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Every year the ofrenda is made in preparation for Día de los Muertos, or Day of theDead. This is a multi-day holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and parts of Latin America that honors loved ones who have died. The creation of altars has been an important part of Día de los Muertos, a festival whose origins derived from the rituals of the pre-Hispanic peoples of Mexico. This holiday is deeply rooted in Aztec beliefs and tied to the goddess Mictecacihuatl, also known as the “Lady of the Dead.”After the Spanish invaded Mexico, the celebration became more intertwined with Catholic traditions and shortened from a month-long event. The celebration...

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Acidic Soil, Helpful, Hydrangeas -

By using scientific knowledge and a simple change in your soil that can completely transform the color of your hydrangea!  All you need to do is help your soil move from a more basic alkaline environment to an acidic environment. 

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Guide, Helpful -

Today we want to give you our Quick and Easy Guide to Air Layering Fruit Trees. Air Layering is a way to duplicate your favorite plants and increase the number of fruits you want by creating more of the same plant.

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Flowers must be pollinated in order to produce seeds and fruit. Today, we are going to focus on the Cherimoya fruit tree and how to get them to produce the most amount of fruit as possible using HAND-POLLINATIONThe biggest obstacle to growing cherimoya fruit is inadequate number of pollinators, but with the use of hand-pollination, we can help increase fruit production with just a bit of effort.

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Butterfly Habitat, Planting -

The iconic black and orange Monarch butterfly is probably the most familiar butterfly across all North/South America; the monarch is considered an iconic pollinator, and of course, we can’t forget about the pure beauty that these butterflies bring into our lives. Well, the good news is that we don’t need to go chasing butterflies because adding certain plants in your garden will definitely attract these beautiful creatures right to you – we offer everything you need to create the perfect butterfly habitat here at Ricardo’s Nursery in Long Beach!

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