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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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    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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    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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    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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    Tools of the Trade

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    Days are shortening and the weather is cooling off so you know what that means… time to get back into the garden after sitting back and enjoying those summer perennials!  Fall is an extremely important time of year for garden maintenance, and the preparation work done in […]

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    Butterflies, Books & Blooms!

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    Our summer Kids Grow Club meeting is always one of our favorites, and this year was no exception!  Once a year we partner with the Greece Public Library and Seneca Park Zoo to teach kids all about butterflies and butterfly gardens. Over 30 children came […]

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    Working Around the Thorns

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    Of those who grow roses, who hasn’t been stuck once or twice (at least) by the thorns? We’d hazard a guess that a vast majority of you, our faithful readers, are nodding along.  But we’d hazard another guess that that same group believes gorgeous roses […]

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    Welcoming Spring with the Kids Grow Club – It’s Germination Time!

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    The Kids Grow Club members prepare their “pets” for germination.They’ll need lots of water and sunlight in order to sprout! It’s hard to believe that the Kids Grow Club is in its 18th year this year… the original members must be graduated from high school […]

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