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4 Warning Signs Your Plant Isn't Going To Make It

Not everyone's got a green thumb. Despite your best efforts, there are times when plants you care for might just die. Given the propensity for most plants to lose their leaves and appear dormant for long stretches of time, though, it's not always easy to tell what the reality is. To get a better idea of what a dead plant looks like, here are four warning signs your plant isn't going to make it. Look at Leaves An easy way to tell whether something might be wrong with your plant is to check the condition of its leaves, as they're the best indicator of plant health we have. Plants that shed their leaves out of season are usually not in...

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Your Garden Can Help Combat Global Warming

Global warming is a serious problem, and we all need to do our part to fight it. One of the tools at your disposal is the humble garden. It can do a lot to balance out your environmental impact through several distinct benefits. Carbon Offset The excessive amount of carbon in the air is one of the biggest driving forces behind global warming. We can fight against that buildup through carbon offset efforts, which pull carbon out of the atmosphere to compensate for the carbon that other sources contribute. Offset programs are especially important because they can fix the damage that has already been done by undoing carbon buildup instead of simply preventing future problems. Gardens are a great choice...

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