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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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Proper Pruning Protocol

Proper Pruning Protocol

The daily June $64,000 question for garden center horticulturists is: Why didn’t my ___________________ (forsythia, lilac, hydrangea, spirea, weigela) bloom this spring? If you dropped more than one species on that blank line, read on to get a handle on what’s amiss in your shrub border, and get a leg up on flowers for next year.

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How to plant a tree

How to Plant a Tree

There’s an old gardening piece of advice that says “the key to growing a great plant is to put a 50-cent specimen in a $5 hole.” This is no myth! Get your money’s worth by planting a tree correctly and caring for it while it grows.

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Christmas Cactus Care and Blooms

Just as the days are their darkest and winter begins, the Christmas cactus starts to bloom. The radiant petals of pink, red, white, or yellow are a highlight of the holiday season, and keep blooming until mid-winter.

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Remedy Common Problems in Your Yard

How to Remedy Common Yard Problems

The word lawn comes from the Middle English word launde, which meant a clearing in a woodland. It referred to those peaceful and serene meadows that you may encounter when hiking through a forest.

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Poinsettia Care Guide: Keep Your Blooms Beautiful

It’s easy to treat poinsettias like another Christmas decoration, one to put on display wherever they look best, and then kindly put away—or discard—when the holidays are over. But these festive plants are as alive and eager to grow as any of our year-round houseplants.

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Big Trees in the Landscape

Advantages of Big Trees in the Landscape

As kids, many of us made lots of great memories thanks to the towering trees around us. We remember the tire swing in the backyard of our childhood home, the trees we’d climb while camping at the lake, or the family picnics in the shade of a giant oak.

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Eliminating evergreen errors

Eliminating evergreen errors

Junipers, Yews, Boxwoods, Pines, Hemlocks — you name it in the evergreen family and chances are you’ll find what you need here to keep your evergreens happy, healthy, and beautiful.

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