Garden Tips

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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Fall Front Porch Decorations

By |October 4th, 2021|

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Select and plant spring-flowering bulbs now

By |September 2nd, 2021|

As fall approaches, many perennial plants are ready to go dormant for the winter. Now is the time to start thinking about next spring’s floral display and planting spring-flowering bulbs.

Since spring bulbs need a cold period during the winter in order to bloom, the best time to plant is late September through October to allow […]

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Perennial of the Month – Fall Asters

By |September 2nd, 2021|

Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads that range in color from white to blue to purple. They bring delightful beauty to the garden in late summer and autumn, when many of our summer blooms may be fading. Here’s how to grow asters in your garden!
ABOUT ASTERS
There are quite a few species and varieties of asters out there! […]

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Cutting Flowers & Planting More Fall Crops!

By |September 2nd, 2021|

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Four Reasons to Deadhead

By |August 4th, 2021|

Summer is here, and with it come more flowers to enjoy. But don’t forget deadheading—the removal of spent blossoms. Regular deadheading encourages many plants to flower for longer. Here are four reasons to keep up with this chore—plus, tips on how to deadhead flowers. 
1. PROLONG THE BLOOM
Removing spent flowerheads is one of the best ways to extend the […]

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