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  • Winter Salt Damage

    Post-Winter Lawn & Garden Fixes

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    We know you’re seeing all sorts of hidden messes revealed as the snow melts away from your yard at this time of year.  Check out this quick review of a few common post-winter lawn and garden problems we often see here in Rochester.  Let us […]

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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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    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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    Poinsettia Pointers

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    The holidays have come and gone, and even though the Christmas tree is lying at the curb and the cookie jar is empty, don’t neglect the holiday cheer that’s still sticking around: your poinsettia!  Poinsettias are of course at their best at Christmastime, but make good […]

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  • Bulbs Are Here

    Bulbs are here!

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    Though fall is just beginning, it’s also time to start thinking of spring (just a little).  If you want great spring color from tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinth, allium, snowdrops, etc., now is the time to get them in the ground.  Our bulb shipment just arrived […]

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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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    Mum’s the Word: Secrets of Hardy Mums

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    The year-round gardener knows that when the weather starts cooling off at night and families are thinking back-to-school, it’s the right time to begin thinking about autumn gardens.  For many folks, hardy mums are an indispensable part of a fall garden — gorgeous color and abundances of […]

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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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