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Poinsettia Care

By |November 27th, 2017|

Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) remain one of the most popular holiday flowers. Hybridizers have expanded the range of colors from the familiar red to pastel yellow and vibrant bi-colors. One of the most common questions after Christmas is “How can I care for my poinsettia so that it will bloom again next Christmas?”. While this can be done, it’s a very fussy, exacting process and since the plants are not that expensive, you might just choose to start fresh next year.
For those of you who are undaunted, the process for saving your poinsettia and getting it to rebloom begins with the care you give it the first season. […]

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December Garden Tips

By |November 27th, 2017|

Get Ready For Winter

Clean, oil and store tools for the winter.
Prepare snow-blower for winter use. Consider a tune-up and servicing.
Apply winter fertilizer on lawn after the last mowing. This can be done around the same time as your lime application.
Consolidate all your garden notes for the year-favorite varieties, […]

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Merry Wreaths

By |November 27th, 2017|

Sleigh bells jingling; children caroling; the warm, sweet scent of treats fresh from the oven: The winter holidays are a magical time filled with goodwill and the good company of family and friends. Such a special time of year deserves to be celebrated with special decorations. So this season, why not move beyond the old balsam wreath with the large red bow and create some holiday sparkle all your own? Just look around your yard and home and you’re sure to find the markings for the very merriest of wreaths. […]

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Water Garden Care: Fall-Winter

By |November 1st, 2017|

Cleaning the Pond (Sept-Nov)

Clean out any debris that may have fallen into the pond and sunk to the bottom. Decaying materials, such as leaves and twigs, release gases that are harmful or fatal to fish, should the surface become covered with ice. You may have to drain the pond to accomplish this task. Should you […]

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Amaryllis Planting and Care

By |November 1st, 2017|

Amaryllis Quick Tips:

Planting Period: October until the end of April.
Flowering Period:  Late December until the end of June.
Flowering time is 7-10 weeks.
Larger bulbs produce more flowers.
Always store un-planted bulbs in a cool place between 40-50 deg. F.

Amaryllis-One of a Kind
Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to […]

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Planting a Live Christmas Tree

By |November 1st, 2017|

Family traditions are a big part of the holiday season. Many families have created landscapes that are planted with evergreens from Christmas past. Memories grow on with Spruce, Fir and Pines that were once a part of the holiday festivities. Properly planned, a live tree can be decorated, enjoyed and eventually planted in the space […]

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Keep that greenery fresh this holiday season

By |November 1st, 2017|

The holiday season is fast approaching and soon it will be time to deck the halls with decorative greenery and boughs of holly. To make sure all your garland, swags, trees and kissing balls look their best make sure to use an anti-dessicant such as Wilt-Pruf® to keep your greens from drying out.
This is also […]

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Bonsai for Beginners

By |October 1st, 2017|

“Bonsai is not a race, nor is it a destination. It is a never-ending journey.”
Don’t let the fact that ‘bon-sai’ is an art studied and refined for many centuries scare you off, because you are perfectly capable to learn how to grow Bonsai trees without green thumbs. Make sure to pick the right tree species […]

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Birds in the Garden: Creating a Haven for Colorful Birds in Your Yard

By |October 1st, 2017|

Birds bring many benefits to our lives. They fill our gardens with song, bring a spark of color and interest to our winter landscapes, and also eat many garden pests. Attracting birds to your landscape is fun. Their needs are easy to meet and just about everyone can achieve success by providing them with three […]

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Crazy Pumpkin Carving Ideas

By |October 1st, 2017|

We thought we would share some of the most elaborate and create approaches to creating pumpkin carving masterpieces. Enjoy!

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