Pizza Planter

They say the way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach, so why not say Happy Father’s day this year with a ‘Pizza Planter’? It is a fun and playful way to tell all the Dads out there how much you care – plus who can resist pizza? The key to this planter is combining […]

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Ring in Spring With a Touch of Purple and Pink

Color, texture, height…this mix of plants has it all!


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Planting Tomatoes

For most of the country, May is tomato-planting time. There’s really no reason to rush to plant your tomatoes in spring. It is important to wait until the soil warms and dries and to take the time to build up fertility for this fast-growing veggie. Here are some tips to help you grow the best tomatoes this year: […]

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Get Beautiful Garden Color Fast!

You’ve decided to add color to your garden. And you’d like to do it now. But where to begin?
A good first step in choosing a garden’s color palette is to establish mood and emotion. Do you envision it as a serene and peaceful haven, where you and your family can be rejuvenated and unwind? Or does a lively and energizing space for entertaining and outdoor activities have more appeal? Do your tastes lean to the traditional, or are you more attracted to modern, trendy environments? Whatever you see as your ideal garden space, give initial attention to how you want yourself and others to feel when they are in it. You can create a desired emotional response just with color! Hot hues – reds, oranges and yellows – are dramatic, stimulating and energizing, and lift the spirits on cloudy days. Cool tones – blues, aquas, greens and purples, as well as most pastels – are soothing and relaxing. […]

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Caring For Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets make a wonderful gift for Mom on Mother’s Day, or any occasion really! Container gardening is easier than you think, and hanging baskets make a lovely addition to any porch or patio. Whether you plant your own from the start, or simply purchase a ready-to-go basket, there are some simple guidelines you can follow to keep your hanging baskets blooming all spring and summer long. […]

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April Gardening Tips

For Your Lawn
Lime and fertilize lawn and apply pre-emergent control to prevent crabgrass. Re-seed areas of winter-killed lawn.
For Your Vegetable Garden
Plant peppers, tomatoes, and other warm-weather crops after all danger of frost has passed.

Top-dress beds with aged manure.
For Your Flower Beds
Prune hybrid tea and floribunda roses.

Feed tulip beds with 5-10-5 fertilizer.

Clean water gardens before growth […]

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December Garden Tips

Holiday Trees
Nothing enhances a festive mood like the scent of fresh evergreens. Follow these tips to make the most of your holiday greenery:

Choose a Christmas tree that has firm needles that don’t fall from branches when handling the tree. Individual needles should bend rather than snap if you pinch them between your fingers. Also, inspect the stump; the cut end of a fresher tree will be moist and may have some sticky sap on it yet.
When you get the tree home, cut 2 inches off the base of the trunk. Plunge the freshly cut stump into a bucket of water. Trees can absorb 1 gallon of water in the first 24 hours. Check the water level in your tree stand twice a day for the first week. Add water as needed. Each day, trees can drink roughly 1 quart of water for every inch of trunk diameter.
If your tree dries out, the wound likely healed over and stopped absorbing water. Make a fresh cut on the stump and it can absorb water again. […]

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October Garden Tips

For many of us, the crisp days of autumn mean a bounty of pumpkins for carving jack-o-lanterns or baking scrumptious pies along with the ingathering of all the other fruits of our labor. But for countless backyard gardeners, autumn is the time to ‘strut their stuff’ before the crowds that gather time again, at local […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Blog, Garden Tips|Comments Off on October Garden Tips

Why Plant (or Transplant) in the Fall?

Here are a few simple (although often unrealized) reasons why fall is the ideal season for planting:

Air temperatures are beginning to drop but soil temps remain warm, actually warmer than in the spring. This, coupled with increased rainfall, allows roots to get established quicker.  Warm ground is great for encouraging fast root development and with strong roots, your plant will be well established by next year.  If the same plant is planted in the Spring, it gets a slower start because soils are cooler. […]

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A Bit of Chrysanthemum History

“If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow Chrysanthemums.” (Chinese philosopher)

More than just a late-season garden booster, Chrysanthemums are used throughout the world in medicine, pest controls, edibles and teas. They are plants that have continually proved their worth, in both utility and beauty, since ancient times.

Chrysanthemums have been used and revered by the Chinese since at least the early 15th century, according to the National Chrysanthemum Society USA, “As an herb, it was believed to have the power of life. Legend has it that the boiled roots were used as a headache remedy; young sprouts and petals were eaten in salads; and leaves were brewed for a festive drink.” […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Blog, Garden Tips|Comments Off on A Bit of Chrysanthemum History