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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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    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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    Hibiscus: 5 Fast Facts

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    Hibiscus plants produce some of the most showy blossoms of summer, with their huge bursts of red, orange, pink and yellow.  We love these flowers for their huge size and vibrant color, but also as a pollinator-friendly plant — birds, butterflies and bees all love them! Five […]

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  • Blog 4 27 17 Hummingbird 660px

    Are you ready for Hummingbirds?

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    It is always fun and exciting to spot a hummingbird here in Rochester, and that time is almost upon us again.  Though there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world and 12 that spend their summers in North America, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the […]

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  • Blog 4 11 17 Pansy 660px

    2017: Year of the Pansy

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    The National Garden Bureau has named 2017 the Year of the Pansy!  Pansies were chosen this year because they certainly fit all the selection criteria: popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. We love pansies because they are one of the first bloomers of spring and bring […]

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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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  • Outdoor Room 1

    New Trend: Garden-tainment!

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    Today’s busy lifestyles demand a home space that’s flexible, comfortable, easy, and fun for all occasions, and one of the best ways to achieve that is to make your outdoor space a true extension of your home. Boring backyards are out — they aren’t just […]

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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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    Add Some Glow to Your Garden

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    We’ve had quite the string of gorgeous summer days so far this year, but the nights have also been pretty delightful.  Listening to tree frogs and chirping insects is a distinctly summer evening sound, and where better to enjoy it than in a moonlight garden?  […]

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