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Long Live Your Cut Flowers!

Long Live Your Cut Flowers!


Posted on Sep 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Are your flowers vase worthy? Find out which blooms live the longest in vases and learn the little tricks that ensure they stay fresh and perky long after they leave your garden! 

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The internet is an amazing place; a wizard of Oz wonderland where everything is colorful and interesting. But just like Oz things aren’t always as friendly or genuine as they appear. Many of the images we see of vibrant, exotic flowers have been edited beyond belief to tempt hapless gardeners into buying something that doesn’t actually exist in nature. Learning how to spot a fake is key to saving you from wasting money on a pretty lie.

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Winter may be months away, but that won’t stop us from eagerly planning our cold season gardens. At the top of our wishlist this year is a fresh face on the botanical scene:  Ice N’ Roses – the newest member of the Helleborus Gold Collection® that’s taking the nation by storm.

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Mosquitoes: those uninvited guests that love to give the gift that keeps on itching. These pests have plagued humanity since they burst from Pandora’s box and we’ve been at war with them ever since. Instead of constant swatting and harsh chemicals why not try some smart solutions to keep your garden pest free.

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In a world buzzing with constant clamor, movement and colors sometimes the best reprieve is silence, stillness, and nothingness. White flowers symbolize peace, fidelity, innocence, honesty and perfection. They deserve a place in our gardens beyond formal events like weddings and funerals. White is not a canvas to be filled, but an absence that makes the heart grow fonder.

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Making Dried Flowers

Making Dried Flowers


Posted on Aug 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Some believe that a flower is lovely because its beauty is fleeting, but for those of us who want to hold on to that image a bit longer drying those flowers is the best way to keep them forever. Save important memories like prom corsages and bridal bouquets or dry herbs and rose petals  to make delicious tea, natural medicines or potpourri. The uses for dried flowers are practically limitless!

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Let’s face it: succulents were invented for lazy people. They are so stubbornly durable that even the most lethal “brown thumb” gardeners can grow a bounty of lush greenery with ease. Sporting plump, dusky leaves and curious foliage shapes that can seem downright extraterrestrial who can possibly resist the charm of succulents?

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Berries for the Birds

Berries for the Birds


Posted on Aug 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Birders take heed – the best feeders in the world are those you can grow right in your yard. These four ornamental bushes are not only attractive enough to draw the eye but also produce a bounty of berries that draw flocks of birds as well!

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