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    Pruning, Deadheading, Pinching; Oh My!

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    Pruning For many gardening enthusiasts, pruning non-woody, herbaceous plants like annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables is not a common practice. However, a little “haircut” at planting time can make a huge difference in the health and vigor of your plants. Pruning influences growth, the abundance […]

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    Container Planting, Freedom to grow anything!

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    Planting above ground containers affords gardening aficionados tremendous flexibility in what can be grown verses in the ground garden beds that may be limited by location and light exposure. Anything that grows in the earth can be grown in containers of suitable size. You have […]

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    2018: Year of the Tulip

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    The National Garden Bureau has named 2018 the Year of the Tulip! There’s not a doubt in my mind why the tulip was selected. Tulips are a flagship spring bulb that really announce spring is here and winter is over! It’s the light at the […]

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    Take Advantage of the Cold Wet Spring!

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    We are way behind last year as far as our spring temperatures are concerned.   Many things that occur in Nature are directly dependent upon temperature. Insects emerging from the soil, eggs hatching, crabgrass and other weeds germinating, flowers and leaves appearing on your shrubs […]

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    Seed Starting Tips

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    Our customers have already been coming in for their seeds and seed starting accessories. Now is the time to select your seed packs and start your seedlings indoors. It’s a lot of fun too! First you have to decide what plants you want to grow […]

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    How to Identify Common Garden Insects & Plant Diseases

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    Summer is here and now that you’ve got your gardens planted, ’tis the season for animal pests, insects, and disease to become more visible, and more destructive — Mother Nature likes to give us all a challenge from time to time! But never fear! Our […]

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    Hibiscus: 5 Fast Facts

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    Hibiscus plants produce some of the most showy blossoms of summer, with their huge bursts of red, orange, pink and yellow.  We love these flowers for their huge size and vibrant color, but also as a pollinator-friendly plant — birds, butterflies and bees all love them! Five […]

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    Are you ready for Hummingbirds?

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    It is always fun and exciting to spot a hummingbird here in Rochester, and that time is almost upon us again.  Though there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world and 12 that spend their summers in North America, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the […]

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    Your Fall Garden Checklist

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    Spring may be considered the season of renewal but there is plenty you can do now to renew your lawn & landscape! September is an excellent time to fertilize, seed, or sod your lawn. Container gardens can be refreshed by replacing leggy or spent annuals […]

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    Tax Day means its Holly-tone time

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    Today is April 15, a.k.a Tax Day, but in our industry it’s Holly-tone Day!  Acid-loving plants like holly, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreens (including Arborvitae), hydrangeas, dogwoods, and blueberries can all benefit from a regular fertilization schedule with Holly-tone.  You wouldn’t forget to feed yourself, so don’t forget […]

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