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    6 Tips for Container Gardens in Small Spaces

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    Outdoor container gardening has been exploding in popularity over the past few years for several reasons: More people are living in apartments and town homes where there isn’t as much in-ground space available to plant so they are turning to containers to get their “plant fix” […]

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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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    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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    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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    Mason Jar Fruit Cake

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    When winter is upon us, it’s hard to remember the green days of summer, with veggies waiting to be picked, and flowers everywhere, and fresh fruit hanging from the trees and vines… you know.  Basically we end up just wanting to hunker down with seed catalogs […]

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    It’s Not Just What we Grow…

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    The combination of the first days of July and local temps breaking 90 degrees this week means summer has definitely arrived.  And THAT means the start of control season.  Lawn weeds, garden weeds, grubs, insects, animal damage… you name it, summer’s got it.  So when you […]

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    Happy #PollinatorWeek!

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    “Seven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration  of the valuable ecosystem […]

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    DIY: Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

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    This Thursday finds us hosting our first (sold-out!) workshop in our new outdoor workshop area: “Buzz Off! Create-Your-Own Mosquito-Beater Planter.”  For those who aren’t attending, and in the spirit of making our outdoor spaces less buggy any way possible, check out this awesome DIY/repurposing idea […]

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    Make Your Outdoor Space Your Favorite Room of the House!

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    Early this spring, our landscape division found a few spare moments between snowplow trips to create an outdoor room/workshop area.  The results are pretty fantastic: As you can see, Van Putte Landscape demonstrated several of the latest trends in hardscape materials and techniques here, including […]

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    Wildlife in the Garden

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    We’ve had quite a few wildlife visitors to the garden center this season along with the usual insects, bees and so forth — gotta love those pollinators!  Here are a few of our favorites, in no particular order…

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