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16 Ways to Use Lavender in the Garden, Kitchen, and Bedroom

What if I told you that you could grow your very own 100% natural sleep and anxiety aide in your garden? Lavender, a well respected culinary and landscaping herb, is also recognized as an insomnia remedy and a tension and stress buster.  Its versatility makes it a must in any garden.

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What is a Bog Garden and How to Create One

You may have heard the term bog garden, but perhaps you are unsure what it is and whether or not it would fit well in your garden landscape. A bog garden is technically any area near a body of water that creates moist soil perfect for plants that thrive in such conditions. So, if you have a nearby body of water and wet soil surrounding it, you are in luck, a bog garden is a perfect option. Let’s dig into just how to create the most fantastic bog garden ever.

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Growing a Potted Ruffled Palm Tree

The ruffled fan palm or Licuala grandis is a beautiful, unique palm with attractive ruffled leaves that add fashionable flair to any interior or exterior design. These palms can stay in a pot indoors or will survive outdoors all year long if you live in a mild climate. Though the ruffled palm can grow up to 10 tall feet when planted, it will usually only reach about six feet if given a large enough container, which makes it the perfect statement piece for your living room. Keep in mind; this is a slow grower, so patience is a must! Though it is usually seen outdoors in tropical environments, the ruffled palm makes an exquisite houseplant that requires minimal care. Here are a few tips to help you get started!

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The Key to Fresh Indoor Herbs All Year Long

While indoor plants for decor are undoubtedly beautiful, there’s something to be said for plants that are pretty and functional. If you love to cook, want easy access to fragrant herbs for drying or tea making, or simply have an empty kitchen windowsill that you want to fill, consider planting an indoor herb garden. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think, and if you follow these simple tricks, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh, free herbs all year long.

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5 Steps to Reviving a Sad Looking House Plant

Houseplants bring great joy and health benefits to any home. Unfortunately, even under the most diligent care, they don’t always thrive. If your houseplants are looking a little ragged, don’t despair! You can still nurse it back to health. These are the most common reasons your houseplant may be struggling and steps to revive it. 

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Best Veggies to Grow in Raised Beds

A raised bed is a great way to start a vegetable garden. It allows you to create the perfect environment for your veggies, with just the right soil mix and good drainage. You can generally grow any vegetables in this way, but some are superstar producers in a raised bed.

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