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Winter Landscaping

Winter landscaping is another trend that gardeners have been putting more thought into. A barren dreary empty landscape is so un-imaginative.  However, during the dormant season there are some plants that can provide splashes of color still around your yard. Consider planting a silver-white Betula Apoiensus (Mount Apoi) and Cornus Sanguinea (Midwinter Fire), or Red

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Seasonal Fall Tip

Are your Daylillies and Irises not blooming as much as they use to ?  Know as the “Workhorses” of the garden they do require a little TLC once in a while. When they don’t bloom as much it means they are crowded and need to be thinned out (divided).  Thin your beds either in late

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Fall Shrub Planting

Early Fall with warm days and cool nights makes shrub planting the perfect time. It gives the shrubs time to spread their roots before their winter nap and then they will bring color to your yard in early spring through next fall. Here are a few to consider: Knockout Roses plant them in a spot

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Plant Watering Tips…

Did you know there are certain times of the day that are the best times to water your plants? Early, early in the morning, or late at night, will benefit your plants the most. Watering plants in the middle of the day in hot climates can scorch your plants and doesn’t help much since the

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How to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies

Choose long-blooming colorful perennials for you yard and get a two-for ! You can attract all types of wild birds into you yard with colorful berry producing plants. Robins like the orangeier berry of the Mountain Ash Tree and are partial to Hollies as are the Red Bird.  As a bonus Hummingbirds are drawn to

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How to make a gloomy shaded yard appear sunny & bright

  Shade can make a yard feel gloomy, however with the right varieties of colors, textures and foliage your shady garden becomes an illusion of sun dappling in; stylish and exquisite.  One of a gardener’s old tricks is using variegated plants with yellow, chartreuse and white colors, Hostas are the perfect definition. Others are Sweet

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Easy Care/Hardy Plants

Does you schedule leave you minimal time for your garden? Consider using these easy care / hardy plants: Peonies, Daylilies, Iris, and Daisies: All are fragrant and may be planted in Full Sun to Light Afternoon Shade. Fertilize in the Spring and divide in the Fall to early spring, if desired. Ribbon Grass, Liriope, and

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Bradford Pears Effecting Local Fauna

Bradford Pears once valued for their white blooms and resistance to disease & insects are now overpopulating and threatening native plant species. Not to mention they are subject to seasonal storm damage. Since our native plant life is capable of supporting native birds and other wildlife, it is important that we begin to look to

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