Garden Tips

Houseplant of the Month: Phalaenopsis Orchid

By |January 14th, 2020|

If you are lucky enough to have a Phalaenopsis, you are about to enter the wonderful world of growing orchids! Phals are one of the easiest orchids to grow in the home. If you follow a few basic requirements, these plants will reward you with several months of beautiful blooms.

How often you water will depend […]

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Indoor Gardening with Kids

By |January 14th, 2020|

When the outdoor garden is tucked away for the winter — the saplings supported, the grass seed sown and the spring bulbs tucked snugly away in their flower beds — it’s time for indoor gardening fun!
Many plants can be successfully grown indoors by children, including the pits and seeds of many grocery items (who […]

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NEW! Winter Seed Sowing!

By |January 14th, 2020|

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Christmas Tree Care

By |December 2nd, 2019|

1. Make a fresh cut.
Before you bring the tree into your home and place it in a stand, re-cut the trunk at least one inch from the bottom just before putting it in the stand. Even if you just cut it on a choose and cut farm, this re-opens the tree stem so it can […]

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Poinsettia Plant Care Tips

By |December 2nd, 2019|

Holiday Poinsettia Plant Care

Poinsettia care begins with proper light, water, and temperature conditions. During the holidays, while in full bloom, they typically enjoy semi-cool, humid locations in bright, indirect light with plenty of moisture. Poinsettia plants should be watered thoroughly, taking care not to drown them by ensuring adequate drainage is available. Likewise, avoid […]

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How to Make a Door Swag

By |December 2nd, 2019|

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Christmas Cactus

By |December 2nd, 2019|

Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! When they bloom, they produce colorful, tubular flowers in pink or lilac colors. Their beautiful flowers, long bloom time, and easy care requirements make them a wonderful plant. We’ll bet someone in your family has a Christmas cactus!

Unlike many other cacti, Christmas cacti and their relatives don’t live in […]

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Preparing Your Roses For Winter

By |November 1st, 2019|

As winter approaches we turn our attention to preparing the garden for slumber. Beds are mulched, perennials are cut back, tender bulbs are lifted and stored, and we prepare to protect our roses from winter’s chill. The timing of your winter rose care will be determined by your area, however, a helpful reminder is to […]

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Houseplant of the Month: Norfolk Island Pine

By |November 1st, 2019|

Norfolk Island Pine Plant Features
An easy-care houseplant, Norfolk Island pine is a festive holiday plant you can enjoy all year long! During the holidays, its needled branches look right at home decorated as a Christmas tree. After the holidays pass, remove the decorations and enjoy its classic look (and air-purifying powers) anywhere in your home.
Though […]

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Is there still time to plant?

By |November 1st, 2019|

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