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This plant grows well in a low humidity environment

High levels of humidity can cause the Yucca plant to wilt and die. So, it is best to grow this plant indoors in an environment where the humidity levels do not exceed 30% at any given time.

A hand trowel is best used for one of these tasks

Hand trowels are handy tools best suited for digging in container gardens and small gardens. They can also be used for smoothing and moving soil.

What is the art of clipping shrubs and trees into ornamental shapes called?

It is a more artistic and expressive form of gardening wherein small shrubs and trees can be trimmed, trained, and cut into ornamental shapes by professionals.

This soil is an even mix of sand, silt, and clay

Loam soil is a combination of compounds including sand, silt, and clay. These compounds provide a good soil texture that retains and drains water efficiently.

Which form of irrigation is best suited for rooftop gardens?

Drip irrigation systems are highly efficient and can be easily installed. Plants are supplied water at a slow and steady pace through this system.

This compound helps plants grow better

Compost can be made out of dead leaves, branches, twigs, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and water. These items are mixed together and used to enrich the quality of soil.

Full sun plants require how many hours of direct light?

Full sun plants need at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight, but some plants and vegetables may need 8-10 hours of direct sunlight.

Parsley, basil, and other herbs will grow well in which type of urban garden?

Container gardens provide a space-saving alternative to backyards for urban dwellers. The small, efficient patches of soil or commercial mixes can support the growth of small herbs and vegetables.

Community gardening is encouraged by this organization

The mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to encourage and promote community gardens. It is a nonprofit association sponsored by multiple corporations.

This method of gardening optimizes available space through staggered planting

Succession planting increases the yield of small gardens by taking advantage of the different time and space requirements of different types of plants and vegetables.

Only one of these plants can tolerate low light conditions

Chinese evergreen plants are the best plants for beginners as they are easy to grow and can tolerate indoor conditions as well.

This tool is used to form distinct edges in a garden

Lawn edgers are available in manual as well as motorized forms. Manual edgers come in spade based, roller based, and hand shear variants while motorized edgers are available in adaptable and purpose-designed variants.

A Hori-Hori knife is also commonly known as

A soil knife or any other type of garden knife is a great multipurpose tool to have for simple tasks like harvesting, pruning, weeding, and planting saplings.

One of these plants grows well in shade indoors

A lucky bamboo plant is commonly given as a housewarming gift. This plant grows well in low to medium light conditions indoors and need not be placed under direct sunlight.

A mist spray is required for this particular type of plant

Orchids are a diverse and colorful group of plants with vibrant petals and colorful leaves. Misting orchids will help keep the petals and leaves clean.

Where can you apply the Thriller, Filler, and Spiller concept?

The Thriller, Filler, Spiller is a great design technique that incorporates a combination of different plants to create the best container gardens. "Thriller" plants add height to a container, "Fillers" are rounded or mounted and make the container look full, and spillers are trailing plants that hang over the edge.

English lavender, daylily, and creeping thyme are what types of plants?

Perennial is a term of classification used to distinguish between different types of plants, including annuals and biennials. These plants generally bloom over summer and spring.

This container is a great alternative to clay pots for moisture retention

Clay pots are porous because of which a significant amount of moisture leaks from the soil. Plastic pots retain this moisture better and are relatively easier to handle.

This plant prefers temperatures in the range of 45-55 F in winter

The jade plant is a hardy plant that needs some exposure to cold weather in winter to survive. However, it may not be able to tolerate frost.

Only one of these is a tall-growing shrub

Camellia is an evergreen shrub. Different varieties of Camellia can grow between eight to fifteen feet tall and bear different colored blossoms.

You can use this as a medium for growing small plants

A potting mix contains a combination of several components that provide a foundation for plant growth. They include sand, vermiculite, wood chips, peat, perlite, and compost.

This indoor plant has excellent medicinal and healing properties

Aloe vera gel is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. It is commonly used as a topical medication in its raw form to treat sores and skin burns.

Peace lily, spider plant, sword fern, and common ivy are what type of plants?

These common house plants have the ability to enhance air quality by absorbing toxins from the air. Additionally, it is quite easy to care for these plants, even in an urban setting.

This type of plant finishes its entire lifecycle in one growing season

From seed to blooming flowers, annuals are plants that complete their entire life cycle in a single season after which the roots, stems, and leaves start to deteriorate.

This is an Asian art form of cultivating miniaturized trees

Bonsai involves the use of small plant containers to grow miniature versions of common, full-size trees that grow outdoors. Bonsai trees can grow hundreds of years old.

You can harvest herbs using this tool

Herbs are delicate, and so, it is essential to use special herb scissors to trim, cut, and harvest the herbs without damaging the stalk.

Bay and lavender herbs grow well in this type of soil

While most herbs grow well in garden soil, woody plants native to the Mediterranean region thrive in gritty and sharply drained soil.

This type of garden is installed on walls to enhance home décor

Vertical gardens are a recent trend in home design. They not only enhance the beauty of living spaces but also help in improving air quality.

This common house plant is also poisonous

Peace lily is a low maintenance, air purifying plant. However, the calcium oxalate crystals that coat the leaves can result in inflammation and irritation in dogs and cats.

How many times do biennials bloom?

Biennials are plants that bloom once over a period of two biological lifecycles. They stay dormant in the cold weather months in between the two cycles.

Are you a Botany buff? Well, find out!

Limited space is one of the main problems gardeners face in an urban setting. But does that mean you stop spending time with your beloved plants? Not necessarily. Urban gardening is the answer! But how much do you know about the plants, tools, skills required, and types of gardening in an urban setting? Take this quiz to find out.

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