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Creating a Pollinator Paradise

Creating a Pollinator Paradise


Posted on Aug 18, 2017 | 0 comments

As much as we love to admire and sniff them, flowers aren’t just for our enjoyment. They are essential elements of the ecosystem. Winged bugs of all stripes love and depend on flowers for nutrition and survival. Let’s do our part to nurture a robust pollinator population by planting the right varieties that benefit them most.

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Want to install a garden structure in your landscape but aren’t sure what it’s called? You’re not alone! These common pieces of outdoor architecture share similar qualities and identifying correctly can be easier said than done. Learn what sets them apart and you’ll never be stumped again!

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10 Tricks for Fighting Ticks!

10 Tricks for Fighting Ticks!


Posted on Jul 14, 2017 | 0 comments

What do you get when a mild winter meets an early, wet summer? Ticks galore. As the mercury climbs the ticks’ territory expands and so does the likelihood of suffering a bite. Ticks are a very real threat to gardeners and it’s time to get serious about protecting our land and those we care about from this menace. Ticks can carry a host of nasty diseases that range from mild to life-changing and should be treated with extreme caution. Here’s some things you can do to arm yourself against this pernicious parasite.

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Whether you’re snipping roses for a sweetheart, turning hydrangeas into a wedding bouquet or arranging tulips into a classy centerpiece, there are few things as fulfilling for a gardener than presenting your work for all to see. But then there’s the dilemma of choosing to cut from your plants and leave them naked or keep the blooms intact outside while your indoors stays drab and flower-less. Why choose when you can have both? Plant a separate garden specifically for cutting and then snip away! Here are some pro tips to a get started on turning your space into a personal flower factory.

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Hyacinth or Grape Hyacinth?

Hyacinth or Grape Hyacinth?


Posted on Jul 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Hyacinth are great. They smell nice and are a favorite in springtime gardens. Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), while also wonderful, are not Hyacinth, though they share much in common. Don’t let their deceptively similar names throw you off, these are two entirely different (but equally lovable) plants. Time to learn the difference!

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Community gardens are just fun, weekend projects that are great for a light workout but not much else, right? Wrong! Gardening has a huge impact on the local environment, businesses and nature as a whole. Some of you already tend a personal garden, but perhaps you would like to get more involved in the community to lend your valuable experience and wisdom to local projects. This is your chance to start something amazing!

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Growing a Rabbit-proof Garden

Growing a Rabbit-proof Garden


Posted on Jun 12, 2017 | 0 comments

They’re cute, they’re soft, and to many gardeners they are a menace. Rabbits can clear a garden of foliage, flowers and fruit in a single night, making them some of the sneakiest and most destructive forces nature has in her arsenal. While there are many ways to fend off this cotton-tailed threat the effectiveness of each method depends on the situation. Just try a little of everything and see what works for you!

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Our Longest-Blooming Flowers

Our Longest-Blooming Flowers


Posted on May 11, 2017 | 0 comments

We dedicate so much time and energy to our gardens that it is only natural to want to get the most out of it. An easy way to ensure returns on our hard work is by growing plants with long seasons of appeal. Each of these plant varieties are known to feature long-blooming flowers for maximum beauty for months on end.

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