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  • Cucumber

    How to Avoid Common Cucumber Problems

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    Cucumbers are one of our favorite garden treats.  We love the crunch and freshness of cucumber in a summer salad, adding raw cucumber slices to water for a refreshing summer drink, pickling them with fresh dill and spices… the list goes on! However, we know sometimes cucumber plants can present issues […]

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    6 Tips for Container Gardens in Small Spaces

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    Outdoor container gardening has been exploding in popularity over the past few years for several reasons: More people are living in apartments and town homes where there isn’t as much in-ground space available to plant so they are turning to containers to get their “plant fix” […]

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    How to Grow Strawberries

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    One of the best things about the start of summer is fresh, sweet strawberries in June.  Many other fruits take a bit longer to ripen here in western NY so strawberries are always so welcome as the first real fruit of the season. The other great thing about […]

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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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  • Mulch

    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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    To Aerate or Not to Aerate?

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    To aerate or not to aerate your lawn?  That is indeed the question now that spring has finally arrived.  But first: what is aerating and why should you (perhaps) bother to do it? Aeration is the process by which air, water and nutrients penetrate the […]

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  • Customer Appreciation Sale!

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    Usually our blog is a place for fun facts, timely tips and sharing our love of plants, and we save the sales info for our Green Thumb Specials page.  But this week we know that the avid gardeners out there need to know about our […]

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