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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO PLANT!

Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.

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Summer Gardening Tips

There are tricks to keeping that midsummer gardening going full tilt! By now, you should have harvested some goodies. But to keep your vegetable plants healthy, finish up that harvest strong, and start new plantings for fall, here is the basic “to do” list.

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Hosta Care

Hosta is virtually carefree and comes back reliably year after year. Hardy in USDA zones 3-9, this tough plant performs well in most landscapes, even for beginning gardeners.

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Prevent Lawn Damage from Dogs

Homeowners are always telling us about the damage their dog does to their yard. If you are a dog owner, then your landscape probably has at least a couple, probably more, yellow spots where the grass has been damaged by urine or water.

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FAQ About Rhubarb

hubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a beautiful and low maintenance perennial with large ruffled, green leaves on top of red stalks. Only the red stalks are edible and appreciated for their tart flavor in jams, pies, and sauces.

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Do Mosquito and Bug-Repellent Plants Work?

o attracts bugs and mosquitoes! Fortunately, there are several ways to repel bugs, and the best way is to plant bug repellant plants so you wont have to worry about buying a pesticide solution; these plants’ oils repel bad bugs naturally!

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Create a Butterfly Garden!

Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area. 

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Why Is Milkweed So Important?

Monarchs and milkweed. They go together like a horse and carriage! Every gardener knows this now because of the recent public media campaign to save the Monarch butterflies from extinction. 

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6 Tips for Summer Garden Success

As summer vacations and activities kick into high gear, it’s tempting to forget about garden upkeep and focus on fun and sun. But taking time out for a few simple tasks can reduce summer stresses for you and your plants.

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