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Archive for the ‘Gardening in Spring and Summer’ Category

Looking Back: How Pinterest Helped Me Get Through Winter

There is something therapeutic, soul enhancing and fun about planning, planting, weeding and generally being outside in the warmer months. This year, I got through the winter by maintaining an indoor herb garden, growing a variety of Amaryllis Bulbs, and plotting and scheming my spring garden on Pinterest.

April 14, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · No Comments
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Doing Good Through Gardening, Even During A Drought

While I wait for Mother Nature to bring us warmer days, I can’t help but wonder how all our customers in the drought stricken areas of the country are going to tackle their gardens this season.

April 12, 2015 · Mike Lizotte · No Comments
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Tips on Pruning Fall Planted Bulbs: Timing and Techniques

Cutting Back Fall-Planted Bulbs Fall bulbs include flowers such as daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinth. The best time to prune is after they bloom in the spring. Let the flower completely fall and the seed pod go brown.  If the green leaves have started to die back and have turned brown then it’s okay to prune. To prune, cut the [...]

April 10, 2015 · Heather Viani · No Comments
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Shade Loving And Deer Resistant – What’s Not To Love About Anemones?

Anemones are some of the most colorful, elegant blooms in the garden. Their common name, windflower, says it all. The full, bright blooms sway slightly on top of delicate stems on windy days. These easy-to-grow plants thrive in partial shade, but can tolerate full sun in colder areas. The vigorous growers may need to be dug [...]

April 5, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · No Comments
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Formal Or Not, Agapanthus Is A Compelling Addition To Any Garden

Agapanthus is an ancient plant, originating on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt, but in recent years has become a staple in a variety of modern gardens from the northeast to California.

March 28, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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How to Prepare Flower Gardens for Spring

Taking action in spring will give your garden the early boost it needs to look amazing throughout the seasons.

March 23, 2015 · Heather Viani · Comments Closed
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Winter 2015 Photo Contest Winners

View the gorgeous winning photos of our 2015 Winter Photo Contest.

March 15, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Peony Growing Tip: How to Prolong Cut Blooms

Peony blooms are some of the most rewarding, fragrant treats of the spring garden and make for amazing cut bouquets. Aren’t happy with the longevity of your blooms? Try our simple growing tip for longer-lasting cut flowers!

March 7, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Plant Alyssum to Help Naturally Protect Lettuce Crops

A new study by horticulturist Eric Brennan, from the Agricultural Research Service, shows that organic lettuce growers in California are using Alyssum (Lobularia maritime) as a companion plant, to help naturally protect their crops from destructive aphids.

March 1, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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All About Begonias

Begonias are the stars of the shade garden, with colorful, dazzling blooms that open up in the late summer. Begonias love rich, moist soil and are perfect for containers, window boxes and small space gardens.

February 21, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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