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Archive for March, 2012

Can’t Water?

There are many reasons why gardeners are unable to water their plants as frequently as they would like; there could be water restrictions in their region, the garden plot could be hard to reach, or they are working on conservation and wanting to garden simply by the means of Mother Nature. It doesn’t matter what type of gardener you are – There are many seed, bulb, and perennial plant choices that will tolerate dry conditions and provide a long-lasting, vibrant show of color!

March 29, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Cut Away!

One of the greatest rewards of a garden bursting in blooms is being able to cut a few of your favorites to bring inside for a gorgeous summer bouquet, or to give to a lucky friend. Those who can’t seem to have enough fresh flowers should consider planting a cut flower garden – It makes cutting blooms guilt-free!

March 27, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Greenhouses a Woe? Direct Sow!

When most think of starting vegetable gardens from seed, they immediately picture greenhouses, growing lights, and months of preparation. Although this is one way (and for some varieties, the only way) to grow vegetables from seed, there are many varieties that will thrive and produce delicious crops simply by being directly planted in the ground or in containers.

March 22, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 3 Comments
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Think Spring: Vigorous Vines

Vines can quickly become the focal point of any garden – Plant them to grow up an arbor, wind around a trellis, or even train them to grow up the walls of your home or shed. Their vigorous growth and beautiful blooms make them a popular staple for both big and small space gardens.

March 19, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Think Spring: Preparing Your Soil

Like children, plants need a healthy environment to thrive and mature to their fullest potential. As spring is just around the corner, or already here for many, it is time to prepare your soil for planting. This is a simple and fulfilling process and your plants will thank you (with their beautiful blooms or delicious crops) when they have just the right environment to grow.

March 16, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away!

With the funky weather we have been having in the past few years, it seems as though Mother Nature is either sending too much or not enough rain our way. Those who find themselves becoming drenched in the spring and summer months, or are having problems with standing water and flooding, should explore the idea of creating a rain garden.

March 13, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 4 Comments
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Growing Vegetables – Can You Contain It?

It is a common misconception that you need a large plot of land to grow your own delicious vegetables. All you really need are sufficient containers, sunlight, and lots of love! Many varieties of vegetables, with a little care, can be grown in containers on balconies, patios, or even as an added aesthetic element to your existing garden.

March 9, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Celebrate Earth Day With Custom Seed Packets

Each year, Earth Day reminds us how important it is to take care of the earth and can also be a wonderful opportunity for your business to “go green.” One of the best, most inexpensive ways to do so is to create a custom seed packet for an Earth Day promotion.

March 5, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Plant Asparagus for Years of Harvest

Everyone loves the versatility and fresh, crisp flavor of Asparagus. It’s perfect for summer grilling, steaming, stir fries and can even be canned or frozen for winter storage. Why not grow your own and enjoy fresh Asparagus every summer? Planting and growing Asparagus is easy – Just follow these simple steps!

March 1, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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