Preparing Your Roses For Winter

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As winter approaches we turn our attention to preparing the garden for slumber. Beds are mulched, perennials are cut back, tender bulbs are lifted and stored, and we prepare to protect our roses from winter’s chill. The timing of your winter rose care will be determined by your area, however, a helpful reminder is to use Thanksgiving as a deadline … Read More

Got Milkweed? Butterflies love this plant and you should too!

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MILKWEED BASICS Milkweeds (Asclepias) get their name from the sticky white sap that oozes from the leaves when they are damaged. More than 100 species of this herbaceous perennial are native to the U.S. and Canada. Many have adapted to different regions of the country and a wide range of climates and terrains, from deserts and rocky areas to marshes … Read More

May Garden Newsletter

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VEGETABLE GARDENING Warm temperatures are here and your plants should be growing well. As temperatures continue to rise you may have to adjust watering. Remember ideally water in mornings, do not water the leaves, and soak deep. Deep watering’s fewer times a week is better than shallow watering’s every day. Rainfall, humidity, and high temperatures make fungus prime for vegetables. … Read More