October 22nd, 2018

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Why Plant Cover Crops

Washington County in the spring - a farmer's field of crimson clover. Growing a vegetable garden is beneficial both for your soul and your fresh food supply BUT each crop depletes nutrients from the soil. Growing a cover crop, when not growing vegetables, is one way...

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How to Repot Indoor Plants

As summer approaches and the days last longer, your indoor plants will have more access to sunlight and as a result, the plants will grow and the roots will spread more and more. As they do so, they will begin to require more water, more nutrition, and more space to...

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Groundcover Guide

Blue Star Creeper (Pratia pedunculate)   2” h x 12” w Zone 5-9 Tolerates light to moderate foot traffic Blue Star Creeper is a vigorous, evergreen, mat-forming perennial. It has small ovate leaves and bears a profusion of violet-blue, star-shaped flowers throughout...

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The Benefits of Organic Gardening

Many people today want to know where their food comes from. It’s important to know, for instance, that your food is both ethically and healthily sourced and grown. The term farm-to-table has become increasingly popular as restaurateurs and consumers bypass commercial...

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Striking Blue Lilac Daphne

DAPHNE GENKWA radiates a blue light in your early spring garden. It blooms on bare branches-before the leaves emerge -leaving no distractions from the clusters of lilac-like flowers. Also known as the lilac daphne, this small, upright growing shrub (3'x3') thrives in...

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Magnolias 101

Magnolias Magnolia trees are quite diverse. They have a variety of leaf shapes and forms that are either evergreen or deciduous. Their wonderfully fragrant blooms come in an assortment of colors including white, pink, red, purple, or yellow. They aren’t usually...

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Strawberries – Grow Your Own!

Do you wish the U-Pick strawberry season lasted longer? Want delicious ripe strawberries all summer? Don’t settle for store bought strawberries from California. You know the ones - Red on the outside but white on the inside. Just grow your own! Here is all you need to...

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5 Awesome Japanese Maples

Here are two of our most popular Japanese Maple varieties. We’ve also included three exciting brand new varieties for those japanese maple addicts out there! Coral Bark Japanese Maple Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’ Coral Bark Japanese Maple Summer Foliage Winter Bark Most...

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What Is Dormant Spray & How Can It Help Me?

Dormant Spray- You may have heard this term before but what exactly does it mean? This is a generic term for any spray applied to deciduous trees during fall, winter, and early spring while the branches are still bare. There are many different products that can be...

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Bird Friends in the Garden

Let's learn all about the birds in our garden! Can you recognize them by their feathers and their songs? How do they help us with our gardens? How can we invite them to visit? The make-and-take will be 3 kinds of bird feeders to take home.  What:   Bird Friends in the...

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