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Why gardening during a pandemic is so comforting

By |August 1st, 2020|

We wanted to pass along this article which we thought to be very inspiring. Get out there and garden!

My friend passed along some vegetable seeds and my first burst of excitement has turned into dread.

With the struggle to slow COVID-19 leaving most households quarantined and food-obsessed (sourdough-starter sharing the least of it), I have these […]

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Perennial of the Month: Hardy Hibiscus

By |August 1st, 2020|

The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical hibiscus to the garden, but can withstand cold winter temperatures that kill the actual tropical varieties. Here’s how to grow hardy hibiscus in your garden!

Perennial hibiscus have big, disc-shaped, hollyhock-like flowers that can be 6 to 12 inches across. The perennial […]

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How’s Your Spring Planting Going?

By |August 1st, 2020|

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Planting a Container Full of Cool Colors!

By |May 1st, 2020|

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Perennial of the Month: Hosta

By |May 1st, 2020|

Hosta are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy to grow, hosta are long-lived—and may even outlive the gardener!
 
What’s neat about hosta is that there are so many sizes, heights, textures, and colors. Plus, they work in many kinds of gardens (patio, border, container, rock).Though mainly known for […]

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Houseplant of the Month: Easter Lily

By |April 2nd, 2020|

Did you know that Easter lilies are the fourth largest potted plant crop grown in the U.S.? With Easter approaching, no doubt many homes and churches will soon be graced with the fragrant and lovely white trumpet-shaped flowers, symbolic of spring, purity and the Lord’s Resurrection. But how can you enjoy your fragrant flower long […]

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Why We Garden

By |April 2nd, 2020|

Gardeners tend to be optimistic. The simple act of planting a tree shows vision, creativity and yes, even hope. Sowing seeds is an act of faith, a fundamental belief in the natural world. One knows that with fertile soil, water and light, anything is possible. Gardens of contentment are borne in cities and in the […]

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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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