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6 kinds of apples from 1 little tree

6 Kinds of Apples From 1 Little Tree!

Do you want some fruit tree variety without all the space multiple full grown trees take? A grafted Espalier fruit tree might be what you're looking for. You can do this with apple trees, pear trees, and even peaches. How cool to get 6 types of apples from ONE tree!

how to keep a fiddle leaf fig alive

How to Keep a Fiddle Leaf Fig Alive

I've had two fiddle leaf figs for over a year and they are going strong! I thought I'd share what has been working for me since so many people have problems keeping Fiddle Leaf Figs alive. Fiddle leaf fig trees aren’t the easiest plants to care for if it’s your first rodeo but they are definitely not as hard as some make it seem. I actually did a great round-up of EASY Houseplants if you’d like to start with a few that are hard to kill! But, trust me... you can learn to keep a fiddle leaf fig alive too.

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Grow Apples In Containers - Take up Just 1 Square Foot!

Growing apples doesn't have to take up so much space! By planting columnar apple trees you can grow up to 18 pounds of apples in just 1 square foot of growing space (above ground).

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How to Take Care of Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Fiddle Leaf Figs are a favorite of decorators everywhere. Their giant leaves and plant height add an instant focal point to any room. They can also be very expensive (read $$$ for a 4-5 ft tree) and are notorious for being hard to take care of. I'm usually ok with plants but was tensed after hearing all the horror stories. So I went with a $13 IKEA version.
So far it has been going great. I kept it in its original pot for about an year after which I re-potted to a slightly larger pot (more on that on the blog). I water maybe once a week only when the soil is dry to touch.

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How To Train A Weeping Pussy Willow To Grow Taller

Make this beauty grow taller with this pruning tips.

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Does Anyone Know What Kind of Tree This is ?

This was here in the back yard when we moved in to our house 3 years ago i have no idea what it is i was needing some help to find out what it is thank you so much in advance and god bless i hope these pics are good enough for someone to see what it is lol

how to get a mini garden produce maximum fruit

How to Get a Mini Garden to Produce Maximum Fruit

We have a postage stamp sized yard, but we have more fruit and berries than we can possibly use. We share it with the wildlife, family, and friends. Our store house is full every winter.

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My lemon tree is full of lemons this year.

I share with my family and friends. Lemonade time just perfect for this hot summer!

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Hard Coated Seed Germination

If you’re interested in permaculture, general gardening, or just ways to cut corners and save a few dollars then this is what you’re looking for. I’ve been interested in putting black locust onto our property.
Now if you’ve ever looked at purchasing trees then I’m sure you understand that they cost a good bit of money. Even at your boxed department stores, you’re going to find them going for $20-30 or $40 per tree, usually depending on the popularity of the tree or how long it’s already been growing.
So I started thinking about how I could propagate it myself.

how to grow cucamelons

How to Grow Cucamelons!

Every year I try to grow something in my garden that we have never had before. It gives us a chance to try something new that we normally wouldn't have access to. Last year I decided to grow Cucamelons (Melothria scabra).

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How-to Grow Ground Cherries

Ground Cherries require full sun and fairly warm to hot temperature, very much like tomatoes. Ground Cherries are easy to grow from seed, but need an early start, 8- 10 weeks before the last frost day just like pepper plants. They mature 60-65 days after transplanting. We grow Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry They need about 2 – 3 feet of space. They grow up to 2 feet tall but do not need support.Ground Cherries tend to reseed themselves, you might only have to plant them once.

how to grow a mango tree from a store bought mango

How To Grow A Mango Tree From A Store Bought Mango

Don't throw that mango seed away. Did you know you can grow a beautiful mango tree from the seed of a store bought mango? You can, see just how easy it is in this video tutorial.

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Grow Citrus Indoors for Fresh, Beautiful, Delicious Décor!

You can’t beat fresh-grown oranges, lemons and limes when you want to add a burst of sweet-tart flavor to your juices, pies, and homemade sorbet to keep you cool this summer. But you don’t have to live in Florida or Southern California to grow your own citrus!

