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    Being In Clover

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    Known around the world as a symbol of good luck, the four-leaf clover may be tough to find, but when you happen across one, you not only get hope, faith and love symbolized by the first three leaves, but luck as well!  Then again, a fourth leaf only […]

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    Get Ready, Get Set, Start Your Seeds!

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    The snow has been flying all winter long, and most of us are longing for something, ANYTHING green!  Our seed sowing started last month in our greenhouses, and now is a great time for the home gardener to start their seeds.  You can start peppers, celery, and […]

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    Plants We Love!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!  Instead of chocolates, poems or love songs, we want to share what every Green Thumb loves best… flowers!  So, here are some of our favorites, who we can’t wait to see in bloom in a couple short months!   Steve (Greenhouse Manager) loves […]

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    Amaryllis Care 101

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    Amaryllis are some of the easiest, largest, and most exotic bulb flowers you can grow inside your own home.  Let’s be honest; who wouldn’t want huge bright blooms like these brightening up their dining table while the snow is blowing around outside? Amaryllis are subtropical and do […]

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    DIY Bird Feeder

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    When the winter blahs hit and your kids are bouncing off the walls, use this fun craft as a great opportunity to chill out and focus on nature!  Birds fascinate young and old alike, and this DIY bird feeder will bring your garden’s feathered friends up close […]

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    Poinsettia Pointers

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    The holidays have come and gone, and even though the Christmas tree is lying at the curb and the cookie jar is empty, don’t neglect the holiday cheer that’s still sticking around: your poinsettia!  Poinsettias are of course at their best at Christmastime, but make good […]

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    Going Green with Evergreens

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    Bringing a live tree into the home for Christmas is a holiday tradition that has survived since its origins in the 1500s.  Today, decorating a Christmas tree is a special family activity that really kicks off the season for most folks, and as a bonus […]

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    Season’s Greenings!

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    A late Thanksgiving this year means we are already fully geared up for the holidays here at Van Putte’s.  One of our favorite seasonal events is coming up, with our annual free Christmas Open House happening this weekend!  It’s a fun and family-friendly event with a free […]

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    Blogging for Apples

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    One of our favorite and most quintessential fall flavors is also one of the simplest: a fresh, crisp, NYS apple, of course!  Whatever variety you prefer, right now is the time they’re tastiest and most plentiful in Western NY. An Apple A Day… Apple farmers […]

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    Kids Grow Club Creates Fall-tastical Creatures!

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    The October 2013 meeting of the Kids Grow Club was tons of fun as usual!  We had over 35 kids ages 5-12 come for the “Create Your Own Pumpkin Creature” meeting on Sunday afternoon. There were a few googly eyes and pipecleaners in the mix, but everything […]

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