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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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Shad Plants put on a show

Shade Plants Put on a Show

Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade.

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Recipe for a Successful Garden

Recipe for a Successful Garden

A garden is as distinct and individual as your tastes will allow. Whether you like it hot and spicy-with herbs and peppers that sing with flavor-or subtle blends of flavorful veggies and culinary herbs, it is easier than you think to have success in the garden and in the kitchen.

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Three Myths About Organic Gardening

Three Myths About Organic Gardening

You hear the words in the media, you see the products in the stores and you may even know a neighbor who practices it. But what exactly is organic gardening? Simply put, it means using only fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable, and not synthetic or chemical, origin. And, although the

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Creating a Haven for Happy Houseplants

Create a Haven for Houseplants

Are you looking for the secret to happy houseplants? With the days getting colder, now is the time to create an indoor oasis ahead of winter’s lack of green and growing things.

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10 Tips Before You Prune

10 Tips Before You Prune

Winter is a great time to see the architecture of trees and bushes without the leaves. When temps are above freezing as the ice and snow melts, look for crossing branches and dead, diseased, or damaged wood.

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Spring Garden Cleanup

Spring Garden Cleanup

A few warm days and we get spring fever! It’s still too early in the season for clearing yard and garden debris. Why? For starters, we may have more snow and bitter cold before the last frost date, which is usually around May 15.

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Build a Monarch Garden

Build a Monarch Garden

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…Here’s a garden design that will attract Monarch butterflies and it only uses three perennials groupings. It’s pretty, too!

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How to attract hummingbirds

How to Attract Hummingbirds

The Ruby-throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird that visits our area. Hummers start to arrive in our area around May 1. One tip for attracting hummingbirds is to offer a sugar water mixture during hot, dry weather that is one-quarter cup of sugar per cup of water.

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