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I'm not sure if this qualifies as a project but it was for me!Four years ago I planted 2 peach trees. Did you know these trees do not need a second to cross pollinate each other? They don't. But I'm glad I have 2. So, I planted according to the farmers instructions I purchased them from. A hole twice as big. Mounded in the center to support the roots and water daily for 2 weeks or more if it needs it. Don't drown the roots though.

how to grow an avocado tree the lazy way

How To Grow An Avocado Tree - The Lazy Way!

I wanted to see if a totally 'lazy' way of growing an avocado tree would work, too. And it does! Now I'd like to show you the easiest way to grow an avocado plant, so you can do it yourself, too! Check it out.

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How to Plant a Seedling!

For Earth Day, we decided to plant a tree! Our community came out with a program this year, where households could sign up to receive a free tree to plant. We signed up right away, and were lucky enough to get one!

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Growing Lemon Tree From Seeds

Update; February 2017- I am so pleased that my lemon tree continues to grow after planting lemon seeds from a lemon that I had in the refrigerator! The lemon tree is now at least 4 feet tall and has grown another branch! Love it!!!Have always wanted a lemon tree, but cannot grow here in Michigan. After seeing a post in Pinterest about growing a lemon tree in a pot, I decided to try it. (April 2013) Of course my seeds were nothing like the pictures. I only had about four seeds; they were small; and they came from an "old" lemon. I put them in the baggie in the wet paper towel just like the instructions said and put it in the window for a few weeks. Nothing- no sign of any little root growing! I decided to just go ahead and plant them as they were in some dirt and just put them near a window. I had forgotten all about them until one morning when lo and behold: four little plants growing! Isn't nature AMAZING! I have my lemon tree after all! UPDATE: March 30, 2015- Of all the seeds I originally planted, I now have one plant remaining. See picture below. It is healthy and strong and still growing!

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Yellow apple trees ' s leaves

I grow some apple trees from seeds and they are turning yellow, does someone knows what it happening and what can I do to avoid losing them ???

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How Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig

Adding plants indoors has a number of benefits--improving air quality, helping with cabin fever/warding off Seasonal Affective Disorder, and offering additional design elements. The Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant has become the designer "it" plant. I like how Emily Henderson uses the plant in almost of her work. Young House Love also bought one but had some trouble taking care of it.
I got mine from Home Depot for around $30. It was last year, so I don't remember the exact price. If you buy a larger version of the plant they can run more expensive, but I didn't want to go that route in case the fig tree died on me.
As of currently the plant is still alive so ha!--the husband thought I would kill it. I am determined to prove him wrong. I've complied a few tips for the beginning Fiddle Leaf Fig owner to make your fig tree as "fit as a fiddle."

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How to Prune Japanese Maple Trees

The weeping Japanese maple in our backyard needed some serious help. Our house was a rental before we bought it, so no one had taken care of this tree properly for years!

olive tree topiary diy

Olive Tree Topiary DIY

Hello there friends. I was in Hobby Lobby last weekend and found the cutest little vintage-looking resin pots that I wanted to do something with. And their floral was half off so I picked up a few olive stems and decided to try an olive tree topiary. It took less than 5 minutes and 10 dollars to make this topiary and I can’t wait to show you all how easy peasy this was.

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Japanese Garden in West Linn Oregon

We were presented with the ruins of a wonderful Japanese garden. Could it be salvaged? The mature landscape renovation definitely provides challenges, but we feel phase 1 has this garden back on it's way to beauty.
A dry garden, 100's of new plants, 2 weeks of hand pruning, setting boulders, a fire pit, and a renovated water feature are just some of the elements we addressed.

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Creating Spring Color With Japanese Maples and Conifers in My Garden

I’m all about color. In my garden that is. Anyone who has visited my garden knows that between all the roses, hydrangeas, peonies, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that color always makes a statement every spring and summer in my garden.