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  • Are You Damaging Your Flowers & Plants?

    [caption id="attachment_9401" align="alignleft" width="293"]Your Flowers and Plants Need Loving Too! Your Flowers and Plants Need Loving Too![/caption]

    When you buy new plants or flowers, or decide to do some weeding, make sure you're not damaging the plants that are already there! Read up on how to protect your flowers and plants before you start to do any gardening:

    Sometimes I am stunned by how much abuse plants will take, and on the flip sided, it can be surprising when a plant keels over in a swoon for no apparent reason. I have found that many plants don't like abrupt changes and if you acclimate them, over a period of time to changes in light, exposure to the elements, water or temperature, they are generally happier. This is particularly important with young plants and is essential for most plants that have spent their lives in the pampered climate of a greenhouse.

    When you buy seedlings in the spring, or if you grow your own from seed, you must harden off your plants. This is a slow and tedious process, but if you don't do it, the chances of your plants thriving will be significantly reduced.

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