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Raised Bed Inspiration

By |May 2nd, 2022|

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Raised Bed Gardening

By |May 2nd, 2022|

Raised bed gardening is a simple technique that can improve the health and productivity of your garden. Raised beds have better soil structure and drainage, allowing the soil to warm up earlier in the season, and giving you a head start on spring.

Stubborn perennial weeds can be less of a problem in raised beds than […]

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Spraying Fruit Trees & Planting Peppers

By |March 2nd, 2022|

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Growing Guide to Summer Flowering Bulbs

By |March 2nd, 2022|

Some flower bulbs are meant to be planted once the soil is warmer. Here’s a fantastic chart with those spring-planted bulbs that flower all summer long and often into the fall for amazing color! Think dahlias, lilies, gladiolus, iris, begonia, and more! We list the name, hardiness zone, sun/shade, blooming season, and more!

Common Name
Hardiness Zone
Soil
Sun/Shade
Spacing […]

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Growing flowering plants from seed: Easier than you think!

By |March 1st, 2022|

Do you envision your garden to be a lush haven with an abundance of healthy plants and colorful flowers, with a constant show of hardy perennials and cheery annuals? Or do you see your dream garden filled with an abundance of vegetables and herbs, including some of the popular heirloom varieties of tomatoes, peppers or […]

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Houseplant of the Month: Schefflera Arboricola

By |November 1st, 2021|

Schefflera Arboricola
Also called “umbrella trees,” schefflera plants are popular houseplants that can flourish for years with the right care. Here’s what you need to know.

Place plants in bright, indirect light or grow outside in bright sunlight in zones 10 to 12.
 
Plant schefflera in containers with potting mix.
 
Water when the top inch of […]

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It’s Time To Bring Houseplants Indoors

By |November 1st, 2021|

Step 1 – Figure Out What You Want to Bring Inside

Walk around your garden and gather what you want to save. Think about your succulents, perennials and herbs out in the garden. Even, window boxes, displays and smaller containers can survive indoors with a little bit of help.

Once you have gathered everything you want to […]

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Storing Dahlias

By |November 1st, 2021|

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Perennial of the Month: Red Fountain Grass

By |October 4th, 2021|

Pennisetum setaceum is a tender perennial fountain grass that is native to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. It is a rapid-growing, clump-forming grass that produces arching, linear, narrow green leaves to 3’ tall and late summer flower spikes that rise above the foliage to 4’ tall. In warm areas where in may be grown […]

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Scary Pumpkin Design Ideas

By |October 4th, 2021|

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