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Natural Way to Make Soil Acidic

While soil that is fairly pH-neutral is good in many cases, certain types of plants require acidic soil to thrive. If you have soil that is not acidic enough for your favorite fruits or flowers, it’s possible to make it more acidic by adding various natural ingredients. By doing so, you can affect the pH over a large patch of soil or just around a single plant.
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Care for a Cleveland Pear Tree

The Cleveland pear tree is an ornamental that can brighten up a property. It is a low-maintenance tree that you can enjoy for many years.GeographyThe Cleveland pear will survive as far to the north as Zone 5 and as far to the south as Zone 8. This species is not hardy enough to take the bitterly frigid winters that places such as North Dakota can dish out.
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Loblolly Pine Tree Diseases

Forest image by martini from Fotolia.comLoblolly is a fast growing pine that can reach a height of 150 feet and a width of 35 feet, with trunks up to 5 feet in diameter. Growing in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 6 through 9, the wood from this North American native evergreen is used for home and commercial construction as well as for crossties for railroad tracks.
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How to Over Winter Plants in an Unheated Greenhouse

An unheated greenhouse is used solely to keep a killing frost off plants. However, in winter the unheated garden is primarily used to keep frost away from hearty and woody plants. In extreme northern climates where the temperatures turn bitterly cold, gardeners who use a cold greenhouse must take steps to protect their unheated plants from hard, bitter freezing temperatures.
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Why Do Venus Flytraps Turn Black After They Eat?

A cultivated Venus flytrap may turn black after eating because of stress on the plant, especially if it& 39;s not getting enough sunlight. Wild plants don& 39;t have this issue.Grow And Care For A Venus FlytrapVenus flytraps look like they could be from another world, but this carnivorous plant is right at home on your windowsill or porch.
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Care for Cannas in Zone 8

Canna Leaves image by Jennifer Grush from Fotolia.comCannas are a tropical perennial native to areas in Central and South America and the southeastern United States. Cannas grow up to a height of 8 feet and produces blooms from mid-summer through early fall in the color of red, pink, orange and yellow.
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