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Creatures in my Backyard

What comes to your mind first when you think of creatures like insects? Creepy-crawlies? Little things flying all around, giving people the heebie-jeebies? Six-legged things that multiply faster than you can multiply six into six? That’s the general idea. Most people grimace at the idea, or the very thought of such creatures. What if we told you, these creatures can adorn your garden? You’d rather spray it with a truckload of pesticide, surely. Surprising as it may be, some creatures are

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Greeting with the Greens: Plants as Perfect Gifts

Since time immemorial, plants have not only been seen as a source of food, but also as fuel for imagination. Scores of symbolisms have been associated with various plants in different cultures across the world. Oodles of customs and traditions have been established based on the life cycle and the exchange of particular plant varieties. Plants have also featured in several allusions in poetry, prose, literature, music, dance, art, and many other forms of expressions of culture. As plants form an

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The Best Garden for Plant-Lovers Allergic to Pollen

It is a nightmare to be a plant-lover, yet be allergic to pollen. Pollen is something that every gardener finds that is inevitable to interact with during the course of handling plants. Yet, it can be terrible for those who have allergies that pollen is known to cause, ranging from mild symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose, to more sever ones such as rashes or anaphylaxis. Luckily, there exist a range of flowers and plants that reduce the risk of contracting such an allergy and

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Xeriscaping: Transform Your Garden

Water is a very precious resource. It is the reason life exists on our planet. The thought that we are fortunate to be able to have access to clean and healthy water itself makes us realise its value, and express gratitude. It does not matter whether you live in an area that is full of lakes and rivers, or in a hot and arid desert landscape, water is not to be wasted. So, you think one of the reasons why you don’t think setting up a garden is a good idea, is because of this global scarcity

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