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Although dusty miller is an old-fashioned plant that has been around garden centers for decades, this plant's drought tolerance and pest-free nature make it worth revisiting for busy gardeners who want to add dazzle without fuss to their landscapes.

Dusty miller is one of those plants that is full of surprises. It sometimes survives the winter in zones colder than its usual hardiness zones. Gardeners report plants coming back in zone 5 or even zone 4 landscapes. Another surprise is that dusty miller's yellow flowers may appear in its second growing season. It is not marketed as a blooming plant, and while not all plants will produce yellow fuzzy flowers, they increase the beauty of mature plants.

Dusty miller needs full sun to stay compact and keep their fabulous foliage color. Plants growing in the shade are leggy and produce fewer hairs, which give them their silvery color.

Dusty miller plants adapt to various soils, but good drainage is key for healthy plants. Whether your soil is on the rocky side or is characterized by clay, you can improve your pH (it prefers a range of 5.5 to 6.0) and drainage by amending it with compost.

The fuzzy growth that gives dusty miller its sheen also helps plants stand tall in periods of drought. Like other plants that hail from Mediterranean climates, dusty miller can get by with occasional watering once it is established. A layer of organic mulch will make plants even less dependent on supplemental irrigation. One inch of water per week keeps dusty miller growing strong. It does not like soggy conditions.

As a Mediterranean plant, dusty miller thrives in hot, sunny climates. Excessive humidity isn't a problem if plants have adequate spacing and a position in full sun.

Dusty miller plants are light feeders and only need supplemental fertilizers in areas with poor soil. In this case, it's better to feed and improve the soil at the same time by adding organic matter like well-rotted manure or leaf mold.

Fill your garden beds with dusty miller by starting a flat of seeds six weeks before your average last frost date. Cover seeds lightly with sterile potting mix, and grow at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. You will start to see germination in about 10 days. After last frost date, take the seedlings outside to begin hardening off process.

If planting nursery starts, wait until after danger of frost has passed in your area before putting dusty miller in a sunny spot in the garden. Plant outdoors 8 inches apart in pots or 10 inches apart in the ground.

The difference between dusty miller cultivars can be seen in how dissected the foliage is. Some varieties are lacy and delicate, while others are slightly lobed.

Dusty miller's felted, silvery leaves are a perfect combo with colorful, long-blooming trailing stems of petunias or million bells. Also, purple and silver is another color mix that pleases the eye, so think about snapdragons, lavender, or pansies as another suitable companion for dusty miller. It also makes a handsome companion plant for other sun lovers like zinnias, pentas, or salvia.

Ornamental grasses look attractive with dusty miller, providing a different texture to the garden. In contrast, basil mixed with dusty miller brings pollinators, might keep other bugs away, and gives your garden a pleasant scent.

Dusty miller plants require no pruning to maintain their pleasing bushy shape. If the yellow blooms detract from your plant's appearance, shear them off as they appear.

You can propagate dusty miller by cuttings in the spring when plants are putting out the most rapid new growth.

Dusty miller looks fantastic in all kinds of containers, including hanging baskets and window boxes. Keep your dusty miller container in full sun and water more frequently than plants growing in the ground, at least every other day in summer. Pot up dusty miller with any commercial potting soil. Make sure your container has drainage holes. Add a handful of peat moss to increase acidity. A layer of mulch on the soil will retain water and keep the soil from splashing onto the leaves. When you see roots coming out of the drainage hole, it's time to repot.

Dusty miller is tolerant of cold weather within its hardiness range, but you can reduce watering in the late summer to ready it for winter. Prune it back with sharp, sterile shears to just above ground level and mulch with pine needles or straw.

Slugs enjoy snacking on dusty miller plants, especially in flowerbeds that receive frequent irrigation. Handpick the pests, or use beer traps to control their numbers.

In addition to attracting slugs, excessive watering can cause root rot in dusty miller plants. This is more of a problem in clay soils. In areas with heavy soil, you can prevent it by growing your dusty miller plants in containers or raised beds.

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If you wear your Boost every day, be prepared to get them dirty because shoes are meant to be soiled and grimed. It is unavoidable. However, with proper care and concern, you can quickly get your Boost back to its shining glory. If you want to keep your shoe in perfect order, you must wash your shoes regularly. As clean shoes not only uplift your personality but boost your confidence and motivation. Here you will know how to clean Ultra Boost, the most fabulous shoe of this era.

Cleaning the Ultra Boost ‘triple whites’ can test intelligence and smartness. Unfortunately, it is challenging to get those crispy white shoes clean with boost and Primeknit construction. But don’t fret! Here is a step-by-step instruction list on how to clean your white Adidas Ultra Boosts and get these top shoes by Adidas back to new again.

Whenever you take your sneakers out for any errand, make sure you don’t walk on muddy pavements and dirty lanes. Protecting them consciously helps to retain their glossy shine and their fabric softness. It also increases its durability and functionality. Therefore, the first step of cleaning Ultra Boost is a precaution. Make doubly sure that if you can avoid dirty tracks, then do so.

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If the stain marks are very stubborn and refuse to come off, then use a bleaching pen or a stains remover pen to make the stains disappear

If your Ultra Boost is sporting many dirt stains, then it is best to machine wash them once and get them bright and shining again.

Scrubbing very vigorously on the area of the stain tends to loosen the shoe's fabric and causes the shoe's upper to tear. To ensure that you don't destroy its mesh upper, use a soft bristle brush to brush out the dirt stains.

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Make it habitual to spot clean your sneakers. As soon as you see a dirt stain anywhere on your Ultra Boost, scrub it off with a plain damp cloth. If the fabric does not seem to be doing the purpose, then scrub with soap and water there and then, and with a clean cloth, wipe your Ultra Boost.

Safe storage also plays a pivotal role in keeping your shoes clean and stain-free. Once worn and washed, store your shoes in a shoe bag to protect them from dust and grime in the cupboards.Make sure that they are not squashed or stacked with other dirty shoes, or the upper of the Ultra Boost will get dirty from other shoes’ outsoles.Also, your Ultra Boost should be protected from the direct rays of the sun for an extended period.Never store your shoes where there is exposure to the sun.Follow these easy-to-follow instructions regularly to keep your Ultra Boost clean and sparkling all the time.

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