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How to Care for Knockout Roses in the Winter

Roses rose, rose.. image by Christophe Hamerlik from Fotolia.comKnockout roses are prized as a low-maintenance but prolifically blooming rose shrub. Unlike some other rose varieties, Knockout roses are cold-hardy and usually survive winter unscathed. You can further ensure these rose shrubs return to their former glory each spring by taking some time in fall to prepare the roses for the cold months.
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Elderberry Plant Identification

Elderberries image by Clivia from Fotolia.comThe elderberry plant is a large deciduous shrub found throughout most of North America. Knowing the characteristics of elderberry can prevent misidentifying another plant, water hemlock, which is very similar in appearance to elderberry and can be easily confused for it, but is highly toxic.
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How to Grow a TI Plant From a Cutting

The TI plant is grown all over the Hawaiian Islands for both its beauty and, in some cases, for the belief that the plant wards off evil. TI plants can be propagated from seeds, but most gardeners prefer to start new TI plants from cuttings.Cut your TI stems into approximately 2-inch lengths. If you have purchased precut TI stems, carefully scrape the wax off of each end, using your fingernail.
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Is Knox Gelatin Good for Houseplants?

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty ImagesHouseplants, or potted plants, sometimes lack essential nutrients due to the nature of being potted. Unless the lost nutrients are replaced, the houseplant may suffer. Using Knox unflavored gelatin, you can replace the nitrogen plants require for good foliar growth.Knox GelatinGelatin is a pure protein processed into a powder and then packaged for sale.
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Flowers That Mean Unity

Bouquet of red and white roses in water image by David Smith from Fotolia.comFor many centuries, people have used flowers in various ways as symbols. Their meanings can change over time, which is why one flower can have a variety of meanings. There are a number of flowers and flower combinations that speak of unity, mainly referring to unity between people, as in friendship, romance or marriage.
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How to Care for a Wren House

House Wren (troglodytes aedon) image by Steve Byland from Fotolia.comWrens are a common bird seen nesting in backyard birdhouses. They like small houses with long narrow openings. In addition, they like to have a choice of houses, often setting them all up before settling into one to raise their brood.
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