Gardening Tips

Ring in Spring With a Touch of Purple and Pink

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Color, texture, height…this mix of plants has it all!


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Planting Tomatoes

By |May 2nd, 2017|

For most of the country, May is tomato-planting time. There’s really no reason to rush to plant your tomatoes in spring. It is important to wait until the soil warms and dries and to take the time to build up fertility for this fast-growing veggie. Here are some tips to help you grow the best tomatoes this year: […]

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Get Beautiful Garden Color Fast!

By |May 2nd, 2017|

You’ve decided to add color to your garden. And you’d like to do it now. But where to begin?
A good first step in choosing a garden’s color palette is to establish mood and emotion. Do you envision it as a serene and peaceful haven, where you and your family can be rejuvenated and unwind? Or does a lively and energizing space for entertaining and outdoor activities have more appeal? Do your tastes lean to the traditional, or are you more attracted to modern, trendy environments? Whatever you see as your ideal garden space, give initial attention to how you want yourself and others to feel when they are in it. You can create a desired emotional response just with color! Hot hues – reds, oranges and yellows – are dramatic, stimulating and energizing, and lift the spirits on cloudy days. Cool tones – blues, aquas, greens and purples, as well as most pastels – are soothing and relaxing. […]

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Create a Pollinator Garden

By |March 28th, 2017|

What you can do?

Tips for Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden Habitat

By planting a pollinator-friendly garden you are making a difference for honey bees, bumble bees, other bees and pollinators that bring us 1 in every 3 bites of food.
Establishing habitat can be challenging but there are certain things you can do to make it […]

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Get Creative with Succulents

By |March 28th, 2017|

Not many plants are as tolerant of their growing conditions like succulents are. Here’s how to make an easy table top design that is beautiful on its own, or works as a part of a larger project such as a fairy garden.

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Earth Day 2017

By |March 28th, 2017|

This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather!
Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This […]

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Creating A Fall Garden Bed

By |August 30th, 2016|

Are you overloaded with new ideas for perennial beds and borders after visiting friends or public display gardens? Seen lots of unfamiliar and interesting new plants at the nursery? If so, Fall is an excellent time to prepare new beds for planting now or in the Spring. The cooler temperatures, weaker sunlight and shorter days […]

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Pollinator Gardens

By |July 5th, 2016|

Pollinators require two essential components in their habitat: somewhere to nest and flowers from which to gather nectar and pollen. Native plants are undoubtedly the best source of food for pollinators, because plants and their pollinators have coevolved. Many varieties of garden plants are also good for these important insects.

In many landscapes, flowers have been […]

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How To Prune Tomatoes

By |June 1st, 2016|

When growing tomatoes, the ultimate goal is to help the plant yield as much ripe fruit as possible. If you’re growing indeterminate or “vining” varieties (Big Boy, Beef Master, most heirlooms), pruning your plants to remove unwanted shoots and leaves ensures that all the nutrients are going to the tomatoes. If you’re growing a determinate […]

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Our Favorite Hydrangeas

By |May 1st, 2016|

5 Great Hydrangeas Every Garden Should Have […]

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