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  • Snowy Christmas Tree

    Oh, Christmas Tree! 6 Fun Facts

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    Did You Know? Besides evergreens, other types of trees such as cherry and hawthorns were used as Christmas trees in the past. 98 percent of all real Christmas trees are grown sustainably on farms as crops like corn or pumpkins, while only 2% are cut […]

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  • Customer Appreciation Sale!

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    Usually our blog is a place for fun facts, timely tips and sharing our love of plants, and we save the sales info for our Green Thumb Specials page.  But this week we know that the avid gardeners out there need to know about our […]

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  • Memorial Day

    Meaningful Memorial Gardens

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    Memorial Day is well-known in gardening circles as the time it’s generally safe to plant all plants outdoors.  This Memorial Day, consider using this “safe-to-plant day” to create a natural remembrance for a loved one. Memorial gardens can take all shapes and sizes — from a […]

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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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    Pick up a FREE Tree Seedling on Arbor Day!

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    Arbor Day is this Friday, April 25, and Van Putte Gardens is celebrating by giving away a free tree seedling to the first 100 families who donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation! The tree seedling giveaway is happening only on Arbor Day (Friday, April 25), […]

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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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    Going Green with Evergreens

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    Bringing a live tree into the home for Christmas is a holiday tradition that has survived since its origins in the 1500s.  Today, decorating a Christmas tree is a special family activity that really kicks off the season for most folks, and as a bonus […]

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  • Christmas Open House

    Season’s Greenings!

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    A late Thanksgiving this year means we are already fully geared up for the holidays here at Van Putte’s.  One of our favorite seasonal events is coming up, with our annual free Christmas Open House happening this weekend!  It’s a fun and family-friendly event with a free […]

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    Blogging for Apples

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    One of our favorite and most quintessential fall flavors is also one of the simplest: a fresh, crisp, NYS apple, of course!  Whatever variety you prefer, right now is the time they’re tastiest and most plentiful in Western NY. An Apple A Day… Apple farmers […]

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  • Gloves

    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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