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This chart outlines various nutrient stress conditions many plants face. the direct symptoms are also shown as a condition of leaf damage. The symptoms can often help identify which nutrient is causing the stress. nutrient stress can be caused by both too little or too much of micro or macronutrients.

Guide to nutrient deficiency symptoms in corn. It's always a good idea to get plant problems checked by a lab, but this guide is helpful.

Why you should NOT use plastic bottles to irrigate plants or your garden.  It increases the likelihood of impurities due to the introduction of bacteria and the potential leaching of plastic compounds into the water.  And into your vegetables and fruits.

Are Plastic Drink Bottles Safe to Reuse for Drinking Water?

Tomato plants like deep watering. Why waste water when you can make a simple reservoir delivery system. The photo says it all. Tomato plants like deep watering.

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) Wow! That is gorgeous!

Purple leaves of a Persian shield plant. - Persian shield - can be grown outside as an annual or, as an indoor houseplant, it will bloom in winter.

12 Most Common Plants That Are Toxic to Cats and Dogs ; This visual guide, from Pots Planters and More, provides information from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, &Texas A&M regarding toxic plants that will harm or kill your pets. Not only does it list the plants, like castor bean, dumbcane, and oleander, it also lists what parts of the plant are toxic, how much of it  is considered to be harmful, & warning…

The 12 Most Common Plants That Are Toxic to Cats and Dogs

This inforgraphic is a good reminder that we should consider our dogs when picking plants for both inside and out. According the ASPCA, their poison control hotline receives around calls annually from pet owners needing assistance with possible po

Ghost Plant  With its silvery lavender-blue foliage it's easy to see where ghost plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) gets its common name. This lovely foliage plant is easy to grow and propagate; simply snip off a leaf or the end of a shoot and pot it in barely moist soil. Ghost plant likes a bright spot and the stems can grow a foot or more long.

Houseplants You Can't Kill

Ghost Plant - This lovely foliage plant is easy to grow and propagate; simply snip off a leaf or the end of a shoot and pot it in barely moist soil. Ghost plant likes a bright spot and the stems can grow a foot or more long.

Bottle Rocket Ligularia has fuzzy spikes that will gladly brighten up the shady side of the house, and the foliage is a bit too tough to chew, so the deer move on to another selection.

'Bottle Rocket' - Ligularia hybrid

This zone 4 perennial will make a statement in your shade garden with its bright mustard yellow flower spikes in summer. Very large, thick, serrated leaves form a compact plant. The plant likes water, so do not use in a dry part of your landscape.

Oh my goodness...I am in LOVE with this experiment idea!!!!! I can't wait until Earth Day and our Lorax unit!!!! :-)

Possible school experiment to show importance of wetlands/riparian zones! This shows the importance of plants in our soil. Plants like trees and grasses help purify ground water. Without them the ground water gets polluted and harder to clean and drink.

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