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Archive for April, 2012

Get Gardenin’ Giveaway!

Until May 15th we are giving away:

$25 Gift Certificate every day and
$250 Grand Prize Gift Certificate at the end of the contest!

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April 30, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Strawberry Fun!

What could be more fun than growing your own fresh, delicious strawberries for jams, pies, freezing for winter use, and everything in between? Some gardeners are intimidated by growing their own strawberries but they can be simple to grow, and extremely rewarding, by choosing the right variety for your purpose and following some easy care tips.

April 27, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Small Spaces, Big Statements!

Whether it’s planting in containers, city gardening, or trying to squeeze those extra few plants in to an existing garden, many gardeners are looking for unique ideas for their small outdoor spaces. What many don’t realize is that there is a large, diverse variety of plants that will thrive in smaller spaces and, when planted together, make a huge statement in any outdoor space!

April 25, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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When Spring Blooms Fade

With the gorgeous display of spring blooms fading in much of the country, our customers are asking “What do I do when my spring flowers have faded?” We are here to help with instructions on how (and why) to care for your precious bulbs once they have finished blooming for the spring.

April 20, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Tips on Commercial Seeding of Wildflowers

A question that comes up often when consulting with commercial clients is “What is the best way to sow a larger area?” In most cases they have some heavy duty equipment to work with, making the installation simple and cost effective for them. Some popular installation methods include hydroseeding, using a seed drill, or using a 3 point hitch spreader, all which are effective ways to sow a wildflower meadow.

April 16, 2012 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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Hostas: The Cornerstone of Shade Gardens

It’s no surprise that Hostas are one of the most popular perennials for shady gardens; they thrive in most hardiness zones, add unique texture to the garden and provide a dramatic accent to some of your favorite blooms. There are many different varieties of Hostas, also known as Plantain Lilies, ranging from the classic green to stunning blue that will become dependable, hardy cornerstones in your garden.

April 13, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Warmest March Ever Recorded: Seed Man Says, “Go Jump in a Lake!”

As last month was the warmest March ever recorded in history, many gardeners are anxious and ready to get their hands dirty. This reminds us of the Seed Man’s thoughts on early planting and we hope you enjoy his explanation of why he tells gardeners to “Go jump in a lake!”

April 10, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Vegetable Seeds, Wildflowers

Gardening for the Birds

Birds are one of the most fascinating creatures to watch and their chirps are often the first sign that spring has arrived. As a gardener, there are several ways to create an environment that will both attract and help our winged friends. By planting a garden that provides food and shelter for birds, you will create a beneficial, lively habitat in your own outdoor space.

April 6, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Effortless Blooms

Although weeding, watering, staking and all the other get-your-hands-dirty aspects of gardening are therapeutic to many, some gardeners are looking for an easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow solution for a space filled with blooms. Fortunately, there are quite a few varieties of seed, bulbs, and plants that require little care, staking, and are disease-resistant.

April 3, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , , , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers