Bringing the Garden Indoors — How to Successfully Incorporate Indoor Plants into Any Living Space

Bringing the Garden Indoors — How to Successfully Incorporate Indoor Plants into Any Living Space

Houseplants may reduce anxiety and stress, help sharpen attention, and can even increase happiness and life satisfaction. Despite the myriad of benefits, however, successfully incorporating indoor plants into one’s home can be a challenge — especially when ensuring that they are properly placed in order to thrive. For those who are new to the realm of indoor plants, considering factors such as lighting, occasional upkeep tasks, and even interior design can all work to set the stage for successful growth — whether you’re incorporating vines into your home or a simple kitchen herb garden. The Importance of Proper Lighting  Light is noted […]

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Jung Seed Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Jung Seed Holiday Gift Guide 2023

On the hunt for meaningful presents? Your search ends at Jung Seed, where we’ve handpicked a range of perfect gardening gifts. We go through a detailed process each year to choose products that stand out during the holiday season. Whether it’s exquisite flowers, practical gardening tools, or stylish decor, we’ve got an extensive selection that’s sure to please any gardening lover. Take a look at some of our top gift ideas for this holiday season. BIRD HOUSE GOURDS If you enjoy watching birds, you can grow birdhouses in your very own garden. The gourd fruit is just the right size […]

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Creating A Treehouse Garden

Creating A Treehouse Garden

Back in the 1980s and the 90s, having a treehouse was a must for many kids who had a sturdy tree in their backyard, as seen in TV shows like “The Wonder Years” or movies like “The Sandlot.” A treehouse was not only a place to play with friends, but it was a spot where kids can dream and hide from the rest of the world. As children found other ways to spend their free time, the treehouse became a thing of the past. But in the midst of the pandemic, having one became trendy once more as treehouses proliferated […]

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How To Propagate Houseplants

How To Propagate Houseplants

Houseplants keep growing in popularity, and it’s no surprise when you consider how many new and improved plants are becoming available each year. Also, studies have shown houseplants provide many health benefits, like reduced stress and better air quality for your home. As winter settles in, you may think of ways to grow your houseplant collection or make your living space greener. Now is a great time to propagate your plants to fill empty spots in your home or share with family and friends.  Propagation is a term that refers to plant reproduction, which occurs by seeds or vegetative methods. […]

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Grow Light Basics

Grow Light Basics

When I was younger, my mom and I stopped at a garden center and came across a lemon tree. I knew very little about growing citrus, but I was intrigued by the idea of growing citrus fruit in Wisconsin, so we bought it. As winter approached, it was time to bring the lemon tree indoors for its first winter, which meant finding the right grow light to keep the tree healthy. A quick online search reveals many types of grow lights, but how do we find the right kind of lights for our plants? Let’s find out what makes a […]

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8 Easy Fall Garden Cleanup Tasks

8 Easy Fall Garden Cleanup Tasks

The days are turning shorter and cooler as the growing season ends. As gardeners, it’s hard to let go of the plants we’ve been nurturing for the last six months, but there are many tasks we can accomplish to prepare for next year’s garden. Garden Notes Now is an excellent time to make final notes and take photos for planning for next spring. Having garden notes allows us to dream of warmer days as winter progresses. If you haven’t already, request a copy of the latest Jung Seed catalog to inspire you for next year. Mulching & Composting If you’re […]

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The Science of Fall Foliage

The Science of Fall Foliage

Why do leaves change color and fall off the trees? I never asked this question when I was young since, I was preoccupied with jumping in leaf piles. But as I got older, I became interested in learning why the fall colors exist. The Colors Of Nature Summer During summer, the leaves of most trees are green because of a pigment called Chlorophyll. This pigment is produced throughout summer to maintain the green foliage color. Fall However, other pigments exist in the leaves that we can only see in fall. These pigments include: The long summer days are ideal for […]

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Fall Container Garden & Planter Ideas

Fall Container Garden & Planter Ideas

As summer winds down, many of us have gorgeous annuals that continue to put on a show. However, some annuals may be winding down as the summer heat takes its toll, resulting in plants that look tired. In recent years, many gardeners have extended the growing season by adding fall container displays. These plantings consist of annuals, perennials, branches, and even artificial décor to add color to the late-season landscape. You don’t have to remove all your summer plants to create a fall display. It’s good to leave the ones that are growing well and make them part of the […]

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Fall Gardening: September Garden Checklist Zones 3-6

Fall Gardening: September Garden Checklist Zones 3-6

For many of us, September is a transition month from summer to fall. We can get a head start on the cooler weather by accomplishing a few tasks in the landscape. Here are a few tips to get you started. Veggies and Herbs Trees and Shrubs Annuals and Houseplants Perennials and Bulbs Special Notes Also, less visible soil in the garden means less sunlight for weeds to germinate. However, there’s a difference between full and overgrown. A full garden bed will have plants that fill in the extra space without crowding out each other. Remember, there’s still time to enjoy […]

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Tips For Gardening Success: Healthy Soil

Tips For Gardening Success: Healthy Soil

Did you know a handful of soil contains billions of microorganisms? These tiny beings are responsible for improving soil structure and providing vital nutrients for our plants. Healthy Garden Soil A healthy garden begins with healthy soil that provides our plants with the right amount of water, nutrients, and air. As you examine your garden, you may notice that some plants haven’t grown as expected, causing you to look for the source of the problem. Before we add plants to a garden, we should check the soil. Soil is made of several materials, including sand, silt, and clay. A balance […]

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