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Ficus Benjamina

The Finicky Ficus

Just about everyone that has ever purchased a Ficus Benjamina tree (commonly known as the weeping fig), has had to drag out the vacuum, broom, or even a rake to clean up those leaves that have dropped. All too often the concerned plant owner tries to water more, or water less, re-pot it, feed it, move it into more light, or move it into less light. Simply put, the plant just gets confused, and so do we.
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Winterberry Holly

Sharing of the Greens

The celebration and symbols of the Christmas holiday are of complex and multiple origins. Many ancient peoples observed the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, honoring their gods to ensure that the days would again grow longer and…

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From Ordinary to Ornate

Transform Everyday Greenery into Holiday Decorations Is your garden a gold mine of holiday decorating possibilities? The traditional greens used in many wreaths, swags and other decorations, Fraser, Douglas and Balsam firs, may not grow well in this area, but…

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