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  • Japanese Beetle

    How to Identify Common Garden Insects & Plant Diseases

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    Summer is here and now that you’ve got your gardens planted, ’tis the season for animal pests, insects, and disease to become more visible, and more destructive — Mother Nature likes to give us all a challenge from time to time! But never fear! Our […]

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    Get to Know Our Grower!

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    5 Questions with Greenhouse Manager Steve It’s March in Rochester and after four months of gray, we’re ready for something green!  We thought you might be feeling the same way so we asked our Greenhouse Manager Steve to step out of the warm greenhouse for […]

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    Your Fall Garden Checklist

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    Spring may be considered the season of renewal but there is plenty you can do now to renew your lawn & landscape! September is an excellent time to fertilize, seed, or sod your lawn. Container gardens can be refreshed by replacing leggy or spent annuals […]

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    3 Best Tips for Million Bells!

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    There are a million reasons to love “Million Bells,” but the most obvious is the huge number of brightly-colored flowers produced on each trailing stem.  It may not technically be millions, but when you stand back and look at a window box or retaining wall filled with […]

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    10 Reasons to Mulch!

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    Bark mulch is an inexpensive and garden-healthy preventative solution for a lot of garden issues, and is particularly useful for new vegetable plantings. Mulching a garden doesn’t require a whole lot of know-how — just spread 1-3 inches deep around your plants, making sure not to mulch […]

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  • Lawn Scene

    FREE Lawn Care talk this Saturday!

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    It can be intimidating to tackle your lawn after a long, cold winter, but you can make your neighbors envious this year by letting us show you how easy it is to grow a healthy, green lawn! Visit us for an interactive talk at the […]

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  • Potting Mix

    Selecting the Perfect Soil

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    So with that looooong winter behind us, and spring peeking its little tulip and daffodil heads up all over the place, most folks are itching to get planting.  It’s important to use the right soil for the right plantings, so here’s a quick breakdown on […]

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  • Rain Gardens

    All About Rain Gardens

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    Rain gardens are an easy-to-maintain, beautiful, and useful addition to the home landscape, but as a relatively new theme in gardening, we’ve found that a lot of folks don’t know why they’d plant one, or even what a rain garden is!  So here are the […]

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    Visit a Winter Desert

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    Every season brings a different tone, and for us here at the garden center, winter is an opportunity to take a deep breath before next year’s seedlings sprout and we all start running around again.  Along with those deep breaths, most of us try to take […]

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    Fun Fall Day with the Kids Grow Club!

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    We had a fantastic Saturday with our Van Putte Gardens Kids Grow Club this past weekend! The mini-Green Thumbs didn’t let a little rain stop them as they filled our market greenhouse with smiles, laughter and plenty of “beginner naturalist” knowledge.  They started out the […]

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