• Pepper Seedlings: When and How to Transplant

    Transplanting is an important step in the life of your pepper plants. If you do it carefully, your plants will have a better chance of happily surviving the transition to outdoors. Rushing your plants into the ground before they’re properly hardened off, or injuring the roots when you’re handling them, can injure them and delay…

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  • Why are my Japanese maple leaves turning brown?

    Japanese maples are beautiful trees appreciated for their colorful foliage and decorative appearance. However, it can happen that the leaves of these trees dry out and turn brown, which can be concerning for the owners of these specimens. In this article, we will examine the possible causes of Japanese maple leaf drying, associated symptoms, and…

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  • When do Japanese maples bloom?

    Japanese maple trees typically bloom between the months of April and June. However, the exact timing can vary depending on the climate and geographical location. Warmer years may lead to earlier blooming, while cooler years may delay the flowering process. The flowers of Japanese maples are rather small and discreet, with a purple-red color, and…

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  • Do Japanese maples need full sun?

    While Japanese maples can thrive in full sun in most regions, they generally prefer dappled or afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates. They need some sun exposure to develop their best foliage color, but the amount of sun you give it can vary greatly depending on the specific variety and location. For example, if you…

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  • Do Japanese maples lose their leaves?

    Japanese maples are deciduous trees, meaning they go through a seasonal cycle of losing their leaves in the fall and regrowing them in the spring. The exact timing of the leaf drop can vary depending on the specific variety of Japanese maple and the local climate and can be influenced by factors such as temperature,…

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  • How big does a Japanese maple get?

    When selecting a Japanese maple, it’s essential to consider the available space and the desired effect in your garden. Whether you opt for a compact dwarf variety or a majestic larger cultivar, these trees are renowned for their exquisite beauty and ability to enhance any landscape. But how big can they get once fully grown?…

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  • How to Care for the “Bloodgood” Japanese Maple

    The Bloodgood Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum ‘Bloodgood’) is the most popular cultivar of the Japanese maple. Known for its beautiful foliage and resilient nature when faced with higher temperatures which would harm most other cultivars, the ‘Bloodgood’ maple is a wonderful addition when considering landscaping. The Bloodgood features burgundy red foliage that turns…

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  • Are Euphorbia Cacti?

    Euphorbia(Euphorbiaceae) plants are not cacti. While they are succulents and may resemble cacti in appearance, they belong to the Euphorbiaceae family and are commonly referred to as spurges. Some Euphorbia species are referred to as cacti in their common names, even though they are not true cacti. This can be attributed to their physical characteristics…

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  • How to Grow and Care for Sempervivum tectorum (Common houseleek)

    The common houseleek, Sempervivum tectorum, is an evergreen succulent that’s native to Europe. It’s one of the most common plants in the world and has been cultivated for centuries. Its easy care and durability make it a great choice for first-time succulent growers. The plant forms symmetrical rosettes of fleshy green leaves rimmed by red…

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  • When and How to Transplant Lavender

    Transplanting lavender can be beneficial for its growth and overall health. Plants that are gangly and all spindleshanks probably aren’t getting enough sunlight. These plants need about eight hours of sun each day. These can therefore be transplanted to a new location if necessary, but it is important to choose the right time for transplanting.…

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