Poinsettia Care

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Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) remain one of the most popular holiday flowers. Hybridizers have expanded the range of colors from the familiar red to pastel yellow and vibrant bi-colors. One of the most common questions after Christmas is “How can I care for my poinsettia so that it will bloom again next Christmas?”. While this can be done, it’s a very … Read More

Painting With Plants

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Much like an artist uses oils, the gardener uses plants to paint strokes of color across the landscape. Part of the art and beauty of gardening lies in the ability to combine nature’s hues in a way that delights the eye and engages the viewer. Some instinctively know which colors work well together and the exact shade to use to … Read More

Poinsettia Care

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Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) remain one of the most popular holiday flowers. Hybridizers have expanded the range of colors from the familiar red to pastel yellow and vibrant bi-colors. One of the most common questions after Christmas is “How can I care for my poinsettia so that it will bloom again next Christmas?”. While this can be done, it’s a very … Read More

Merry Wreaths

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Sleigh bells jingling; children caroling; the warm, sweet scent of treats fresh from the oven: The winter holidays are a magical time filled with goodwill and the good company of family and friends. Such a special time of year deserves to be celebrated with special decorations. So this season, why not move beyond the old balsam wreath with the large … Read More

November Tips & Trends

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Lawns This fall we have been fighting again the sod webworm issue. As with last fall the nasty worms have eaten many of lawns in this area. One notices large brown areas and upon closer inspection see the blades of the grass eaten. The adult stage of the worm can many times be seen flying out of the lawn in … Read More

Amaryllis Planting and Care

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Amaryllis Quick Tips: Planting Period: October until the end of April. Flowering Period: Late December until the end of June. Flowering time is 7-10 weeks. Larger bulbs produce more flowers. Always store un-planted bulbs in a cool place between 40-50 deg. F. Amaryllis-One of a Kind Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom. This can … Read More

Cool Weather Vegetable Plants

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Many vegetables are well adapted to planting in the summer for fall harvest, which will extend the gardening season so you can continue to harvest fresh produce after earlier crops have finished producing. The fall harvest can be extended even further if you protect the plants from early frosts or plant them in cold frames or hotbeds. Many cool-season vegetables, … Read More

Great Looks for Fall Color

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Fall is right around the corner and it is a glorious time.  The countryside is virtually exploding with oranges, reds, golds and yellows.  This is a great time of the year to enjoy the out-of-doors.  It is also a great time for fall gardens as autumn mums and perennials finish the season with a flourish.