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How to Make Your Carved Pumpkin Last Longer

Do you want your carved pumpkin to spook your neighbors weeks after (or before?) Halloween? Follow these simple steps to make your orange masterpiece last longer.

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Plants With Spooky Names

Halloween season is a fitting time to get to know the supernatural dwellers of the plant world. Is there more to how these plants’ names sound, or are they spooky in name only? Let’s find out.

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Top 10 Edible Fall-Season Mushrooms

This year’s morel-hunting season is long over, but fret not—fall is finally here, and with it comes the best time for picking wild mushrooms! Get your foraging gear ready, watch for rainy weather, and don’t forget to bring Plantum along with you to help identify these 10 seasonal delights.

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Must-See Botanical Gardens in Europe

Summer is almost here, and nature is at its peak! Don’t miss the chance to check out a botanical garden nearby, or if you happen to be traveling in Europe, see their local, natural wonders. Here’s a list of just some of the most amazing living museums across Europe.

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Plants to Help You Survive Summer Heat

Summer is finally here, which means nature is taking the front stage, but so is the sun. If it’s starting to get a little too hot or you live in a warm climate in general, air conditioners and fans are great for the heat, but did you know plants can also help keep you cool? They release evaporated water and provide shade, keeping the environment cooler! Сheck out some of these natural coolants that can take on the heat or go exploring in our app!

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Summer Pests and Diseases

If you constantly feel bothered by bugs crawling all over you and your belongings in summer, imagine how your plants must be feeling! Summer is the prime time for active growth for both plants and their worst enemies—pests. What is even worse, they carry nasty plant diseases, hindering your enjoyment of the summer garden. Here’s a list of pests and diseases you should be wary of this season.

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The Shopper’s Guide to Picking Healthy Plants

of treatment, it requires thoroughness, time, and patience, all without the guarantee of the plant surviving through the ordeal. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and the best way to honor this saying is to put it into practice from the very start—that is, before you even purchase a plant. What should you be on the lookout for to ensure that your new green pal is happy and healthy from the get-go?

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Mother’s Day Flower Ideas

Motherhood has always been synonymous with springtime and plants, as the two represent life and fertility. So, a Mother’s Day would be incomplete without a beautiful flower present. Here’s our guide about what flowers are the best to give as gifts, as well as the meaning behind different colors to make your mom’s day just as special and unique as she is.

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Mushroom Foraging 101

Have you ever wanted to pick wild mushrooms but didn’t know where to start? It’s understandable—foraging is far from the easiest activity, requiring skill and extensive knowledge of the environment to be done safely and productively. Learning from an experienced forager is the best way to go about becoming familiar with it, and we are not looking to replace that. Instead, this guide will outline the first steps you should take on your mushroom-hunting journey.

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Spring-Planted Bulbs to Liven Up Your Garden

As winter gives up its rights to spring, it’s time to think about your garden. Bring life to your backyard with the help of brilliant spring-planted bulbs. By summer, they’ll turn into vivacious flowers, providing your garden with a burst of color and form. Gorgeous and easy to maintain, spring-planted bulbs suit both amateur and experienced gardeners.

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Moving Seedlings Into Open Ground

After putting a fair amount of effort into starting seeds indoors, the next step is to give them a relatively permanent home outside. You’ll want to time this transition perfectly and make it as easy on the greenery as possible.

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Find Out Why Your Flowering Plants Aren’t Blooming

Seeing plants fail to produce blooms is a common gardening disappointment. While some varieties just need a bit more time to produce their first buds, others may be healthy but still not flower. This can happen for various reasons, some of which are under our control and some are not. In this article, we will discuss the top five causes of a lack of blooms in plants.

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Celebrate Earth Day With Plantum!

Growing plants is considered an eco-friendly hobby, but there can be some pitfalls as well. We’ve prepared this guide to help you avoid them and make your contribution to the local environment. Let’s start with the basics—the growing medium.

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All About Humidifiers

We’re often told humidity is important for plants, but having it at optimal levels can benefit not only your green pets but also the whole household. Unless you live in the tropics, humidity tends to be lower indoors, so a humidifier is a must, especially if you use air conditioners and heaters or live in a dry climate. This device will help your tropical plants thrive and minimize the side effects of eczema, asthma, sinus infection, chapped lips, and even stop your dry wallpaper from peeling. So it’s a win-win for you and your green friends. Let’s take a look at how these thingamajigs work.

