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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
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To mow or not to mow?

So it’s the middle of October and most of your flowers have faded and gone to seed. You’ve got lots of dried brown stalks and you’re not quite sure what to do. To mow or not to mow?

October 13, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Fall Seeding Take 3

In part three of the Seed Man’s series on planting wildflowers he talks about the best way to pick seed that will succeed.

October 6, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Fall Seeding Take #2!

So now that we know the best time to plant this fall, I would like to turn our attention to the preparation of an area for fall seeding.  Whether sowing in the fall or spring, the proper preparation is always important in determining success or failure of a wildflower planting. Better preparation = More Flowers! [...]

September 29, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 13 Comments
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Sowing Wildflower Seed in the Fall – Part 1

With autumn officially here, it’s time to start planning how we’re going to maximize our time spent in the garden. Less sunlight and cooler days are a sure sign fall has arrived. It’s also about the time our phones start ringing with questions from gardeners wondering if fall is a good time to plant.  The [...]

September 22, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · One Comment
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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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