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  • Tiki Torch Wine Bottles

    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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    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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  • 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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    Get Ready, Get Set, Start Your Seeds!

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    The snow has been flying all winter long, and most of us are longing for something, ANYTHING green!  Our seed sowing started last month in our greenhouses, and now is a great time for the home gardener to start their seeds.  You can start peppers, celery, and […]

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    Amaryllis Care 101

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    Amaryllis are some of the easiest, largest, and most exotic bulb flowers you can grow inside your own home.  Let’s be honest; who wouldn’t want huge bright blooms like these brightening up their dining table while the snow is blowing around outside? 🙂 Amaryllis are subtropical and […]

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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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  • 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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    Grubs: The Lawn-Eating Machines

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    Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about lawn diseases and weeds that can make your lawn less than the perfect golf course look-a-like you’re aiming for.  This time of year also warrants a mention of a lawn enemy that’s a little bit more active […]

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