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Flowers of the World

Sometime ago, we decided that other than flags and anthems, countries should also have their national floral emblems. And although they might be popular and known around the world, every country has its unique flora that deserves admiration. Here are just a few of these international representatives and their stories.

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Can I Grow Plants Without Soil?

Growing plants in anything but soil is called hydroponics. It’s an alternative approach to gardening and home horticulture. How does hydroponics benefit amateur plant lovers? Are there any drawbacks? And what options are there? Read on and find out!

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Plant Care Myths

Welcome to the Internet: a vast space of knowledge and horrifying plant tips. It seems everyone who writes about plants has their best interests at heart; who doesn’t want their green pets to be healthy and beautiful? But some of these eye-grabbing, head-scratching headlines and quirky ‘hacks’ can hack away at your plant’s life, or at the very least, give them a bad time. We hope this insight will help dispel some of those myths.

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Indoor Jungle

When you’re constantly surrounded by the concrete jungle of skyscrapers and highways, doesn’t it seem tempting to create a hideaway with plants? Imagine sipping a homemade margarita surrounded by large-leaved plants, feeling like you’re on a trip somewhere in the Amazon. Sounds cool, right?

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Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park

Would you believe it if someone told you the deepest lake in the US is also one of the cleanest and ‘bluest’ on Earth? Well, you should! Of course, seeing is believing. So, from July to mid-September, put on your hiking boots and prepare for an adventure at Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park.

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Help Your Plants and Pets Coexist Happily

If you have plants and pets in your house, you’ve probably already faced the problem of keeping them apart. Unfortunately, many houseplants are toxic to cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Even if your fluffy isn’t interested in chewing on fleshy leaves, it can dig in soil or accidentally ingest poisonous pollen.

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Misting 101

Have you always dreaded misting because of its confusing rules? When to mist, what kind of plant even needs misting, and how to do it correctly? These are just a few questions that come to mind. One thing we know for sure is that you need to take different aspects into consideration before giving your plant the first spray.

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Easter Plant Decorations

Not a single holiday can do without floral decorations, but Easter is probably the one that needs them most. There are many more ways to spruce up the holiday table using flowers. Turn Easter preparations from a complicated chore into an exciting creative process with these 5 ideas!

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Best Plants for Your Office

Let’s face it: office life can be tough. Sitting in front of your computer for hours on end, focusing on your next task, can make you lose touch with the outside world. Why not add a natural touch to your office?

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5 Aromatic Herbs for Your Windowsill Garden

There is no need to live somewhere in the Mediterranean region to have aromatic herbs growing in your garden. You can arrange a few nice-looking pots or containers on your windowsill and rub your fingers on basil or rosemary every time you walk past them.

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Natural vs Artificial Lighting

Providing your plants with proper lighting is one of the most important yet challenging factors, especially if your indoor garden has exotic plants. Read below to learn about the pros and cons of every type of light and how to combine them effectively.

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Growing Seeds Indoors: Common Mistakes

Spring is the perfect time to start growing seeds indoors. Once your tiny seed transforms into a strong seedling, it’ll be ready to get transplanted to the garden. But growing seedlings at home can be challenging, especially for novice gardeners.

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A Guide to Self-Watering Systems

You’ve probably already heard of plant self-watering systems as being the solution to all these problems. However, one question remains—should you actually use any of them?

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Heat Stress in Plants

When warm weather arrives, you might think this is what your plants have been waiting for. Which is partially true, as most plants require sufficient warmth and light to thrive. The optimal temperature ranges for most plants are between 59 and 85°F (15 and 29°C). However, higher temperatures may slow down plant growth, lead to serious stress, and even kill your plants.

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Pot for Your Plant

There comes a time in any plant parent’s life when you start wondering “Is it time to repot?” This question tends to scare most plant enthusiasts, as there are a lot of factors you should take into account and consider before you actually start repotting: the season, the state of the plant itself, types of growing mediums, as well as what kind of pot to pick.

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Plants You May Come Across in Arizona Desert

Just imagine: you are driving through the desert, your hair flowing in the wind. Wouldn’t it be nice to shut off the engine and feast your eyes upon the hardy Arizona flora, brave enough to live in such harsh conditions?

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Soil pH Explained

Even though we may not usually give it much attention, “soil pH” is a word combination we see on growing medium packaging, in soil requirements for nearly each plant, and in care guides online. In this insight, we explain what it is, the types there are, which plants prefer a certain kind, how to test pH, as well as how to alter it if necessary.

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Is Your Water Good for Your Plants?

