Pruning Your Plants

It’s normal to feel uneasy about pruning, because once you cut it, it’s GONE!  If you’re unsure about when/how to prune your plants or shrubs, it’s hard to commit to it at all.   Pruning is vital to plant health because it not only tames unruly leaves and branches,...

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Growing Annuals

What's not to love about annuals?  They provide quick, nonstop color for your lawn, garden, or patio-- and come in nearly every color, shape, and size.  A few all-time favorites are marigolds, pansies, petunias, vincas and zinnias. Annual plants, just like their name...

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The Easy Way to Grow Your Own Organic Veggies

There’s absolutely nothing like garden-fresh vegetables-- especially if you grow them yourself.  In a perfect world, we'd all be able to maintain full vegetable gardens in our backyards, where we can always provide organic veggies at each meal.  But for most of us,...

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Gearing Up For Spring: The Ultimate Checklist

After being pent up all winter, we're all ready to say goodbye to coats and shorter days, and say hello to sunshine, flowers, and longer days.  It's almost time for Spring-- and even though WE are ready, are our trees and plants?  Before sprouting and blooming begins,...

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Winter Planting & Maintenance Checklist

Winter can be hard on your plants and gardens.  Here is a handy planting checklist to help you keep your lawns and gardens in check as the weather gets colder: Planning - Winter is usually a quiet season in the garden and is a good time to prepare for Spring.  Pick up...

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Fall and Winter Planting

A common misconception about planting is that it shouldn't be done in the fall and winter months.  Plants are not people-- they don't mind a little cold weather, and long as it's not extreme.  Actually, the best time to plant perennials, shrubs, and trees is in the...

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What is Plant Hardiness?

Hardiness?  What the heck does that mean? If you're new to planting and gardening, the term "hardiness" might be a new term for you.  Hardiness, in terms of planting, describes a plant's ability to survive adverse growing conditions.  So basically, hardiness tells you...

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