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Hosta Care

By |July 1st, 2022|

Hosta is virtually carefree and comes back reliably year after year. Hardy in USDA zones 3-9, this tough plant performs well in most landscapes, even for beginning gardeners.

Foliage occurs in shades of green, blue, white, gold, chartreuse and variegated patterns. Pointed leaves are heart-shaped or elongated, with smooth, pleated or wavy texture that creates depth […]

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Create a Butterfly Garden!

By |June 1st, 2022|

Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area. A container garden consisting of a few carefully selected bushes and flowering plants may be all […]

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Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Bell Peppers

By |June 1st, 2022|

Peppers are a warm-season crop that comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. More good news: Most varieties resist garden pests! See our guide to planting, growing, harvesting peppers.

About Bell Peppers

Peppers have a long growing season (60 to 90 days), so most home gardeners buy starter pepper plants at the garden nursery rather […]

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We’re seeing purple!

By |June 1st, 2022|

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About Tomatoes

By |May 2nd, 2022|

When growing tomatoes and reading about them—on our website, store signs, and plant tags—you eventually encounter a lot of tomato growing terms. Determinate and indeterminate. Hybrid and heirloom. VFNT and SWV. What does all this mean? 
Determinate and Indeterminate
When selecting tomato varieties, you must choose between plants with different types of growth habits called determinate or […]

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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
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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