Gardening Tips

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Everyone’s Summer Favorite: Hydrangeas

July 14, 2021
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With immense flower heads, hydrangeas have an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Colors are beautiful, with clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites, lavender, and rose. Easy to grow, these are a summer staple in our area, a must in any partly shaded area. Hydrangeas don’t mind our sandy soil, you can see them […]

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Thinking about a Bradford Pear? Read this.

April 2, 2021
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It’s in full bloom now, so you may have noticed a small/medium sized tree blooming white along our roadsides the past few weeks – blooming white, in round flower clusters. It’s everywhere, up and down our major and minor roads and in fields. These trees are descendants of the Bradford Pear, a cultivated variety of […]

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Early Spring Habitat Gardening

March 24, 2021
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If you look closely, many pollinating insects and their eggs can be found under fallen leaves and in the stems of your plants as they wait to emerge with the warmer temperatures. The Xerces Society points out, “just like bears, many pollinators hibernate through the winter—and they may need a little help to survive until spring.” So, […]

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MAY IN THE GARDEN

April 23, 2020
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May is the busiest month in the garden with plenty to do and lots to enjoy! Time to plant trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, perennials and fruit plants of all types.

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APRIL IS ALL ABOUT GETTING READY

March 31, 2020
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Clean Your Garden and remove weeds, winter mulch and debris before digging and preparing the garden for planting. After clearing all the debris, nourish your soil with compost or well-rotted manure. If you don’t have compost or manure, apply a slow-release fertilizer. Select and Plant Perennial Herbs such as Thyme, Lavender, Oregano, Chives, Mint and […]

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