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How to care for geraniums, the perfect flower for your garden
Follow these tips for lush blooms
An overgrown lilac bush beside a mailbox

Come spring, geraniums are some of the loveliest flowers that you can put out in your garden, no matter if you have them in flower beds or hanging flower baskets. They’re also very low maintenance, as they can withstand drought and are easy to grow alongside other blooms. If you're new to growing this lovely bloom, here's a foolproof geranium care guide to help you ensure vibrant, productive flowers.

What are geraniums?
If you’re looking for a common garden geranium with a sweet scent, be sure to look for plants in the Pelargonium genus, as cranesbill flowers are also called geraniums. Native to southern Africa, plants in the Pelargonium genus feature rounded, fragrant leaves with showy five-petaled flowers in attractive colors such as pink, purple, and white.

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What to consider when planting a cherry tree
How to grow and care for cherry trees
Bright red montmorency cherries on a tree

Cherries are excellent for toppings or snacks on their own. They’re a great way to add some color and a burst of extra flavor to a variety of dishes and desserts. You can get cherries at the supermarket, of course, but you can also grow your own! If you’re interested in growing cherries at home, you’ll need a cherry tree.

Here’s a handy guide for planting and caring for cherry trees. We'll tell you where to plant them, how to care for them, what variety you should choose, and any special concerns such as diseases or common pest problems.

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The best (and worst) cucumber companion plants
Add these plants to your garden to make your cucumbers happy
Cucumbers and tomatoes growing together

Companion planting is the technique of pairing plants based on their similar needs and preferences, as well as potential benefits or aesthetic preferences. You might plant pest-repelling herbs next to your tomatoes, for example, or grow shade-loving plants in the shadow of a tree or shrub.

Every plant has companion plants that work well with it, as well as plants that should be avoided, and cucumbers are no exception. This is your guide to cucumber companion plants, so that you can plan a successful garden.

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