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Epsom salts for a healthier garden!

Epsom salts for a healthier garden Epsom salts will help you grow bigger, greener, healthier plants. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate which a plants need for chlorophyll to capture the energy from the sun for photosynthesis. In other words no magnesium, no green leaves. Pale green leaves are sure sign that your plant has a magnesium deficiency. You don't have to wait for your plant to be in distress to use Epsom salts, you can also use them in to boosts your plants growing power or to treat a variety of ailments and pest. Here are 5 ways you can…

What to plant in the shady spots in your yard?

Here in North Texas we have a lot of mature trees that cast large shadows on our yards, causing what seems to be perpetually sparse and hopeless growing areas. Those tough shady spots in your landscape can be the prime spot for plants with interesting foliage and distinctive color. Foliage plants with large, colorful leaves, work well in both container gardens and beds. Caladiums, coleus, crotons, ferns, and hosta, as well as flowering shade plants like Begonias- bronze leaf, green leaf and dragon wing and crossandra, are a great way to add color and depth to your shady space. Some…