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  • Deer Rabbit Squirrel

    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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    Be a Square! (-foot gardener)

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    People often confuse square-foot gardening with simple raised bed gardening, and there are some pretty cool differences.  Basically, square-foot gardening is raised bed gardening with a special plan.  The variety of plants planted closely together keeps the soil nutrient-rich, more weed-free than the ground, and […]

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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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