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Common house plants that are poisonous

There are so many plants that are in use as home-decorative plants and flowers today. Lovely as they may be to look at, the majority do contain toxins in their sap or parts that can be harmful to humans and animals at different intensities. Understanding what dangers some of these plants pause to your children and pets is crucial not ...
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Pruning Essentials 101

Just like any element in nature, our plants suffer dents from time to time. This may be in the form of dead leaves, dead flowers, weak stems or disease. We need to prevent these kinds of occurrence from spreading throughout our plants by pruning. Pruning is the cutting off of unwanted or dead parts from our plants. The main advantages ...
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Little Mouse Melon

What is small enough to fit on a teaspoon, tastes like cucumber with a ting of lemon? Any guess? Not to tire your mind, Melothira scabra also known as cucamelon, is the small watermelon-looking fruit that belongs to the cucurbits family. Native to Central America, the cucamelon has been cultivated and enjoyed by the Aztec for years though it may ...
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Keeping noise at bay, the green way!

Any sound that causes disturbance is regarded as noise. On a day to day life cycle, much noise is encountered in different places and with varied intensities. The most identifiable of effects of noise is how irritating noise can be. This can lead to agitation and definitely results in poor concentration be it at home, school or work. Some of ...
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Plants that repel mosquitos

Ten Plants that Repel Mosquitos….. In This Edition we Present to you 5….. We have just come out of a very hot season and are now entering the cooler and wetter season. This comes with some unwelcome guests; mosquitos. To help manage them, we bring to you both indoors and outdoors plants that can help you keep them at bay ...
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Ornamental Gardening 2

If you found our last blog interesting, well, here is a guide to just but a few of the types of ornamental gardens. They have been there for centuries and well – old is gold!  1. Baroque Gardens. These mainly apply the use of geometric shapes such as circles, rectangles and triangles. They also apply use of irregular patterns ...
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Ornamental Gardening 1

ORNAMENTAL GARDENING Ornamental gardening can be simply defined as planting various plants on a piece of ground from and for an artistic point of view. This entails designing such a garden to follow given patterns for a general pleasurable look. An ornamental garden therefore is one that is planted purely for aesthetic value. History is decked with many famous types ...
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