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    Pick up a FREE Tree Seedling on Arbor Day!

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    Arbor Day is this Friday, April 25, and Van Putte Gardens is celebrating by giving away a free tree seedling to the first 100 families who donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation! The tree seedling giveaway is happening only on Arbor Day (Friday, April 25), […]

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    Kids Grow Club Growing like Mad!

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    Last week the Van Putte Gardens Kids Grow Club had their annual spring meeting, which actually turned out to be TWO meetings!  Apparently this year’s cold, long winter had everyone in the mood to get out and start spring activities; we had over 70 kids […]

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    Post-Winter Lawn & Garden Fixes

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    We know you’re seeing all sorts of hidden messes revealed as the snow melts away from your yard at this time of year.  Check out this quick review of a few common post-winter lawn and garden problems we often see here in Rochester.  Let us […]

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    Dividing Perennials

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    Winter may still be hanging on, but if you’re anything like us, you’re just itching to get back out in the garden, right?  Since one of the earliest tasks for gardeners is dividing perennials, we wanted to pass on our tips for this early spring task for […]

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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 […]

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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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