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    Kitchen Gardens – Useful beauty for busy folks!

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    Today’s busy families and working professionals may not have time to till and tend a half acre vegetable garden, but that doesn’t mean homegrown vegetables are out of reach.  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways, and an historical gardening style from France combines the production of food […]

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    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Mother’s Day is a notable holiday for gardeners in NYS since it’s the date after which plants are usually safe from frost.  This year (2014) we may be a week or two behind after the cold winter and wet spring we’ve had, but hardier flowers […]

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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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    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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    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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    Flying Flowers

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    The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly. – Ponce Denis As the rain has abated and warmer, sunny weather has arrived, most people’s perennials have celebrated with lots of gorgeous blooms.  We are seeing tons of phlox, coneflowers, blanket flowers, day lilies, […]

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    Green Thumbs @Home

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    Generally, taking your work home with you is a bad thing, but at Van Putte’s, we’ve all got our green thumbs at work even at home.  Check out this gallery of a few of our staff members’ gardens.  We can generally find a way to garden […]

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    Bug-free BBQs

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    July brings so many good things: sun, summer vacation, barbecues with friends and family, and lots of flowers.  Unfortunately, it also brings mosquitoes and other unwelcome bugs that like to stick to sunscreened arms and leave itchy bites! If you want to keep your garden […]

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    Downy Mildew Infecting Impatiens

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    Well, if you haven’t already heard, we have a very unfortunate problem here in WNY (and elsewhere in the U.S.).  Impatiens, probably the most popular annual flower for their many colors, price, and ability to survive the shadiest spots, are being infected by downy mildew.  […]

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