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Archive for September, 2010

Got Shade? Consider Woodland Wildflowers

To drive around some neighborhoods, you’d think that the only plants that will grow in shade are hostas and impatiens. Yes, these are lovely plants, but there’s a whole world of other shade-loving plants out there! If you’re looking to expand an existing shade garden, or you’re tired of struggling to grow lawn or sun-loving [...]

September 30, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · 4 Comments
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Layer Bulbs for Big Color in a Small Space

A simple trick to get long-lasting color from your bulb garden is to layer the bulbs at planting time. In general, the larger the bulb, the deeper it should be planted. To layer bulbs, you plant the largest bulbs first, then plant smaller bulbs in layers above them. Here’s how: 1. Choose a variety of [...]

September 23, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · 7 Comments
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The Secret to Successful Wildflowers: It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

First Year Annuals "How do I get best results from my wildflower planting?" It’s a question I get over and over. So assuming you purchased a quality wildflower seed mix with a nice variety of annuals and perennials and may (or may not) have read the instructions that came with the mix, here are the [...]

September 21, 2010 · Mike Lizotte · 3 Comments
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Fall is for Planting!

Mixed Fall-Planting Bulbs Many gardeners think that spring is the best time to plant. We're glad to get outdoors and get our hands in the soil after a long winter…. and we assume plants feel the same way. Although spring is the time to plant vegetables and bedding plants (petunias and impatiens, for example) it's [...]

September 2, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · 2 Comments
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