It’s one thing to learn how to water your plants—checking soil moisture, sticking to a schedule, and adjusting for dormancy are all skills that take time to hone. However, the type of water you give to your plants can also affect their wellbeing. Is regular tap water good enough or should you pick out the purest type out there?

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Best Plants to Liven Your Interior Up

Nowadays, more and more people choose to decorate their homes with houseplants. Below you will find a short list of houseplants that will please your eye while at the same time taking care of your health.

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Six Reasons Why Succulents Make the Best House Plants

You don’t necessarily need to have a green thumb to grow houseplants. Yet, if you are afraid that your plants may die out of neglect, succulents are the option just for you! Here is why succulents are so awesome.

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Beware of These 5 Pests in Fall

Did you think that the great pest war was over since summer is no more? Unfortunately, some bug species become especially active during fall. You have to be alert and prepared to strike back at those annoying pests that want to take a bite out of your precious plants.

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10 Plants of Sandy Bottom Nature Park

Sandy Bottom Nature Park is one of the most well-known and unique parks in Hampton, USA. That’s because this 456-acre wildlife facility used to be a garbage dump! This park is an emblem of victory and an exemplary story of the reclamation of natural resources. The plant and wildlife here are so diverse that anybody can find something to his liking in Sandy Bottom Nature Park.

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How to Choose a Pumpkin for Halloween

Pumpkins are what makes Halloween Halloween. So unless you want to have your holiday spoiled and your money wasted, you should know how to pick the perfect pumpkin for the fright of October 31st.

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Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Plants

Light is one of the most vital factors that come into play when choosing the right spot for your plant. Not every plant can handle a brightly-lit windowsill or the darkest corner of the room. That’s why it’s essential to know what kind of natural light you can provide for your plants. For the most part, this will depend on the direction your windows are facing: north, east, west, or south.

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Organic vs Synthetic—Which Fertilizer Type Suits Your Needs

There is a remarkable difference between organic and synthetic fertilizers in terms of accessibility and usability, the speed and volume of nutrient delivery to the plant, as well as the effects on the soil and the environment. So, which of the two types is better for your lawn and garden?

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New Year—New Garden: Upcoming Trends in 2023

If you want to stay on top of your plant game, you need to be a visionary! Take a sneak peek at our gardening trend predictions for 2023, and who knows, maybe you’ll get inspired to set your own trend?

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Want Your Room to Smell Delicious? Plant These Beauties!

It’s hard to imagine what we would do without plants: they humidify the air, help overcome anxiety, give visual pleasure, and, on top of it all, can act as natural air fresheners. A number of plants give off a delicious smell, so pay special attention to them next time you go to your beloved plant shop.

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How to Clean Your Houseplants Right

Your houseplants accumulate dust, just like your floors, tables, and shelves. However, unlike non-living objects, plants need their surfaces to be kept clean not just for the sake of outer beauty, but for inner health as well.

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Easy Repotting

Repotting is fun, they say, but is it really? Of course! Even a laboring task like moving your plants from one pot to another can be fun if you know how to do it right. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of common repotting mistakes, ways to tackle them, and plants that don’t need frequent repotting. Let’s go!

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite has plenty of big trees to admire; however, if there is truly something the park can boast of having, it is the giant sequoia trees — the largest living things on earth. As a matter of fact, this is the only place where they grow natively and give seeds to be planted worldwide.

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Iconic Christmas Plants

Ho-ho-ho, nature lovers! Have you already decorated your house for Christmas? No? Then the Plantum team is here to help!

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Managing Humidity in Fall

Fall marks the end of the flourishing summer season when plant enthusiasts spend almost every day tending to their garden. However, fall is no time for rest; it’s an important transitional period with an abundance of preparation needed for the upcoming winter. Here’s some advice you can use to take your relative indoor humidity under control this fall.

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Eliminating Pests in Fall

Your spring garden preparation can be a lot easier if you tackle pest elimination in fall. We would like to teach you how to clean your garden before winter sets in.

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Fall Soil Care

Raking up dead leaves, dethatching the lawn, and weeding out the beds isn’t the end of seasonal work. Practiced gardeners know there’s always more to do. And fall offers a chance to do a special favor to your garden soil.

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Efficient Watering

If you’ve been wondering how to become an expert at saving water, then wonder no more! This article will cover every aspect of water efficiency and will give you a handy guide on how to help your plants thrive.

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Winter-Friendly Plants

As the temperature slowly drops below zero, it’s time to think of winter preparations. If you dread having a barren garden buried under layers of snow, you should consider growing the following cold-hardy plants.

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