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June 2018- The Difference In Annuals & Perennials

Enjoying blooms from spring through fall is easy when you plant a combination of annuals and perennials. While annuals provide instant color that lasts all season and have to be planted every year, perennials will bloom from 1-4 weeks but only have to be planted once and return year after year. Annuals Most annual flowers … Read more

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Attracting Mason Bees

May 2018- Attracting Beneficial Pollinators

The Importance of Pollinators Pollinators are organisms that carry pollen from one flower to another. Key pollinators include birds, bees, butterflies, bats, beetles, and even ants. In the U.S. there are over 150 food crops which require animal pollination in order to produce fruit and seeds needed for reproduction. Up to 95% of all flowering … Read more

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April 2018- We Are Diggin’ April

April is the time of year that the threat of snow and freezing temperatures give way to warmer, longer days. Although it is too early to start planting tender annuals, the soil is starting to warm up and become workable, making this the ideal time to plant trees. Spring blooming trees are a welcome sign of … Read more

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March 2018- A Healthy Lawn Starts Now

With spring right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about what you can do to achieve and maintain a healthy lawn. All it takes is just a few easy do-it-yourself steps and you can enjoy a lawn full of lush, green grass all season long. Fertilizer In late February grass is starting … Read more

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Bouquets

February 2018- The Symbolism of Flower Colors

We all know that February is the month of love and romance but do you also know that there is symbolism in the color of the flowers that we buy for ourselves and others? RED No matter where the color red is used it makes a bold statement. It is a symbol of passion, desire, … Read more

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Joys Of Bird Watching

January 2018- Discover The Joys of Bird Watching

Every year, an estimated 85 million Americans enjoy feeding, observing or photographing wild birds. Only one hobby, gardening, has more fans. Bird watching, sometimes called birding, is a great hobby to get involved in. Bird watching is a great way to get in touch with nature and anyone can do it. It requires little or … Read more

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Deterring Deer

December 2017- Tips & Tricks To Deter Deer

As a gardener, few things can be more frustrating than discovering that the plant that was thriving yesterday, was a midnight snack for a doe-eyed herbivore or her male counterpart. Herbivores are animals that feed primarily on grass and other plants and deer fall under this classification. Deer can wreak havoc on your ornamental plants … Read more

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Old Pumpkins

November 2017- Re-purposing Your Pumpkins

Now that Halloween is officially over you are probably thinking about tossing your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns into the garbage. Before you do so, here are some suggestions on re-purposing your pumpkins. IMPORTANT: These suggestions for reusing pumpkins are for pumpkins that are free of wax, paint, preserving sealants, glitter, & artificial decorations. Compost Today For … Read more

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October 2017- Fall Is The Perfect Time To Divide Perennials

With summer in our rearview mirror and fall officially at our doorstep, now is the perfect time to divide your perennials. This is because dividing your perennials can be stressful and they’ll recover better from the shock in cooler, wetter conditions. Dividing perennials is not only a great way to save money by getting plantings … Read more

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seed saving

September 2017- Collecting & Saving Flower Seeds

Saving flower seeds is not only a great method of saving money and preserving your favorite flowering plants for next year’s plantings, it is also a simple task that allows you to share plants from your yard and garden for generations to come. The best seeds to collect and save are heirloom and open-pollinated plants. … Read more

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