explore what Timothy Grass is, how it looks,

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Plant FAQs: Cypress Tree

Cypress Trees – A Gardener’s Guide Cypress trees are majestic conifers known for their tall, slender stature and feathery foliage. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a popular choice for landscaping. But with so many varieties and uses, it’s natural to have questions about these fascinating trees. As a fellow

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Plant FAQs: Pilea

How many pilea varieties? I recently got into collecting Pilea plants and discovered there are quite a few varieties, each with its own unique charm. My favorites are the Pilea peperomioides, also known as the Chinese Money Plant, and Pilea involucrata, which has lovely textured leaves. There are at least a dozen varieties out there,

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Begonia Big Rose Green Leaf

Plant FAQs: Begonia

Is begonia a perennial? I’ve found that begonias can be both annuals and perennials depending on the type and climate. In my area, they behave like perennials because I live in a warmer region where they can survive the winter. Is begonia toxic to cats? When it comes to my cats, I have to be

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Plant FAQs: Chokecherry

What is a chokecherry?  A chokecherry is a type of fruit that grows on a shrub or small tree, which I first discovered on a hike through a forested area. They have this tart, astringent taste that’s pretty intense if you eat them raw, but I’ve learned they can be delicious when prepared properly. I

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Purple Dead Nettle

Plant FAQs: Purple Dead Nettle

How to use purple dead nettle for allergies?  Purple dead nettle has been a game-changer for my allergies. I make a tea from its leaves by steeping them in hot water for about 10 minutes. The natural anti-inflammatory properties really help soothe my allergy symptoms, especially during peak seasons. I find it’s most effective when

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Plant FAQs: Alyssum

Is alyssum a perennial?  Alyssum can be both a perennial and an annual, depending on the climate. In my experience, in milder climates, it tends to behave like a perennial, coming back year after year. However, in colder regions, it’s often treated as an annual because it doesn’t survive the winter. Do alyssum spread?  I’ve

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Plant FAQs: Fuchsia

How to care for a fuchsia plant?  Caring for a fuchsia plant has been a delightful yet careful journey for me. I start by making sure it’s planted in well-draining soil because they hate having “wet feet.” Watering regularly is crucial, but I always let the top inch of soil dry out before the next

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