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

10 Romantic Flowers and their Meanings

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A bouquet of flowers is the perfect gift for a loved one, friend or family member. Asides from being aesthetically pleasing, each flower has a different symbolic meaning. So if you’re considering buying some flowers as a romantic gesture, what do you need to know before you purchase? 1. Yellow Daffodil The Yellow Daffodil represents new beginnings. It is also … Read More

Growing flowering plants from seed: Easier than you think!

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Do you envision your garden to be a lush haven with an abundance of healthy plants and colorful flowers, with a constant show of hardy perennials and cheery annuals? Or do you see your dream garden filled with an abundance of vegetables and herbs, including some of the popular heirloom varieties of tomatoes, peppers or eggplant? Whatever your dreams and … 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