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Repairing Brick Stairs in Cold Weather

Repairing brick stairs generally involves either the replacement of cracked or broken bricks, or the replacement of cracked or missing mortar between bricks. In normal weather conditions, the damaged mortar or brick is removed and new material is set into its place and allowed to cure for a few wee...More...

How to Trail Potted Petunia Flowers

Some petunias, known as spreading petunias, only reach 6 inches tall but can spread their foliage up to 3 feet. These trailing petunias are an excellent choice for container growing because the blooms can be kept off the ground. Trailing potted petunia flowers involves potting them in an appropriate...More...

How to Propagate Exbury Azaleas

For the home gardener, the easiest way to propagate Exbury azaleas is by layering. This age-old process produces an exact clone of the parent plant. Layering is a solution for small-scale propagation, is relatively easy and produces mature plants faster than seeds. Seeds do not always have the same ...More...

List of Flowers for Floriculture

Sunflowers are available in a variety of colors, from white with black centers to the traditional yellow with dark brown centers.sunflower image by Annika from Fotolia.comFloriculture is a type of horticulture that is specifically focused on growing flowers. Whether attempting......More...

How to Troubleshoot Yellow Leaves on Knockout Roses

Knockout roses were bred to resist disease and insects, but unfortunately they are not immune to issues. Inspect your knockout roses regularly to catch problems as early as possible. The various problems that can cause yellowed leaves on roses are treatable if caught soon enough....More...

Spots on the Leaves of a Dwarf Cherry Tree

Regular and dwarf-size cherry trees can experience cherry leaf spot, which at first appears on the leaves as small purplish spots that eventually turn brown. The first step to controlling the problem is to identify the fungus, and then it's a matter of attacking the problem with a fungicide....More...

How to Make an Artificial Bridesmaid Stem Bouquet

The bridesmaid bouquet is traditionally a smaller version of the bride's bouquet. While a bridesmaid bouquet may not have as many flowers or embellishments as the bridal bouquet, it should be just as pretty. A simple way to make a bridesmaid bouquet is to hand-tie it so the flower stems are visible....More...

What Type of Tree Is a Cedro?

The Spanish word "cedro" is used as a common name for multiple species of trees. It's equivalent to the English word "cedar." "Cedro real" refers to a tropical timber and shade tree, called the "West Indian cedar" by English-speakers. Cedro is also the name used for any tree in the botanical genus C...More...

Cherry Tree Japanese Beetle Natural Remedies

When Japanese beetles infest your cherry tree, they will feed off the tree's leaves. If not dealt with, the constant consumption of the leaves will prevent the tree from producing enough food to sustain itself. Fortunately, a variety of natural remedies are available to deal with Japanese beetles....More...

How to Propagate Orange Trees

If you want to extend the number of years your orange tree will bear fruit, then propagate the trees to help new roots to grow. Propagating or grafting orange trees allows you to grow different oranges from the same root system. However, you are not limited to oranges when propagating, because it is...More...

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles on a Canna

Flower beds across the country suffer the ravages of Japanese beetle infestation. These annoying critters will target a canna as their plant of choice. When the Japanese beetles become fully grown, around the end of June, they begin a feeding frenzy on canna buds and foliage. The beetles feed in gro...More...

How to Treat Tree Wounds

Trees are susceptible to injury and attack just like any other living thing. Whether or not to treat the wound is subject to much debate in forestry circles. Some horticulturists hold the view that trees have been wounded and gotten sick for millions of years and are able to heal themselves. While o...More...

Orange Spots on a Sago Palm

Sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is a member of the Cycadaceae family. These palms are also referred to as king sago palm and Japanese sago palm. Native to Japan, the sago palm thrives in warm climates and grows best in partial shade. Sago palms are susceptible to cyad scale infestations, which is an oran...More...

Ant-Like Flower Beetles

The ant-like flower beetle is the common name for a family of insects known as Anthicidae. This group consists of small- to mid-sized beetles known for their ability to run fast and an appearance similar to ants. They can be found on every continent except Antartica. They are also known as ant-like ...More...

How to Grow Roses Indoors in Pots

The best roses to grow indoors are miniature roses (Rosa chinensis Minima) because they are a smaller version of the floribunda rose and much easier to manage in small pots. Indoor rose growing is ideal if your U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone is too harsh for roses. Check your local ga...More...

How to Grow Devil's Ivy Houseplant

The next time you admire a Devil's Ivy plant at your friend's house, ask to borrow a few shoots. That's all you'll need to start your own plant. The Devil's Ivy is an easy plant to propagate from shoots. Train this plant to crawl up a pillar or trail along a counter.

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