Garden Tips

And the Winners are… 2018 Plants of the Year!

By |March 1st, 2018|


Candidates for the Proven Winners’ Plant of the Year are judged stringently by growers, retailers and home gardeners against the five criteria: Easy to Grow, Iconic, Readily Available, Perfect for Baskets or Containers and Outstanding Landscape Performance. Plants are selected that are easy for everyone to grow and deliver […]

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Children in the Garden

By |March 1st, 2018|

A garden is a wonderful place for a child to experience the natural world and learn how things grow. It is a place of wonder and surprise that excites the imagination as it teaches valuable lessons about the environment, responsibility, and discipline. With a little planning and effort-and a little help from you-your child can […]

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February Newsletter

By |February 12th, 2018|


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10 Romantic Flowers and their Meanings

By |February 1st, 2018|

A bouquet of flowers is the perfect gift for a loved one, friend or family member.

Asides from being aesthetically pleasing, each flower has a different symbolic meaning.

So if you’re considering buying some flowers as a romantic gesture, what do you need to know before you purchase?


1. Yellow Daffodil
The Yellow Daffodil represents new beginnings. It is […]

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Growing flowering plants from seed: Easier than you think!

By |February 1st, 2018|

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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By |January 10th, 2018|

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10 Houseplants That Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

By |January 3rd, 2018|

January 10th is “Houseplant Appreciation Day”. In honor of this little-known holiday, we wanted to take a closer look at the top ten houseplants that have the ability to naturally improve the air quality in your home.

All of these indoor houseplants were analyzed by NASA in 1989. They found that each had a unique way […]

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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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