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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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    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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    How to Win vs. Deer, Rabbits & Squirrels in the Garden

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    “Life finds a way.” Though furry bunny rabbits, 1/2 pound squirrels and doe-eyed deer aren’t even close to the same realm of terrifying as a T-rex, this quote from Jurassic Park is still scarily accurate in the battle for the gardens of Western NY.  Those […]

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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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    Sedum is Seriously Cool Stuff

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    So… sedum.  What is it?  It’s this: And this: And this… One more for good measure: Basically, it’s an overarching term for members a very large and hardy group of succulents.  They have water-storing leaves, which makes them a perfect choice for water gardens, rock gardens and super dry areas.  […]

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    Pallet Planters — Add Color and Height to Your Garden!

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    A pallet planter is a great way to add height andvisual interest to your garden.  We think the brightly-colored coleus is just stunning in this version! Bursts of color from overflowing hanging baskets and annuals in flower beds will be seen around town soon enough.  We […]

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