Outdoor

Delivering Oxygen Where it Counts: Tips for Growing Healthy Roots
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Delivering Oxygen Where it Counts: Tips for Growing Healthy Roots

If you’re like most people, you know that plants consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere. Plants are widely known as the planet’s primary oxygen producers. The Amazon rainforest produces about 20% of the world’s oxygen, earning it the nickname “The Lungs of the Earth.” What many people don’t know is that plants…

Key Selling Points for Smart Pots: The Best Pots for Plants
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Key Selling Points for Smart Pots: The Best Pots for Plants

As a consumer category, plant pots aren’t fundamentally different from any other durable good. When comparing products, customers seek maximum value — the biggest bang for their discretionary buck. And when it comes to gardening containers, maximum value unquestionably resides in Smart Pots. Let’s break down key points of differentiation that make Smart Pots the…

Start Your School Garden with Fabric Pots
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Start Your School Garden with Fabric Pots

A popular trend is gaining momentum across America. In communities coast to coast, school gardens are springing up. Student gardens provide a cornucopia of educational benefits — not to mention delicious vegetables for students and their families. Here are just a few of the perks they provide: Strong Social and Emotional Skills — Collaborating on…

Caring for Tropical Plants: Transitioning Outside for Spring
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Caring for Tropical Plants: Transitioning Outside for Spring

Spring Fever is in the Air If you’re like many plant enthusiasts, you’re probably gearing up for the glorious transition to spring. And that means moving your cooped up tropical flowers back into the great outdoors. As you lay the groundwork for a magical growing season, here are four tips to help you with tropical…

The Big Bag Bed Raised Bed Container Garden:  Which Size is Right for You?
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The Big Bag Bed Raised Bed Container Garden: Which Size is Right for You?

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and start a raised bed container garden, good for you! Raised garden beds offer numerous benefits over in-ground gardens. They protect your crops from pests like moles and gophers. They’re perfect for areas with hard, rocky soil. And you can set them up just about anywhere — in…

In-ground or in the House: How to Grow Pumpkins that Impress
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In-ground or in the House: How to Grow Pumpkins that Impress

Funky, fun, and fancy — these aren’t your everyday pumpkins! From teeny-tiny to gigantic, white to aqua to gold, pumpkins are everywhere these days, signaling a change of seasons and heralding celebrations to come. These fancy, funky pumpkins can have hefty price tags, too. So you may have been wondering how to grow your own….