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    2017: Year of the Pansy

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    The National Garden Bureau has named 2017 the Year of the Pansy!  Pansies were chosen this year because they certainly fit all the selection criteria: popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. We love pansies because they are one of the first bloomers of spring and bring […]

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    Get to Know Our Grower!

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    5 Questions with Greenhouse Manager Steve It’s March in Rochester and after four months of gray, we’re ready for something green!  We thought you might be feeling the same way so we asked our Greenhouse Manager Steve to step out of the warm greenhouse for […]

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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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    Tons of Tomatoes

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    From salads to sauce, we just LOVE tomatoes and now is the time to plant!  The tomato is America’s favorite edible, and a great gateway into gardening for kids or newbies.  Here are some fun facts & notable numbers regarding this delicious (& versatile!) vegetable! The […]

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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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    FREE Lawn Care talk this Saturday!

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    It can be intimidating to tackle your lawn after a long, cold winter, but you can make your neighbors envious this year by letting us show you how easy it is to grow a healthy, green lawn! Visit us for an interactive talk at the […]

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    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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    New Trend: Garden-tainment!

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    Today’s busy lifestyles demand a home space that’s flexible, comfortable, easy, and fun for all occasions, and one of the best ways to achieve that is to make your outdoor space a true extension of your home. Boring backyards are out — they aren’t just […]

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    To Aerate or Not to Aerate?

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    To aerate or not to aerate your lawn?  That is indeed the question now that spring has finally arrived.  But first: what is aerating and why should you (perhaps) bother to do it? Aeration is the process by which air, water and nutrients penetrate the […]

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    Visit a Winter Desert

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    Every season brings a different tone, and for us here at the garden center, winter is an opportunity to take a deep breath before next year’s seedlings sprout and we all start running around again.  Along with those deep breaths, most of us try to take […]

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